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CBD Course Development and Augmentation

For the academic year 2019-20, CBD has made slight revisions to the Course Development and Augmentation Program. Please see below for new program guidelines.

CBD offers faculty funding to support the development of interdisciplinary courses that address the program's major themes of culture, mind/brain, and human growth and development.

The goal of the CBD Program is to examine a wide range of approaches to the relationships that exist among the studies of culture, mind/brain, and body/human growth and development. Through its courses, CBD aims to bring together literatures and methodologies from all of Hampshire's five schools. The steering committee is particularly interested in courses that bring perspectives from the humanities/arts/cultural studies or critical social inquiry together with those from the cognitive or natural sciences. Visit our course page for more information on past and current CBD courses.

If you would like to add a CBD perspective to your course through a guest speaker, field trip or other component, funding to augment existing courses to incorporate CBD themes is available for either fall 2019 or spring 2020 courses. Please submit your application to cbd@hampshire.edu via email.

Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis, and the maximum amount is $500.

Project Description

Address the following in two pages:

The title of the course, when, and at what level it will be taught (100, 200, 300).

How the course will engage with at least two of the three areas of the study of culture, mind/brain, and human growth and development.   

Information on any guest speakers/lecturers who will be invited to participate (indicate if they already have been invited/have agreed to participate).

Budget with Justification for Expenses

Expenses may not exceed $500; allowable budget items include:

    Expenses for guest speakers from outside the College (honoraria and travel costs)

    Course materials

    Field trip costs

Review Process

The CBD steering committee (Daniel Altshuler, Jane Couperus, Cynthia Gill, Laura Sizer, Lise Sanders) will review proposals according to the above guidelines. Preference will be given to those proposing courses that could be taught again in the future; balance and focus within the CBD program will also be considered.

If you have questions, or to discuss whether your proposed course meets the CBD guidelines, please contact CBD program director Amy Dryansky.

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Amherst, MA 01002