A report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers shows that employers want job candidates with strong communication skills. Similarly, educational success also requires the ability to articulate your thoughts clearly. In this class, we will study the principles of public speaking; critically examine our own and others’ speeches through interactive practice.
Art, Architecture, and Design
An introduction to the development of music, with an emphasis on art music of the Western hemisphere. Topics include elements of music, instruments and ensembles, form, styles and periods, including major composers and works. Synthesis is encouraged through listening to and writing about music. Concert attendance outside class is required.
A module focused on Whitman in a course that surveys 300+ years of poetry in America, from the Puritans to the avant-garde poets of this new century.
In this class, we will study the principles of public speaking, and critically examine our own and others’ speeches through interactive practice.
Learn about the inner workings of cryptographic primitives and how to apply this knowledge in real-world applications!
Roman Architecture is a course for people who love to travel—in actuality and virtually—to a wide variety of places and we will do that together as we explore the great buildings and engineering marvels of Rome and its vast empire in their ancient and contemporary contexts.
Through some of the most celebrated examples of the early Renaissance architecture and the most important statements of the early Renaissance theories, the course will examine problems of the architectural spaces, technology and forms looking to the antiquity in the XV century in Italy.
How can architecture help people in times of urgent need caused by natural disasters? In this course, we will design resilient schools that could serve as community centers and shelters for the victims of the devastating typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
Everyone designs. Design occurs anytime you deliberately change an environment to make things better. When you decide what seat to take in an auditorium you’re designing your experience. When you rearrange the furniture in a room or draft an email, you’re designing.
Arte Latinoamericano con Énfasis Colombia es un curso compuesto de cuatro módulos que, históricamente, dan a conocer acontecimientos sociales y políticos de gran significado para las manifestaciones artísticas que dieron origen a lo que hoy representa el Arte Latinoamericano a nivel universal. Los módulos abordan temas que, en su generalidad, componen el Arte Prehispánico, el Arte Colonial, la búsqueda de identidad con lo más destacado de los países que integran el continente y, por último, las vanguardias del arte, estudiadas a partir de Colombia.
Curso dirigido a cuestionar las prácticas comunes del campo del diseño instruccional. Se da una mirada crítica al diseño de cursos y módulos instruccionales, y se analizan marcos de referencia alternos que permiten que los participantes puedan diseñar para un currículo del siglo 21.
Se trata de un curso que introduce al estudiante en la historia del arte a través de obras universalmente conocidas.
The first module of a course surveying 400 years of poetry in America, from the Puritans to the avant-garde poets of this new century.
Design your own world. Are you ready? This MOOC is a journey into contemporary design through 101 exercises. Learn by doing and transform your everyday life into 101 projects.
This course provides a complete introduction to programming for digital musicians and artists, in the real-time multimedia language ChucK. Rich with practical examples and pointers to additional web resources, it can be understood by novices wishing to learn to program interactive arts systems.
This course will look into the process of creating live site-specific choreography/performance works from conception, production to performance. Site-specific dance/performance is work created in response to a particular place, site, inspired by its architecture/design, the history and current use.
The beginning of the 21st century has been called the Information Age because of rapid increases in information and information resources. Information literacy is now a core competency mandated by higher education accreditation associations for almost all U.S. colleges and universities.
This course explores China's rich and varied architectural history. (In Mandarin with English subtitles).