WRI128/129: Witnessing Disaster

2017-05-20T00:14:03+00:00

Why do audiences tend to experience both fascination and despair when viewing disasters from afar? How does such ambivalence complicate our understanding of the viewer’s ethical responsibility to others? And how should audiences cope with the moral and emotional problems associated with watching real-life tragedies unfold? These questions may seem unique to our hyper-mediated age, but scholars have debated them for centuries.

This course site served as a final writing project for a course on the conventions of academic writing when discussing highly charged topics. Students were invited to create a space on the site that allowed for an emotional response, be it through essay, poetry, music, or other creative endeavor, for the disaster they had already studiedin other more formal writing assignments.

Instructor: Timothy Recuber, The Writing Program.

https://blogs.princeton.edu/witnessingdisaster/

 

 

FRS101: Facebook: The Social Impact of Social Networks

2017-04-14T21:23:10+00:00

This course examines the social impact of social media sites such as Facebook, and how they have changed communication patterns, and expectations of privacy.

Students used the site to comment on course readings, various social networks, and their experience with new forms of social networking.

Instructor: Edward Felten, Center for Information Technology Policy and Computer Science and Public Affairs.

COS436/ELE469: Human-Computer Interface Technology

2017-04-14T18:15:49+00:00

This course introduces hardware and software technologies employed in the creation of human-computer interfaces, and, more broadly, thefield of humancomputer interaction (HCI) . The course will help develop a solid understanding of the concepts and practices of HCI, and current research topics in human-computer interaction and interfaces.

The site served as a showcase for student designs for, imlementations of, and evaluations of  human-computer systems. Students posted their designs, diagrams and videos of projects to the site, for review and comments by other course participants.

Instructor: Rebecca Fiebrink, Computer Science.

POL351/WWS311: The Politics of Development

2017-04-14T17:59:29+00:00

This course investigates the key political drivers of human development through careful consideration of theory and comparative analysis. Topics include state-building, colonialism, ethnic conflict, global integration, multi-level governance, and global public health.

The site formed a virtual discussion space for readings, talks, and questions about the course content.

Instructor: Evan S. Lieberman, Politics.

WRI196/197: Decoding Dress @ Princeton

2017-04-14T21:28:22+00:00

This Writing seminar examined fashion on “The Street” at Princeton. Students in the course photographed and interviewed fellow students, who explained how their way of dress expressed themselves.

Instructor: Erin Vearncombe, The Writing Center.

CLA360/EAS360: Rome and Han China: A Comparative History

2017-04-18T00:02:36+00:00

Flourishing roughly contemporaneously between the 3rd century BC and the 3rd century AD, Rome and the Han controlled much of the Eurasian landmass. By focusing on common themes (including kingship, administration, society, and material culture), this course draws upon a range of theoretical and methodological approaches to introduce both empires and a core problem in historical enquiry. Unlike most comparative histories, this course also pays close attention to how ancient participants in empire perceived, portrayed, and theorized their worlds, and the ways these ideas shaped the different imperial projects.

This website provides a place for reflection, group work, and analysis of key topics of the course.

Instructor: Tineke D’Haeseleer, East Asian Studies

Lessons, Readings and Dialogues for Persian Language

2017-04-19T00:06:26+00:00

This website presents materials in support of the study of Introductory persian. The lessons were developed by Firoozeh Khazrai of the Near Eastern Studies Department with Paula Hulick of the McGraw center for Teaching and learning.

Venice and the Mediterranean: Crete

2017-04-19T00:06:38+00:00

This project developed out of ART330/HLS331: Venice and the Mediterranean in the Spring of 2007. The course explored the artistic and cultural geography of Venice’s Mediterranean empire, known as the stato da mar, from its beginnings in 1204 to the loss of Crete in 1669. During a 9-day trip to Crete, sponsored by the Program in Hellenic Studies, students discovered a unique cultural palimpsest, with layers of physical remains from the Minoan, Roman, Byzantine, Venetian, and Ottoman periods still visible in the cities and the countryside. The class then collaborated on the construction of the website, using photographs made on the trip and providing commentaries for a defined group of monuments.

Mapping the Golden Age of Venice

2017-05-20T00:14:03+00:00

This interactive map encapsulates work done by the students of Art 440, Venice in its Golden Age, Fall 2007. The aim of this interdisciplinary seminar was to explore the art and architecture of Renaissance Venice in the context of its rich cultural heritage and unique political and social system.

Mapping Globalization

2017-04-18T20:19:23+00:00

The Mapping Globalization website is intended for everyone interested in globalization. The main goal of the website is to make empirical work on globalization as widely accessible as possible. The website offers an expanding set of resources for students, instructors, and researchers, and provides a forum for empirical research on globalization.

http://qed.princeton.edu/main/MG