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Press Any Button To Get Started: Approaching Japanese Culture And Society Through Video Games, Amanda Weber Apr 2022

Press Any Button To Get Started: Approaching Japanese Culture And Society Through Video Games, Amanda Weber

East Asian Studies Honors Papers

This project argues for inclusion of video games into the liberal arts curriculum alongside more traditional texts. Three Japanese-developed video games are analyzed in terms of their appropriateness for the Ursinus Quest curriculum while also exploring their appropriation of characters, themes, and values from Japanese mytho-history. My approach incorporates the methodology introduced by the scholar James Paul Gee who studies video games through the lens of semiotics and gaming theory. Gee defines key elements presented in video games as ‘lifeworld domains,’ which incorporate cultures, societies, and individual and group experiences. The value of video games resides in the players’ development …


Bridging The Gap With Voice And Movement, Joy A. Guarino Oct 2020

Bridging The Gap With Voice And Movement, Joy A. Guarino

Experiential Learning & Teaching in Higher Education

Excerpt

Dance at SUNY Buffalo State College delivers a liberal arts education and embraces a civic and community engagement philosophy in all aspects of the program. In addition to rigorous studio training that enhances the physical experience of the art form, the diverse curriculum is designed to deepen students’ understanding of the cultural, historical, and aesthetic value of dance, while addressing local and global societal needs through numerous service-learning, artistic, and outreach projects. The COVID-19 pandemic is tremendously affecting artists, yet it is the arts that brings joy to people’s lives during unsettling times. Now more than ever we need …


A Material Education: The Art & Science Of Stanton Sears - Intersections Series By The Dewitt Wallace Library, Laura Billings Coleman Jan 2018

A Material Education: The Art & Science Of Stanton Sears - Intersections Series By The Dewitt Wallace Library, Laura Billings Coleman

Books

Interactive version of A Material Education: The Art & Science of Stanton Sears

Edited by Beth Hillemann
Digital Book Design by Magdalena Panetta

This series of e-books, entitled Intersections, will serve to highlight the interdisciplinary approaches of our faculty and students. Each e-book will feature Macalester faculty members who embody the interdisciplinary nature of the liberal arts in their teaching and scholarship.

A Material Education: The Art and Science of Stanton Sears is the exciting inaugural book of the series. The studio of Stan Sears gives us the ideal start to our exploration of the critical connections between arts and …


From Dialogue To Action: Situating Black Lives Matter In A Liberal Arts Education, Jaira J. Harrington Dec 2017

From Dialogue To Action: Situating Black Lives Matter In A Liberal Arts Education, Jaira J. Harrington

Race and Pedagogy Journal: Teaching and Learning for Justice

The purpose of this article is to demonstrate the value of teaching a Black Lives Matter course in a liberal arts curriculum. Drawing from original case study experience of teaching the Black Lives Matter course at a predominately white, liberal arts institution, the argument is not only pedagogical, but practical for the times in which education about issues of contemporary significance for all students. Teaching a Black Lives Matter course with a historically-situated, community-grounded and solutions-oriented approach fosters the learning environment of inclusivity to which many campuses aspire. This paper provides a practical blueprint for scholars seeking to creatively integrate …


A Holistic Approach To Estimating The Influence Of Good Practices On Student Outcomes At Liberal Arts And Non-Liberal Arts Institutions, Teniell L. Trolian Jan 2016

A Holistic Approach To Estimating The Influence Of Good Practices On Student Outcomes At Liberal Arts And Non-Liberal Arts Institutions, Teniell L. Trolian

Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies Faculty Scholarship

Many higher education administrators and researchers have considered certain "good practices" of institutions as an instrumental way to improve student outcomes. Chickering and Gamson’s (1987) seven principles of good practice has been particularly salient in defining these practices. Often, prior studies only select some of the seven principles for their analysis. Even studies that consider several principles of good practice on student outcomes typically examine the net effect of each principle instead of assessing how these principles holistically influence student out-comes. Using structural equation modeling, we test a basic conceptual framework where we investigate the contribution of the seven principles …


Rethinking Combined History Departments: An Argument For History And Anthropology, Ageeth Sluis, Elise Edwards Sep 2015

Rethinking Combined History Departments: An Argument For History And Anthropology, Ageeth Sluis, Elise Edwards

Ageeth Sluis

Many opportunities for more integrated teaching that better capture the interdisciplinary nature of contemporary scholars' work and better achieve the aims of liberal arts education still remain untapped, particularly at smaller schools where combined departments are often necessary. The disciplinary boundaries between history and sociocultural anthropology have become increasingly blurred in recent decades, a trend reflected in scholarly work that engages with both fields, as well as dual-degree graduate programmes at top U.S. research universities. For many scholars, this interdisciplinarity makes sense, with the two disciplines offering critical theoretical tools and methods that must be used in combination to tackle …


Rethinking Combined History Departments: An Argument For History And Anthropology, Ageeth Sluis, Elise Edwards Sep 2015

Rethinking Combined History Departments: An Argument For History And Anthropology, Ageeth Sluis, Elise Edwards

Elise M. Edwards

Many opportunities for more integrated teaching that better capture the interdisciplinary nature of contemporary scholars' work and better achieve the aims of liberal arts education still remain untapped, particularly at smaller schools where combined departments are often necessary. The disciplinary boundaries between history and sociocultural anthropology have become increasingly blurred in recent decades, a trend reflected in scholarly work that engages with both fields, as well as dual-degree graduate programmes at top U.S. research universities. For many scholars, this interdisciplinarity makes sense, with the two disciplines offering critical theoretical tools and methods that must be used in combination to tackle …


Dreams Of A Motley Graduation Cap: A Proposal For Stand-Up Comedy In Higher Education, David Patterson Dec 2014

Dreams Of A Motley Graduation Cap: A Proposal For Stand-Up Comedy In Higher Education, David Patterson

Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters

It is said that the most valuable tool an education at a liberal arts university is how it produces well rounded people with a better understanding of themselves and the world around them. To produce people not only aware of current issues, but with the toolbelt needed to assess them and shed new light. If this is true, then I propose that the goals of liberal arts university are synonymous with the goals of a comedian.

In this thesis, I mean to draw ties to the world of stand up comedy and within the world of liberal arts academia. I …


Developing Leaders, Not Followers, John J. Petillo Oct 2014

Developing Leaders, Not Followers, John J. Petillo

SHU Faculty Publications

Many higher education institutions are attempting to discover ways to create that elusive balance required for young people to become self-reflective, highly prepared leaders in the world we know today. Because in today's global economy, we need to encourage all of our graduates to lead, while also providing them with the skills required to do so.


Faculty Share Views On Importance Of Creative Thinking In The Workplace, June-Ann Greeley Oct 2014

Faculty Share Views On Importance Of Creative Thinking In The Workplace, June-Ann Greeley

June-Ann Greeley

University Commons was filled with students eager to gain insights from “Creativity In The Workplace: Creative & Innovative Thinking from the Classroom to the Boardroom.” The program was presented by SHU faculty who emphasized the importance of creative and innovative thinking abilities that are developed through the university’s liberal arts programs and are key to workplace success.


Faculty Share Views On Importance Of Creative Thinking In The Workplace, James Castonguay Oct 2014

Faculty Share Views On Importance Of Creative Thinking In The Workplace, James Castonguay

James Castonguay

University Commons was filled with students eager to gain insights from “Creativity In The Workplace: Creative & Innovative Thinking from the Classroom to the Boardroom.” The program was presented by SHU faculty who emphasized the importance of creative and innovative thinking abilities that are developed through the university’s liberal arts programs and are key to workplace success.


Faculty Share Views On Importance Of Creative Thinking In The Workplace, Anca C. Micu Oct 2014

Faculty Share Views On Importance Of Creative Thinking In The Workplace, Anca C. Micu

Anca C. Micu

University Commons was filled with students eager to gain insights from “Creativity In The Workplace: Creative & Innovative Thinking from the Classroom to the Boardroom.” The program was presented by SHU faculty who emphasized the importance of creative and innovative thinking abilities that are developed through the university’s liberal arts programs and are key to workplace success.


Accommodating Accommodations: How A Small Liberal Arts College Certification Program Redefines The New Ell State Mandates, Brent C. Talbot, Kaoru Miyazawa Mar 2014

Accommodating Accommodations: How A Small Liberal Arts College Certification Program Redefines The New Ell State Mandates, Brent C. Talbot, Kaoru Miyazawa

Kaoru Miyazawa

No abstract provided.


Accommodating Accommodations: How A Small Liberal Arts College Certification Program Redefines The New Ell State Mandates, Brent C. Talbot, Kaoru Miyazawa Jul 2013

Accommodating Accommodations: How A Small Liberal Arts College Certification Program Redefines The New Ell State Mandates, Brent C. Talbot, Kaoru Miyazawa

Sunderman Conservatory of Music Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Liberal Education And Moral Education, Daniel R. Denicola Jan 2013

Liberal Education And Moral Education, Daniel R. Denicola

Philosophy Faculty Publications

Mark Van Doren, the noted literary scholar, once remarked, "The college is meaningless without a curriculum, but it is more so when it has one that is meaningless." Many current critics of undergraduate curricula in America assent to the crucial need for programmatic renewal in our colleges and universities. They bemoan the cookie-cutter sameness in far too many of them. The oddity is that U.S. colleges have long touted their "diversity" while largely holding fast to rather traditional pathways. This illuminating volume goes beyond formulaic nuts-and-bolts recipes for constructing curriculum: it seeks to interpret and analyze the contemporary landscape of …


Humanities, Sciences Must Be United -- For Our Collective Success, Carla Poindexter Nov 2012

Humanities, Sciences Must Be United -- For Our Collective Success, Carla Poindexter

UCF Forum

When Pablo Picasso presented his first cubist paintings to the world, even most educated people thought them hideous and irrational, yet his peers saw them to be ingenious.


Can We Own Art? Or Just Be Its Legal Guardian?, Carla Poindexter Sep 2012

Can We Own Art? Or Just Be Its Legal Guardian?, Carla Poindexter

UCF Forum

How can we effectively teach students to be professional artists at a time when some of society’s economic values are so unrealistic? It is true the high-end art market is thriving, but the contemporary art community is arguing whether such outrageous public auctions and private sales are good or bad for art.


Art Is Always A Series Of Questions To Contemplate, Not Solve, Carla Poindexter Jul 2012

Art Is Always A Series Of Questions To Contemplate, Not Solve, Carla Poindexter

UCF Forum

Why do people value a painting or drawing? An elementary-school student I know recently answered: “Because when we look at art we can see how the artist felt about things.”


Exploring The Forms And Features Of An Undergraduate General Education Curriculum, Maureen L. Mackenzie Ph.D. Apr 2008

Exploring The Forms And Features Of An Undergraduate General Education Curriculum, Maureen L. Mackenzie Ph.D.

Faculty Works: Business (1973-2022)

Among the largest financial decisions that a person will make, deciding whether to go to college and where to go, are a few of the highest importance. The average yearly cost to attend a four-year private college is $21,235 and to attend a fouryear public institution is $5,491 (2005-06 College Costs 2006). This significant financial investment offers an individual the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge that will last throughout life. More specifically, an undergraduate college education enables an individual to express “thoughts clearly in speech and writing, grasp abstract concepts and theories, and increase their understanding of their world …


Faith And Learning: A Case Study Of The Ouachita Baptist University Student Body, Amy Michelle Packer Jan 2005

Faith And Learning: A Case Study Of The Ouachita Baptist University Student Body, Amy Michelle Packer

Honors Theses

With each new generation of students the Christian liberal arts university faces anew the question of how its faith tradition will influence its level of academic excellence. This question becomes increasingly challenging as society becomes more secularized. When the first ' universities were established in America, religion was considered the appropriate foundation of education. The work of George Marsden has shown, however, that by their very structure these universities would guarantee the eventual exclusion of religion altogether? Many in the church related university have similarly excluded religion from the academic environment. In the shadow of increasingly secular universities, the church-related …


The Emergence Of The New American College, Daniel R. Denicola Jan 1994

The Emergence Of The New American College, Daniel R. Denicola

Philosophy Faculty Publications

The story of the "New American College" is about the development of a new kind of institution embodying a set of ideals which may resonate across all of higher education. It begins, however, with the humble matter of institutional taxonomy. How we classify our schools and colleges may seem an unexciting issue, but our classification systems reveal our assumptions, our expectations, and ultimately our values. Recall that a conceptual revolution, a breakthrough, is often presaged by an accumulation of classification problems, an accretion of anomalies, a proliferation of misfits. [excerpt]


Ursinus College Bulletin, September 1976, William Schuyler Pettit, Andrea A. Vaughan, Jane Widmann, Blanche Allen, Peter G. Jessup, Howard R. Bowen Sep 1976

Ursinus College Bulletin, September 1976, William Schuyler Pettit, Andrea A. Vaughan, Jane Widmann, Blanche Allen, Peter G. Jessup, Howard R. Bowen

Ursinus Magazine (New Bulletin Series), 1969-1996

From the President's desk • New approach to the humanities • Alumni profiles • Faculty viewpoint • Why preserve liberal arts colleges? • Focus on psychology • Calendar of events • Advance Ursinus • Traditional Messiah • New faculty • St. Andrews scholar • Fall sports schedule • Class news • Deaths • Births • Marriages • Homecoming Day • Founders' Day convocation