Fall 2017 COPLAC Digital Courses: Conflict in America, Cultural Crossroads, and Intentional Communities

Contemporary America seems more divided than ever before—how do we move forward as a society plagued by these divisions?

Migration is a constant in human history and in present day conversations—what implications has it had on our culture and communities?

As a society we search for alternatives to the hurried life—are the rise of deliberate communities a result of this cultural phenomena?

These questions will be discussed in upcoming Fall 2017 courses presented by COPLAC Digital and generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. COPLAC Digital courses use technology to advance the educational experience, while maintaining the interpersonal connections that students enjoy at liberal arts colleges. Learn more about these initiatives and how your students can take advantage of these opportunities below.

 

Fall 2017 Courses


CONFLICT IN AMERICA: CASE STUDIES IN PEACE-MAKING
12:15 – 1:30 PM EASTERN TIME, TUESDAY & THURSDAY
Jessica Wallace, Georgia College
James Welch, University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma

 


CULTURAL CROSSROADS: MIGRATION & COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION
4:00 – 5:15 PM EASTERN TIME, TUESDAY & THURSDAY
Alvis Dunn, UNC Asheville
Leland Turner, Midwestern State University

 


INTO THE WOODS”: EXPERIMENTS IN COMMUNITY, SUSTAINABILITY, & THE EXAMINED LIFE
1:00 – 2:15 PM EASTERN TIME, MONDAY & WEDNESDAY
Paul Schacht, SUNY Geneseo
Debra Schleef, University of Mary Washington

 

Nominating Students 

Faculty and administrators from all COPLAC campuses are encouraged to nominate students for COPLAC Digital Courses. Nominations will be accepted through Wednesday, March 22nd. Please click here to nominate students and learn more about the process.

Please contact Leah Tams, COPLAC Digital Program Associate, at ltams@umw.edu with questions.

 

About COPLAC Digital

COPLAC Digital produces student work that is collaborative and outward-facing and that demonstrates the value of a liberal arts education at a time when it is under attack. By combining digital fluencies with the research-based, critical thinking approach of public liberal arts institutions, these multi-campus, undergraduate research seminars help advance students who are adaptable and prepared for graduate school and the working world.

High-impact experiences like COPLAC Digital take students further into the reality of the 21st century workplace, a fast-changing professional landscape that requires the team-based habits of mind and practices at the core of the liberal arts experience. This project is scalable both within COPLAC and across the liberal arts college sector, and we look forward to sharing project outcomes with colleagues at liberal arts institutions nationwide.

Visit coplacdigital.org to learn more.

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