Explores the education landscape in New Orleans, Louisiana during the years since Hurricane Katrina through discussion of articles about the unique aspects of education and culture in New Orleans. This course involves research in the city for one week during spring recess. Students engage in approximately 14 pre- and post-travel training and discussion sessions as well as one week of interviewing, documenting and filmmaking in New Orleans. Focus on developing empathy through contact with and representations of subjects. This is a 0.50 credit course. Students enter through a competitive application/interview process.
Summer Field School in the Slocan Valley (Goodale & Nauman)
Archaeology of Hamilton's Founding (Goodale/Spring 12)
Our world is saturated by images, from the screens that surround us to retinal projection, yet most of us struggle to interpret what we see. We are immersed in visual technologies that shape our behavior, from computer games to AR, yet few of us know how such technologies are created. The course introduces students to a critical examination of images both by tracing current visual technologies to their historical origins and by working with emerging technologies to produce such applied examples as: logo design, digital mapping, and 3-D modeling within the context of a Digital Studio component.
Introduction to the concepts, tools and methods of digital humanities through readings and various projects. Examines the impact of computing and technology on society in the U.S. and abroad: social and cultural implications of computing; social networking; thinking with/about computers; gaming; virtual/3D worlds; strategies for online research; building websites and evaluating electronic resources.
Introduction to History and Theory of New Media
Digital History Research & Methods
Media & Production
Marrow of African-American Lit (Odamtten/Fall 2010 & Fall 2011)
The writing of the men and women inside the American prison system constitutes a kind of shadow canon to that of better-known literary artists. We will read broadly in 20th- and 21st-century American prison writing, asking questions about the generic coherence, social and moral import of prisoners'' non-fiction, fiction and poetry. Authors will include Jack London, George Jackson, Assata Shakur, and citizens serving time today. Students who are twenty-one or older will visit a book group inside a state prison.
Knowledge Work and Literary Futures (O'Neill/Spring 2013)
Women Filmmakers (O'Neill/Fall 2011 & Fall 2012)
Great Cities of Asia (Wilson/Fall 2010 & Fall 2011)
Chinese Culture (Wilson/Spring 2011)
Virtual Asian Temples (Wilson/Spring 2012)
This course traces the history of one of the world's most innovative film industries. Since the early 20th century, Japanese filmmakers have experimented with and improved upon cinema. Their work has been influential not only in Japan but throughout the world. From the drama of early silent movies to anime, we will cover some of the "greatest hits" of Japanese film, whether widely popular or critically acclaimed. This exploration of cinema in Japan will offer both a new perspective on cinema itself as well as an opportunity to view the genre's development in a specific cultural context.
This will serve as a comprehensive introduction to theatre design and stage craft. Emphasizing hands-on learning experiences, complemented by small group lectures and discussions, the course will explore the fundamentals of stage design, projection design/technologies, set construction, scenic painting and stage and production management and delve into the technologies, tools and techniques used to create the visual world of performance.