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Ruth Gregory
B CUSP 120
Bothell Campus

Discovery Core III: The Portfolio and Experiential Learning in Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts

Evaluates progress at the conclusion of the first year through the construction of a portfolio and offers an experiential learning opportunity, either on- or off-campus. Prerequisite: either B CUSP 115, B CUSP 116, or B CUSP 117; may not be repeated. Offered: Sp.

Class description

In this Discovery Core III course we will be putting the final touches on your freshman portfolios while looking at the burgeoning methodologies of the Digital Humanities. The term “Digital Humanities” refers to the marriage of Internet and new media tools with more traditional Humanities-style scholarship subjects. In this class you’ll learn how to create simple portfolios, archives, and projects using digital tools. You will be encouraged to think about how you might creatively present your research and work in your freshman portfolio and beyond. We will also be sharing our knowledge of different Digital Humanities tools with each other. Students who enroll in this course should feel comfortable with a computer (i.e. have sent emails before and understand how to post on someone’s Facebook wall), but do not need to have delved deep into computer programming or Humanities research before the class begins.

Student learning goals

Explore collegiate-level work in traditional and creative ways.

Deepen technological proficiencies.

Explore the process of revising work.

Create a portfolio that reflects student learning and growth in their first year of college.

General method of instruction

A mix of lectures, hands-on technical work, small and large group discussion.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

The majority of your grade will depend on the successful completion of your first-year eportfolio. In addition you will be evaluated on your completion of Digital Humanities projects, general participation, and group work.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
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Last Update by Ruth Gregory
Date: 02/20/2013