Courses We’d Love To Take


March 23, 2022

The Birth of the Modern

In a series of essays, Reed's Humanities 211/212 faculty offer a glimpse into an unforgettable course.

December 13, 2021

What the Pandemic Has Taught Us about Teaching (and Learning)

How coronavirus spurred Reed professors to rethink their classroom strategies.

September 23, 2021

Women in the Ancient World

ANME 377 with Prof. Ellen Millender explores gender, sexuality, and power in ancient societies.

September 10, 2021

Sport and Society

Anthro 324 with Prof. Silverstein looks at how sports reinforce—and challenge—fundamental social constructs.

September 6, 2021

Water and the American West

History 310 with Prof. Josh Howe explores the turbulent controversies surrounding the resource that defines half a continent.

August 27, 2021

Russian Culture Under Putin

Russian 390 with Prof. Zhenya Bershtein explores how artists and writers depict life in Putin’s Russia.

May 3, 2021

The Biggest Lab on Campus

Bio students make exciting discoveries in the Reed canyon—and raise questions for its future.

April 9, 2021

Growing the Curriculum

The environmental studies program currently offers more than two dozen courses. Here’s a small sample.

April 9, 2021

Documentary as a Form of Resistance

In Spanish 372 students delve into documentary films about struggles for social justice.

March 22, 2021

Race, Ethnicity, and Empire

History 315 with Prof. Radhika Natarajan examines the complex relationship between the British empire and the people it colonized.