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Redesigned Courses

Below are the first five courses to be redesigned based on the faculty members’ experiences in the August 2019 workshop. Syllabi are available for review.

Dr. Molly McGehee - IDS_OX 216QW: Visual Culture

History of the use of visual images in Western culture. Study of tools necessary to read images, including still and moving images, performance, and display. Syllabus

Dr. Henry Bayerle - CL_OX 202E: The Romans

A survey of ancient Rome, from its origins in legend and myth to late antiquity, as seen through its principal literary texts in their historical and cultural context. Syllabus

Dr. Megan O'Neil - ARTHIST 369R-2: Histories and Ethics: Indigenous Arts of the Americas in Museums

This course addresses the history and ethics of the collecting and display of indigenous arts of North and Central America, including ancient artistic traditions. We will study selected episodes from the late 19th century to the present, considering both the colonial or imperial origins of museums and more recent museum practices. We also will explore the intertwined histories of private and institutional collecting of indigenous arts of the Americas and consider the legality and ethics of this collecting, as well as histories of repatriation. Furthermore, we will examine collaborative practices in which contemporary artists, curators, and activists critique, contextualize, or transform historic collections and displays. Syllabus

Dr. Sarah Higinbotham - ENG_OX 311E: Shakespeare and the Law

"Shakespeare and the Law" integrates the study of Shakespeare with legal theories of punishment. The course will include trips to a Georgia State Prison where students discuss Shakespeare's plays with men who are incarcerated.

Dr. Sergio Delgado Moya - SPAN 485W: Topics in Hispanic Culture: Labor/Art/Activism/USMX/Border

A seminar on the U.S.-Mexico border, with an emphasis on writing. We study literary works (short stories, poems, novels, essays, testimonies) and artistic practices (film, photography, documentary, site-specific art, performance art) that grapple with conditions of work and conditions of life characteristic of the region: migration, movement, hybridity, violence, low-cost manufacture, precarious labor, inequality, nomadism, etc. Syllabus

Helpful Links

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Reflective Writing is the focus of this helpful resource from the University of Portsmouth. It provides useful tips to better guide students develop stronger reflective writing skills.