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Physics

Physics minor coursework covers basic principles and scientific techniques of physics. It includes advanced instruction in atmospheric physics, thermodynamics, classical mechanics, and modern physics. As the broadest of the sciences, physics provides rigorous problem-solving training that is applicable across the disciplines. A minor in physics is a particularly appropriate complement…

Northland Students in discussion.

Philosophy

A minor in philosophy develops critical thinking skills in the evolving Western tradition and can be combined with any major. A philosophy minor provides excellent preparation for graduate studies, law school, or business, community development, or simply for leading a better life. Related A minor in philosophy develops critical thinking…

Northland College student levitating using photography tricks.

Fools Photography

Adjunct Photography Professor Bob Gross had a little pre-April Fools fun in his Digital Photography classroom yesterday. Students learn about exposure settings, lighting basics, photoshop techniques, “and how to bend the rules of time and space with your mind,” he said….

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Alumnus Karl ’04 oversees outdoor therapeutic program

Healing Through a Lense

…program design and execution—from gardening to canoeing to nature photography. Northwest Passage is a northern Wisconsin residential mental health treatment program for youth ages twelve-to-seventeen. The organization offers a diverse set of programs and comprehensive treatment led by a full team of professionals from direct care counselors to pediatric neuropsychologists….

SONWA winning books

SONWA Winners 1991-Present

Nature Books for Adults and Children

…by communal wolf howls; the inevitability of losing our children to their own lives; and many more. Moore is the distinguished professor of philosophy at Oregon State University in Corvallis, where she teaches environmental ethics, philosophy of nature, and a variety of courses for OSU’s new MA in Environmental Leadership….

Northland College alum Carl Sacks looks at GIS with students

Mapping for a Better World

Created "The Black Snake in Sioux Country" Map

…private property. Social justice begins with decolonization, which means changing the ways we’re used to looking at the world. “Feminist cartography, counter-cartography, and Indigenous cartography are names given to various efforts to challenge colonialist and capitalist map-making. These ideas have been around a while—at least since the 70s, when “Wild…

Northland College students do radio interview in early 1960s with photographer and curator John Szarkowski

Changing the Way We See

Ashland native John Szarkowski showed America a new way to look at photographs.

When John Szarkowski began as director of photography at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in 1962, photography was considered a utilitarian median, a means to document what existed. He elevated the photograph as a legitimate form of art. “Szarkowski’s thinking, whether Americans know it or not,…

Student studying the skeleton

Pre-Health Care

At Northland, we prepare you for pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-physical therapy, and pre-physician assistant, as well as for general graduate school admission—if you decide to postpone pre-professional school or pursue another career path. Our strength is in maintaining a high quality of instruction, but also in encouraging you to think critically…

Loon and baby on lake

Ethical Wildlife Photography

…loon parent from its chicks, this could be fatal for the chicks, especially when they are very young. Related Ethical Wildlife Photography From the National Audubon Society. All bird photographers want that perfect shot, and sometimes they’ll go to great lengths to get it (read Audubon magazine’s feature). The problem…

Geology

…the Earth, the rocks of which it is composed, and the physical, chemical, and biological changes that the Earth is continually undergoing. Northland’s geology program gives you a thorough understanding of how the physical earth—its minerals, rocks, soils, water, landscapes—form the foundation on which all ecosystems exist. Geology Rock solid…