Simpson Colloquium (SC 101) Courses

The academic core of the First Year Program is the Simpson Colloquium (SC 101), a 4-credit, full semester course limited to 18 students. The professor teaching the SC 101 will be your academic advisor for most of your first year of college. An SC Leader (orientation leader) and Writing Fellow (essentially a writing tutor) will also help you with your transition to college life. The members of your SC 101 are a small community within a community, helping you adjust to living in the dorms and the rigors of academic life at Simpson.

You’ll meet students in your SC 101, SC Leaders, and your professor at Summer Registration in June. At that time, you will be advised and sign up for your remaining fall classes!

To learn more about the Simpson Colloquium, please watch this video.

Fall 2016 Simpson Colloquium Courses:

(Links to course descriptions will go live in February late 2016)

Argumentation and Debate

Eat, Drink and be Wary: How the things you put in your mouth affect you and the planet

Finding Camelot

Give My Regards to Broadway

Junk Science: Exercise and Fitness

Lost Horizons: Thinking Utopia in a Dystopian Age

Money – It’s a Gas

The 1960s: Why They Matter in the 2010s

The Power of Big Data

Prohibition and the Impulse to Legislate Personal Behavior

Representation of Self in Graphic Biographies and Novels

Trail of Tears

12 Songs

Why the Walkability Index Matters

Your Brain on Nature