Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning

Grinnell is about opportunity and choice, freedom and responsibility. Our individually advised curriculum lets you choose your own unique set of courses with help from your faculty adviser, whom you’ll come to know well during First-Year Tutorial—Grinnell’s only required course outside the requirements to complete a major. With 26 majors and 11 interdisciplinary concentrations, and countless off-campus research and study options, you’ll discover the world at Grinnell, in your own way, And you’ll build the future that’s best for you.

What's New in the Grinnell College Libraries, Fall 2013

New Faces

Micki Behounek:  Access Services Manager. Micki has a B.A. in Business Education from Buena Vista University and an M.A. from the University of Iowa in Library and Information Science. Micki has fifteen years of library experience as a High School/Middle School Teacher Librarian for South Tama County High School. Before working in education, Micki worked in sales and banking.

Sandow Birk: American Qur'an

Over the past several years, Michigan-born artist Sandow Birk has turned his interest and extensive travels in the Islamic world into a project to transcribe by hand an English-translated text of the 114 suras, or chapters, of the Qur'an. While adhering to traditional guidelines for formatting the text, he adds his own scenes of everyday Americana, uniting on the page what some believe to be mutually distinct, even opposing and irreconcilable, ways of life.

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