Working Hands. Working Minds.
The First Semester Work Experience pairs reading and discussion with meaningful work experience, to provide students with a foundation in the Sterling Work Program that carefully examines the role that work plays in all aspects of life. Coursework will be split between classroom-based discussion and reflection, and a hands-on introduction to four areas of Work Program essential to the health of our community: the farm, the forest, the kitchen, and administration. Readings and discussions will revolve around our preconceived notions about work, the values we associate with it, and a variety of issues ranging from social justice to environmental and community health that are impacted by those ideas. This course aims to introduce a broad range of tools and skills necessary for students to become valuable members of the Sterling College community both in the classroom and beyond.