Our Inclusive Classroom
Our learning community is:
- an inclusive environment in which our diverse community can learn.
- a place that will challenge us intellectually and possibly personally. I am committed to working with you on these challenges.
- a place for people of all abilities and backgrounds. Please talk to me about how I can support your success and reach out to the relevant offices at Pacific.
- one piece of your broader life. Any student who has difficulty with basic needs (food, a place to live, etc.) and believes this may affect their performance in the course is urged to notify me if you are comfortable in doing so. This will enable me to provide any other resources that I may possess.
To foster an effective learning environment, we will create a class compact the first week of class. In addition to items you the students will add to the compact, the following principles will guide our work together
- As your professor, I pledge to be honest with you, and I hope that you will do the same for me as well as your peers.
- Derogatory comments based on race, sex, gender, religion, ability, sexual orientation, and other identity positions prevent us from learning. They have no place in our community.
- Knowing and applying the names and pronouns students wish to use are crucial to developing a learning environment that fosters safety, inclusion, and personal dignity.
- We will not try to recruit or convert each other to a particular religious tradition or community.
Required Readings, Media, and Course Materials:
- Articles and readings online (on Canvas or on links on the course schedule on this website)
- Tutorials and software (handouts or links on the course schedule on this website)
To be successful in this course, students will need access to a computer (laptop or desktop) and high speed internet access every week during the semester.
If you do not have a laptop (or desktop with internet at home), plan to spend time in the library computer lab completing your homework.
If you have a laptop but no high speed internet at home, plan to spend time on campus completing your homework.
Learning Objectives and Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- use digital and/or computational methods to investigate humanistic and arts-related research questions
- publish or share research and creative work in the humanities and arts in at least one digital modality
- articulate analyses of critical questions about technology and society, such as race, gender, and cultural heritage in digital media
- understand and address issues of openness, privacy, property rights for individuals and communities in digital scholarly communications
Successful completion of this course also contributes to the following University learning objectives:
- Written Communication
- Critical Thinking
- Information Literacy