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Introduction to Marketing

At Sewanee, we believe that the best preparation for a career in business is a broad-based liberal arts education. Many of today’s corporate leaders attribute their success to the critical thinking skills, writing and speaking skills, and study of the human experience that are the core of the liberal arts tradition. David Shipps, C’89, director of the Babson Center for Global Commerce, will offer “Introduction to Marketing” in conjunction with our virtual Business at Sewanee program. If you’re interested in the Carey Fellows program, this mock class is not to be missed!


Join New York Times best-selling author Professor Kevin Wilson for his mock class, “Becoming a Narrative Machine: Generating Short Fiction.” You’ll participate in a 20-minute class and then a 10-to 15-minute Q & A session. This is a great way to connect with a Sewanee faculty member, and gain a sense of our classroom experience! Professor Wilson is the author of two short story collections and three novels, The Family Fang, Perfect Little World, and Nothing to See Here. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University (B.A.) and the University of Florida (M.F.A.). At Sewanee, Wilson is an associate professor in the English Department and coordinates the Certificate in Creative Writing program.

The Environment at Sewanee

Through Sewanee's Integrated Program in the Environment (SIPE), more than 30 faculty and staff members are engaged with students on a variety of research and applied field projects. We have direct access to a working farm and forest of 13,000 acres, well-funded internships, and alumni involved with management and conservation issues around the globe. Join Professor Deborah McGrath for a mock class in conjunction with our virtual Environment at Sewanee program. McGrath serves as Sewanee’s assistant dean of the environment. Register to participate in this unique experience in environmental study and the liberal arts!

Matters of Life and Death: Introduction to Moral Philosophy with Mark Hopwood

Associate Professor of Philosophy Mark Hopwood is pleased to offer a live mock class entitled “Matters of Life and Death: Introduction to Moral Philosophy.” Dr. Hopwood studied philosophy at the University of Oxford and the University of Chicago. He has been teaching at Sewanee since 2014. Hopwood offers classes in moral and political philosophy, the philosophy of art, ancient philosophy, and 20th-century continental philosophy. He has published papers on the nature of love, the problem of selfishness, the connection between philosophy and literature, and what it means to see others as fully human. Dr. Hopwood is currently writing a book on the 20th-century philosopher and novelist Iris Murdoch. You can find links to some of his published work right here.

English 101: Reading Below the Surface

When you study English at Sewanee, you’ll be part of a truly storied program. The vibrancy and range of courses will transform you into a closer reader, a more insightful critic, and a superior writer. You’ll explore texts from classical to contemporary, Shakespearean to African American, and all the stories in between. We invite you to join Associate Professor Stephanie Batkie for a mock class entitled “English 101: Reading Below the Surface.” Batkie holds degrees from Northwestern University and the University of Michigan, as well as a certificate in medieval and early modern studies. At Sewanee, Dr. Batkie also serves as director of the Writing Across the Curriculum program.

How Do Genes and the Environment Shape Behavior?

Associate Professor of Biology Katie McGhee will be hosting “How Do Genes and the Environment Shape Behavior?” Dr. McGhee studied at the University of Cambridge, the University of Illinois, and Florida State University. Using fishes as model species, she studies how the behavior of individuals is affected by the stress their mothers experienced in the past and/or the quality of care they receive from their fathers.