IH 203, Humanities Pedagogy: Theory & Practice:
Anne Zanzucchi. Thursdays, 4:30-7:15 p.m.
This introductory seminar engages teaching as research in a humanities context. Humanities teaching topics will include developing an integrative philosophy and practice, designing active learning activities, engaging students in course and field-specific expectations, defining measures of success, and evaluating evidence of effective practices. With a focus on both cognitive and affective domains, projects and readings will emphasize holistic teaching strategies. A range of strategies for communicating learning expectations will include classroom management techniques, rubrics, webinars, collaborative projects and assignment design. Measures of student success from a humanities perspective will also be explored, with identifying threshold concepts, designing learning outcomes, and promoting strategies for learning within and beyond the classroom. Course projects include a syllabus and lesson plan, reflection journal, microteaching, teaching philosophy statement, and culminating seminar paper.
IH 205, Humanities in the World: Seeing is Resisting: Critical Visuality
ShiPu Wang. Tuesdays, 3:00-5:45 p.m.
**This is only a very rough draft. The course content will change over the summer.**
One cannot overstate the centrality of visual representations in the epistemological formation of various disciplines beyond the visual arts. The deployment of visual propaganda in times of social upheaval for political persuasion (from French Revolution to the Civil Rights era, from World War II to Vietnam/American War), the ways in which photography played a vital role in 19th-century archaeological and anthropological inquiries as expressions of European colonialism, and the proliferation of a global American consumerism via the power of Hollywood image-making, are only some examples to illustrate the omnipresence of visuality throughout history. In this seminar, we read interdisciplinary texts on critical theories of visual representation/culture, and investigate historical, cultural, and sociopolitical issues in visual production relating to the following topics:
- Seeing as a Right, Seeing as Power;
- Traveling Around the World in Three Blinks: Grand Landscapes of Colonial Empires;
- Seen Against a Grid: Photographing “Others” in the Name of Science
- Picturing Race, Picturing Agency;
- Framing Gender: Pictorial Constructs of Femininity and Masculinity (from the Renaissance to the Victorian era to the Birth of Feminism);
- Worth a Thousand Words? The Roles of Imagery in Times of Turmoil;
- Museum Display as Epistemological Intervention;
- Selling Eyeballs: The Visual Rhetoric of Desire (and Impulse);
- Seeing is believing/questioning: the New Neurological and Cognitive Discoveries
Course assignments will include written and creative works.
IH 206-1, Methods and Research; Regional Systems Theory and Methods
Karl Ryavec. Mondays, 3:00-5:45 p.m.
IH 206-2, Methods and Research: Contemporary Approaches to Research, Writing, and Interpretation in History
Susan Amussen. Mondays, 3:00-5:45 p.m.
IH 210, Readings in IH (Past Worlds): Cognition and Origins of Belief
Holley Moyes. Wednesdays, 6:00-8:45 p.m.
IH 230, Readings in IH (Expressive/Imaginative): Literature and Sexuality
Matthew Kaiser. Wednesdays 3:00-5:45 p.m.