Anthropology of Sound

Learning objectives: This course is designed to sensitize students to the often-forgotten presence of sounds in everyday life. More than just a phenomenological account of sound, the course proposes to consider all sound-related dimensions (noise, music, voice, silence, etc.) as significant elements of research and analysis.
Led by: Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier

African American History and the Five Senses

This is a month long unit that ties African-American history month with the five senses. For each week of African-American History month, the class studies one of the five senses with one area of African-American History.
Led by: Kate Johnson

The Body as a Score

Learning objectives: How to make and read different kinds of scores using your body and voice.
Led by: Yun Ingrid Lee & Karina Dukalska

Staging an Ordinary Day

Learning objectives: Explore and note one’s own detailed observations of theatrical events in everyday life.
Led by: Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen

Social Distancing

Learning objectives: Explore our codes of physical behavior: how near can we come to another body? Where are we allowed to touch? And how do we read the body language of others?
Led by: Suze Milius & Maribel Ortega

Smell Dating

Learning objectives: Explore the attraction of smells and the relationship between our brain, nose and hormonal system.
Led by: Klara Ravat & Anna D’Errico

Building Music

Learning objectives (course specific): To see how sound reverberates differently depending on the acoustics of the room, the size of the room, and the frequency of the sound.
Led by: Espen Sommer Eide, Martin Taxt & Mari Kvien Brunvoll

Beyond Taste

Learning objectives: Explore the boundaries of taste.
Led by: Katja Gruijters