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Curricular Courses

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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

[E180 HMC] 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.

We are also prototyping an advanced Human-Centered Design class as a group independent study elective (for those who have already taken the Human-Centered Design class).

[EA 185 PO]  Design for Environmental Behavior Change  

This course provides an exploration of Human-Centered Design (HCD) and also uses concepts from Systems Thinking, Social Marketing, and Environmental Education as tools for innovative and targeted environmental behavior change. The course will be taught with rotating environmental themes and related partner organizations, creating unique experiences for students while still teaching the same core concepts and strategies. The first iteration of this course will focus on behavior change in the realm of sustainable transportation in Southern California from the perspectives of a government organization, a business, and a non-profit organization. This issue has large-scale implications for decreasing GHG emissions, lowering the reliance on single occupancy vehicles, and improving the quality of life in Southern California.

[ART 179G HM-01] Critical Design Studio / Special Topics in Art 

Visual media is ubiquitous in our lives as a source of influence and pleasure, argumentation and control. It tells us what to buy, what to believe, and organizes societies in ways both beneficial and malignant. Critical Design Studio invites participants to consider how visual texts establish how information is understood, facts are revealed (or hidden), and how design, illustration, typography, and color impact how we perceive the world. In this hands-on studio class students will deconstruct, reconfigure, and critically analyze the methods of visual communication. An emphasis will be placed on the ability to use design to create forms which persuade, explain, make a claim, and invite the reader into a dialogue.

COURSES (AT) THE HIVE
  • Intersections of Biology and Ethics in Public Health: Biology 160; Sharon Stranford, Pomona
  • The Imperial University: FGSS 186; Piya Chatterjee, Scripps
  • Gender and Sexuality in Latin America: HIST 156; Sarah Sarzynski, CMC
  • Chemistry 177, Biochemistry; Mary Hatcher-Skeers, Keck Science
  • Genes and Behavior: Neur 168; Elizabeth Glater, Pomona
  • Hunger: Core II; Michelle Decker, Scripps
  • 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
  • Africana Studies Journal & New Media: AFRI119; Maryan Soliman, Scripps
  • Introduction to Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies: FGSS 26; Piya Chatterjee, Scripps
  • Decolonizing Gender & Sexuality in Asian/American Studies: 172 GWS 162; Aimee Bahng, Pomona
  • Environmental Analysis: E190; Guillermo Douglass-Jaimes, Pomona
  • Feminist Ethnography and Performance: DANC142 Meiver De la Cruz, Scripps
  • Building LA: EA 174; Jeff Groves and Char Miller, HMC and Pomona
  • Plants, Magic, and Race: Intercultural Translations of Shamanism: Span139; Martín Vega, Scripps

Past Curricular Courses

The Hive hosted these classes in our space in previous semesters:

Fall 2019

By the Hive:

  • Human-Centered Design: HCDE180; Fred Leichter, HMC
  • Group-Independent Study in Human-Centered Design; Fred Leichter, HMC

@ the Hive:

  • Race, Gender, and the Environment: GWS 172; Aimee Bahng, Pomona
  • Chemistry 14, Section 1: Chem 14L KS; Mary Hatcher-Skeers, Keck Science/CMC
  • Science and the Environment: EA30; Marc Los Huertos, Pomona
  • Field Methods in Anthropology Section I: ANTH 105; Claudia Strauss, Pitzer
  • Seven Steps to Startup: Generating Transformative Innovation; Hovig Tchalian, CGU
  • Advanced Cell Biology: Biology 163; Sara Olson, Pomona
  • Walls, Borders, Fences: Core 3; Lara Deeb, Scripps
  • Antiracist Feminist and Queer Praxis: Theory, Ethics and Social Action: FGSS 192; Piya Chatterjee, Scripps
  • Experiencing Sustainability: Experiments in the Transdisciplinary Collaboratory: TNDY 407T; Anne Harley, Andy Vosko, Teresa Spezio, Scripps , CGU, Pitzer
  • EA Senior Thesis: EA 191; Char Miller, Pomona
  • Introduction to Environmental Analysis: EA10; Teresa Spezio, Pitzer, and Pomona
  • Rhetorics of Sustainability: Writing 172; Kimberly Drake, Scripps
  • Art and Biology: Art179f; Rachel Mayeri, HMC
Spring 2019

By the Hive:

  • Human-Centered Design: HCDE180; Fred Leichter, HMC
  • Environmental Analysis Senior Capstone: EA 190; Guillermo Douglass-Jaimes and Shannon Randolph, Pomona
  • Critical Design Studio: ART 121 JT; Mark Allen and Kareem Collie, Pomona

@ the Hive:

  • 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
  • Nature, Society, and Culture – East Asia: EA 21/189+E; Wallace Marty Meyer, Pomona
  • Plants, Magic, and Race: Intercultural Translations of Shamanism: Spanish 139; Martín Vega Olmedo, Scripps
  • Oldenborg Conversation Class: Russian 11; Anne Dwyer, Pomona
  • Healing Justice: ASAM22; Kathleen Yep, Pitzer
  • Social Responsibility Praxis: ASAM102; Kathleen Yep, Pitzer
  • Entrepreneurial Practice Lab: MGT 380C; Hovig Tchalian, CGU
  • Introduction to Environmental Analysis: EA10 and EA93; Teresa Spezio, Pitzer and Pomona
  • Public Health Biology and Ethics: Biology 053; Sharon Stranford, Pomona
  • Environmental Analysis Senior Capstone: EA 190; Guillermo Douglass-Jaimes and Shannon Randolph, Pomona
  • Advanced Russian Conversation: Russian 13; Anne Dwyer, Pomona
  • Behavioral Economics Incubator 1: Econ 420A; Monica Capra, CGU
  • Intersections: Gender, Race and Sexuality: ID 76 JT; Sara Sarzynski, CMC
  • Walls, Borders, Fences: Core 2; Lara Deeb, Scripps
  • Building LA: EA 174; Jeff Groves and Char Miller, HMC and Pomona
Fall 2018

By the Hive:

  • Human-Centered Design: HCDE180; Kareem Collie, HMC and Shannon Randolph, Pomona

@ the Hive:

  • 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
  • Seven Steps to Startup: Generating Transformative Innovation; Hovig Tchalian, CGU
  • Pop-up Shakespeare: LIT 179; Ambereen Dadabhor and Ben Wiedermann, HMC
  • Experimental Economics: Econ 320; Monica Capra, CGU
  • Senior Thesis: EA 191; Char Miller, Pomona
Spring 2018

By the Hive:

  • Human-Centered Design: HCDE180; Fred Leichter, HMC

@ the Hive:

  • Leadership: LEAD 142; Gemma Bulos and Scott Sherman, CMC
  • Antiracist, Feminist and Queer Praxis: FGSS; Piya Chatterjee, Scripps
  • Women and Gender Studies: FGSS 189; Piya Chatterjee, Scripps
  • 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
Fall 2017

@ the Hive:

  • Leadership: LEAD 121; Gemma Bulos and Scott Sherman, CMC
  • First Year Seminar; Brian Keeley and Nigel Boyle, Pitzer
Spring 2017

By the Hive:

  • Human Centered Design: Special Topics in Engineering HCDE180; Fred Leichter, Pat Little, and Justin Ferrell, HMC

@ the Hive:

  • Making a Difference; Scott Sherman, CMC
  • EA Senior Thesis: EA 190; Char Miller, Pomona
  • Practice of Management Creativity Lab; Hovig Tchalian, CGU
  • Wastescapes: STS 179F; Marianne de Laet, HMC
  • Wonderful World of Trash: HSA10; Christy Spackman, HMC
Fall 2016

@ the Hive:

  • First Year Seminar; Brian Keeley, Pitzer
Spring 2016

By the Hive:

  • Human Centered Design: Special Topics in Engineering HCDE180, HMC