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HMN 350 • Archiv Advacy:exper Learn

30385 • Lang, Elon
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM PAR 201 • Hybrid/Blended
(also listed as LAH 350)
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In this seminar, students will use digital archiving and exhibit-building techniques to amplify voices that actively promote social justice, cultural awareness, and service, and to test the ethical positions about impartiality and advocacy in archival and exhibit practices. Through a client-based service-project, students will work with an institutional or organizational stakeholder in the community that has materials or records that could provide a good subject for archival inquiry, preservation, and advocacy. Students will work closely with each other, their instructor, and the community stakeholders to access materials and records from the institution’s history, to learn the stakeholders’ goals and priorities for their project, to digitize and describe collections of their items, and to produce a public digital exhibit on selections from this collection in the platform Omeka. Their goal is to use an exhibit to situate the collection in the context of both the organization’s own history and a broader history of the community in which the organization is situated, and then to promote the Omeka site on behalf of the organization.

A key learning objective for the course is for students to explore the boundary between impartiality and advocacy in the telling of historical narratives about a subject in which a client organization has a vested interest, while also navigating the organization’s concerns about privacy and publicity. This experiential learning class will cultivate professional skills in client relations, information science, cultural outreach, media literacy, and web design—as well as teamwork, independent research, critical thinking, work ethic discipline, accountability, and creativity.

Required Texts and other Materials

Readings will be distributed via Canvas. Students will need a functioning computer with the ability to access the internet and do Zoom video conferences.


HMN 358Q • Supervised Research

30390
(also listed as LAH 358Q, WGS 358Q)
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Supervised Research. Individual instruction. Prerequisite: A
University grade point average of at least 3.50 and consent of the
liberal arts honors program adviser. Only one HMN 358Q may be applied towards college honors. Course may be repeated.


HMN 370 • Senior Tutorial Course

30395
II
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A tutorial program of supervised reading and writing, including an individual paper or papers in which the student draws together the central directions and discoveries of his or her studies in the humanities. Humanities 370 and 679HB may not both be counted.

Prerequisite: Consent of the humanities adviser.


HMN 379 • Conference Course

30400
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Individual instruction in a topic approved by the instructor and the humanities adviser.

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of the humanities adviser.

Hour(s) to be arranged. May be repeated for credit.


HMN 679HA • Honors Tutorial Course

30405
(also listed as C C 679HA, C C 679HB, HMN 679HB, LAS 679HA, LAS 679HB, LAT 679HB, SPN 377H, WGS 679HB)
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Directed reading and research, followed by the writing of a report or the creation of a project. Humanities 370 and 679HB may not both be counted.

Prerequisite: For 679HA, admission to the Humanities Honors Program and consent of the humanities adviser; for 679HB, Humanities 679HA.

Class meets Thursdays 3-4p in PAR 214.


HMN 679HB • Honors Tutorial Course

30410
IIWr (also listed as C C 679HA, C C 679HB, HMN 679HA, LAS 679HA, LAS 679HB, LAT 679HB, SPN 377H, WGS 679HB)
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Directed reading and research, followed by the writing of a report or the creation of a project. Humanities 370 and 679HB may not both be counted.

Prerequisite: For 679HA, admission to the Humanities Honors Program and consent of the humanities adviser; for 679HB, Humanities 679HA.

Class meets Thursdays 3-4p in PAR 214.