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AK-255350-17

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY 12180-3590)
James Malazita (Project Director: 10/05/2016 to present)
Rebecca Rouse (Co Project Director: 03/20/2017 to present)

Building a Humanities Minor: Construction and Critique in Digital Technology

A two-year interdisciplinary faculty project to develop a four-course minor that integrates critical humanities analysis with applied computer science.

This proposal develops a new, 4-course minor titled "alt.code," to be housed in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. The goal of the project is to develop a humanities curricula that leverages the techno-centric passions of both Humanities and STEM students in our Engineering-Centered Institution, while also providing those students with a critical lens to historicize, contextualize, and deconstruct the roles, values, and histories of digital technology.

Project fields:
Communications; History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Program:
Humanities Connections

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$64,670 (approved)
$64,670 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2017 – 9/1/2019