Courses are the heart of Themester. Each fall the College presents undergraduate courses that open the theme, engage with it, and promote cross-disciplinary inquiry.
As part of the liberal arts tradition, Themester courses encourage students to question critically, think logically, communicate clearly, act creatively, and live ethically. Students consistently report that Themester courses and events allow them to understand how topics can be approached from different perspectives. Themester challenges them to consider the complexity of a topic beyond their initial assumptions.