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MDST 3703 F10 Seminar 1
MDST 3703 F10 Seminar 1
MDST 3703 F10 Seminar 1
MDST 3703 F10 Seminar 1
MDST 3703 F10 Seminar 1
MDST 3703 F10 Seminar 1
MDST 3703 F10 Seminar 1
MDST 3703 F10 Seminar 1
MDST 3703 F10 Seminar 1
MDST 3703 F10 Seminar 1
MDST 3703 F10 Seminar 1
MDST 3703 F10 Seminar 1
MDST 3703 F10 Seminar 1
MDST 3703 F10 Seminar 1
MDST 3703 F10 Seminar 1
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    • 1. Seminar 1 Introduction to the Course Introduction to the Digital Liberal Arts MDST 3703 / 7703 Fall 2010
    • 2. What are the liberal arts?
    • 3. The College of Arts and Sciences
    • 4. The term liberal arts denotes a curriculum that imparts general knowledge and develops the student’s rational thought and intellectual capabilities, unlike the professional, vocational, and technical curricula emphasizing specialization. … In classical antiquity, the liberal arts denoted the education proper to a free man (Latin: liber, “free”), unlike the education proper to a slave Wikipedia, Liberal_arts
    • 5. Are the sciences rational?
    • 6. • The liberal arts refers to a curriculum, not a subject, nor even a classification of subjects • A liberal arts education is one in which the humanities plays a central role • The humanities are primarily concerned with the human dimensions of historyand language
    • 7. The humanities also emphasize … • Critical thinking – Understanding why (vs. explaining how) • Historical awareness – How did we get here? Has this happened before? • Extended arguments – Following and producing – Books! • Ability to think on one’s feet – Coherent sentences!
    • 8. These are all practical skills
    • 9. The Seven Liberal Arts The medieval curriculum: Artes Liberales Trivium Quadrivium Grammar Logic Geometry Arithmetic Rhetoric Music Astronomy
    • 10. • All critical thinking requires historical consciousness • All history is known through media • All media require interpretation • All interpretation requires fluency  media fluency is central to the liberal arts
    • 11. The digital liberal arts refers to a curriculum in which digital technologies are both objects of humanistic inquiry and vehicles of knowledge
    • 12. This course studies, from a liberal arts perspective, how scholars in the liberal arts use technology
    • 13. Review Syllabus
    • 14. Highlights • Blogging – Comment on readings before class (by 5pm Monday) – Blog synthetic posts after class (before studio) – Comment on two others’ posts (by Friday) • Projects – Build a thematic research collection using WordPress – Collect content and present an argument using new media • Studio – First and second half – Goal is to build skills – Subject to some modifications  new for the liberal arts

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