By the quarter’s end, you should:
- Become familiar with the history of computers (and computation) and demonstrate that familiarity in writing,
- Be able to persuasively articulate (in writing and through in-class conversations) how computers are culturally embedded and why their techno-cultures matter,
- Develop competencies in how to critically approach film, specifically as a mode of producing history and culture,
- Experiment with collaborative and collective approaches to film, using a class “backchannel” as one mechanism, and
- Write through various critical approaches to computer culture and explain the differences between them.
These five learning outcomes for the course resonate with the four core learning outcomes for undergraduates in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (IAS):
- Critical thinking,
- Collaboration and shared leadership,
- Interdisciplinary research, and
- Writing and presentation.
For more details on the IAS learning objectives, please see this site. I am happy to further discuss the objectives with you.
Also note that the IAS learning objectives are developed and documented through the IAS degree portfolio process, a process that begins with the program core course and concludes with the portfolio capstone course. For that reason, it is recommended that you retain all work from this course (with comments from me and your peers) for that final portfolio.