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Curricular Courses

The Hive hosts a variety of full-credit classes in our spaces each week. You can review what’s happening this semester, as well as courses from past semesters in the lists below.

COURSES (BY) THE HIVE

[ HCDE180] Human Centered Design

The Hive’s Human Centered Design class (E180 HMC) allows students from all five Claremont Colleges to work together to uncover unique insights related to three design projects (DP1, DP2, DP3) with increasingly challenging real-world problems.

View the full course description on the Harvey Mudd College catalog, or head to our “What is HCD?” page to learn more about the process.

This is one of the most popular classes at The Claremont Colleges and is consistently oversubscribed. Since we are unable to accept many of the (very compelling) PERM requests we receive, the best strategy to show us that you are serious about wanting to enroll is by engaging with the Hive! Come to our events, lead your own workshops, and say hi to Hive staff, so we remember we’ve seen you around.

[ENGR190BAHM] Advanced Human Centered Design

Advanced HCD is a practicum-style course to deepen your knowledge and experience in design. The focal point of the class is a 9-week design engagement where you will
work as a design team for an external organization addressing real-world challenges.

New this year, Advanced HCD will be the testing ground for the Hive’s newest
program – CoLab Mexico. The class will run in parallel to an advanced interdisciplinary
design class at Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM), and students there will also work in
design teams on an analogous 9-week design engagement with a local partner.
Throughout the semester, our two cohorts will collaborate virtually by zoom.

[POEA185] Design for Environmental Behavior Change

Design for Environmental Behavior Change provides an exploration of Regenerative Life-Centered Design (LCD), Systems Innovation, and Biomimicry, and compares these to the mainstream approaches within Behavior Change Science as tools for shaping nature-inspired environmental behavior change and understanding. The course will be taught with rotating environmental themes and related partner organizations, creating unique experiences for students while still teaching evolving core concepts and strategies. The course will include interactive design methods and processes, hands-on projects, and engagement with fundamental readings and concepts. Students will learn how to integrate novel behavior change strategies into human-environmental systems while doing equity-based design research and prototyping.

COURSES (AT) THE HIVE

The Hive hosts a variety of classes from around the 7Cs! These courses lean into the Hive values and spark collaboration across the campuses.

  • Vampires, Zombies, and the African Diaspora: FHS10, Sarah Sarzynski, CMC
  • Design Activism: HIST174CM; Albert Park, CMC
  • EnviroLab Asia: Hist160/EA21, Albert Park, CMC
  • Building Los Angeles: EA174, Char Miller, Pomona
  • Shapes of Surfaces: MATH145A, Bahar Acu, Pitzer
  • (re)Design Institute: TNDY430, Gloria Gonzalez Morales, CGU
PREVIOUS CLASSES TAUGHT (AT) THE HIVE

Spring 2022:

  • Biochemistry 177: Chem/Biol 177 KS; Mary Hatcher-Skeers, Keck
  • EnviroLab Asia: Research and Methodologies: HIST 160; Albert Park, CMC
  • Critical Design Studio: ART 179G; Mark Allen and Becca Lofchie, Pomona
  • Being Human in STEM: BIO47; Sharon Stranford, Pomona
  • Design for Environmental Behavior Change: EA 185; Shannon Randolph, Pomona
  • Interpersonal Dynamics: LEAD151; Werner Zorman, Asha Srikantiah, Surani Gunasena, HMC 
  • Building Los Angeles: EA174; Char Miller, Jeff Groves, Pomona
  • Feminisms, Revolutions, Art: FGSS 177; Piya Chatterjee, Scripps

Fall 2021:

  • Design Activism: HIST174CM; Albert Park, CMC
  • Immunology: BIO 160; Sharon Stranford, Pomona
  • Art and Biology: ART 179; Rachel Mayeri, HMC
  • Tongue-in-cheek: Humor in Art and Visual Culture: FYS; Tim Berg, Pitzer
  • Aphrodite: The Power of Love: ID1; Jody Valentine, Pomona
  • Antiracist Feminist Coalition Building: FGSS Core 3; Piya Chatterjee, Scripps

Spring 2020:

  • Intersections of Biology and Ethics in Public Health: Biology 160; Sharon Stranford, Pomona
  • Biochemistry, Chemistry 177; Mary Hatcher-Skeers, Keck Science
  • EnviroLab Asia: EA 21 and CMC History 160; Albert Park and Marc Los Huertos, CMC and Pomona
  • Intersectional Feminist Theories: FGSS184; Piya Chatterjee, Scripps
  • Interpersonal Dynamics: LEAD151; Werner Zorman, HMC
  • Introduction to Environmental Analysis: EA10; Teresa Spezio, Pitzer
  • Design for Environmental Behavior Change: EA 181; Shannon Randolph, Pomona
  • Critical Design Studio: Discourse and Authorship in Visual Communication: ART 179; Kareem Collie, HMC
  • Africana Studies Journal & New Media: AFRI119; Maryan Soliman, Scripps
  • Introduction to Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies: FGSS 26; Piya Chatterjee, Scripps
  • Environmental Analysis: E190; Guillermo Douglass-Jaimes, Pomona
  • Building LA: EA 174; Jeff Groves and Char Miller, HMC and Pomona
  • Plants, Magic, and Race: Intercultural Translations of Shamanism: Span139; Martín Vega, Scripps

Fall 2019:

  • Chemistry: Chem 14L KS; Mary Hatcher-Skeers, Keck Science
  • Science and the Environment: EA30; Marc Los Huertos, Pomona
  • Walls, Borders, Fences: Core 3; Lara Deeb, Scripps
  • Antiracist Feminist and Queer Praxis: Theory, Ethics and Social Action: FGSS 192; Piya Chatterjee, Scripps
  • Introduction to Environmental Analysis: EA10; Teresa Spezio, Pitzer and Pomona
  • Art and Biology: Art179f; Rachel Mayeri, HMC

Spring 2019:

  • Biochemistry: Chemistry 177; Mary Hatcher-Skeers, Keck Science/CMC
  • Philosophy of Technology: Phil 057 JT; Brian Keeley and Laura Perini, Pitzer and Pomona
  • Introductory Cell Chemistry and Cell Biology: BIOL 41C; Sara Olson, Pomona
  • Plants, Magic, and Race: Intercultural Translations of Shamanism: Spanish 139; Martín Vega Olmedo, Scripps
  • Introduction to Environmental Analysis: EA10 and EA93; Teresa Spezio, Pitzer and Pomona
  • Public Health Biology and Ethics: Biology 053; Sharon Stranford, Pomona
  • Critical Design Studio: ART 121 JT; Mark Allen and Kareem Collie, Pomona
  • Walls, Borders, Fences: Core 2; Lara Deeb, Scripps
  • Building LA: EA 174; Jeff Groves and Char Miller, HMC and Pomona

Fall 2018:

  • Immunology: Biology 160; Sharon Stranford, Pomona
  • Feminist Coalition Building: CORE 3; Piya Chatterjee, Scripps
  • Antiracist Feminist and Queer Praxis: Theory, Ethics and Social Action: FGSS 192; Piya Chatterjee, Scripps
  • Zines in the Asian Diaspora: ASAM105b; Todd Honma, Pitzer
  • Introduction to Environmental Analysis: EA10; Teresa Spezio, Pitzer and Pomona
  • Advanced Cell Biology: Biology 163; Sara Olson, Pomona
  • Pop-up Shakespeare: LIT 179; Ambereen Dadabhor and Ben Wiedermann, HMC

Spring 2018:

  • Design Activism: HIST 141; Albert Park, CMC
  • Cell Biology: BIO 141C; Sharon Stranford, Pomona
  • Human Robot Interaction: HMC CS1810; Jim Boerkel, HMC
  • EnviroLab Asia: EA 21 and 31; Albert Park and Marc Los Huertos, CMC and Pomona

Spring 2017:

  • Wastescapes: STS 179F; Marianne de Laet, HMC
  • Wonderful World of Trash: HSA10; Christy Spackman, HMC