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COURSES

at Teachers College

Fall 2017

AHA4087 Process and Structures in the Visual Arts

This course involves in-depth exploration of the properties, structures and expressive uses of selected materials. It aims to enrich and extend personal studio practice and, in parallel, provoke insights into the role of materials in supporting, integrating, and challenging the artistic growth of students in a variety of educational settings. This course is suggested for students in all degree programs.

Professor: Dr. Mary Hafeli 

AHA4089 New Media, New Forms

This course explores the creative possibilities of new media in art education, the impact of technology in the art room, the changing role of the art educator, and the convergence of visual technologies. The outcome is a playful and transformative inquiry into new media and how we can utilize them to create new forms. No prior knowledge needed.

Professor: Zhenzhen Qi

MSTU 4016 001 The History of Communication

A comprehensive survey of the history of communication, tracing the development of the dominant modes of transmitting knowledge from speaking to writing, from printing to the electronic media.

Professor: Dr. Ioana Literat

MSTU 5102 001 Art in the Digital Age

This course investigates, from the perspective of communication and new media studies, the role of the Internet in shaping the field of art and creativity. How do the Internet and other interactive communication technologies impact the creation, exhibition, interpretation, reappropriation and funding of creative works? How can new media technologies enhance participation in these processes, and what are the social, cultural, ethical, and legal implications of this participatory shift?

Professor: Dr. Ioana Literat 

MSTU 5002 001 Culture, Media, & Education

In this course, we consider the cultural implications of media and technologies for education by pairing theoretical frameworks with case studies and other examples of empirical research.

Professor: Dr. Lalitha Vasudevan 

Summer 2017

A&H 4000 Art Museum Roundtable

This course guides students in the creation of interdisciplinary secondary-school curriculum inspired by artworks from NYC museums' collections. 

Professor: Dr. Olga Hubard Orvananos 

 

AHA4089 New Media, New Forms

This course explores the creative possibilities of new media in art education, the impact of technology in the art room, the changing role of the art educator, and the convergence of visual technologies. The outcome is playful and transformative inquiry into new media and how we can utilize them to create new forms. No prior knowledge needed.

Professor: Dr. Richard Jochum 

MSTU4028 Technology and Culture (Online)

This course examines the relationship between technology, culture and society, with an emphasis on new and emerging media. Course readings include sources from both popular and academic, theoretical and empirical, contemporary and non-contemporary, optimistic and skeptical, thus representing a wide variety of perspectives regarding the relationships between technology and culture.

Professor: Dr. Ioana Literat  

Spring 2017

BBSR4002 Visual Methods and Education

A seminar-style course designed to help students develop a critical understanding and appreciation of the theory, methodology, and foundation of qualitative visual research. This course explores theoretical and methodological issues that inform qualitative visual inquiries and provides students with techniques and strategies for collecting, analyzing and reporting visual data from a qualitative perspective. 

Professor: Dr. Laura Azzarito 

AHH5051 Harlem Stories: Oral History

This class is part of a two-course sequence. It combines a topical focus on the history of education in Harlem with practice in digital approaches to researching and sharing historical knowledge, including connections to secondary classrooms. The course emphasizes conducting and archiving oral histories and creating digital historical exhibits.

Students may take one or both.

Professor: Dr. Ansley Erickson

AHW5199 Spatial Theory and Methodologies 

This course examines theories of spatiality in critical discourse, drawing from largely feminist and postcolonial scholars. It explores the methods and practices used in researching and writing about the spatiality of curriculum, teaching and/or social interaction. 

Professor: Dr. Sandra Schmidt 

AHA4087 Process and Structures in the Visual Arts

This course involves an in-depth and sustained exploration of the properties, structures, and expressive uses of selected art materials. It aims to enrich and extend personal studio practice and, in parallel, provoke insights into the role of materials in supporting, integrating, and challenging the artistic growth of students in a variety of educational settings. This course is suggested for students in all degree programs. 

Professor: Dr. Mary Hafeli 

MSTU4028 Technology and Culture

This course examines the relationship between technology, culture and society, with an emphasis on new and emerging media. Course readings include sources from both popular and academic, theoretical and empirical, contemporary and non-contemporary, optimistic and skeptical, thus representing a wide variety of perspectives regarding the relationships between technology and culture.

Professor: Dr. Ioana Literat  

Other Courses

AHA4090 Museum Ed Issues I

This course is an examination of the challenges facing art museums in the twentieth century, with a focus on changing interpretations of objects and how museums respond to public need.

Professor: Dr. Olga Hubard Orvananos

AHA5005 Visual Arts Research Methods

This course explores research methods and methodologies grounded in the practices, theories, and contexts of the visual arts. Content includes examining current research paradigms, with a focus on art-based educational research and engaging with research as a visualizing practice. Students learn the basics of research, learn how to assess and recognize methodologies, and explore ways of creating and representing knowledge visually. 

Professor: Dr. Mary Hafeli

MSTU5199 Issues: Art in the Digital Age

This course investigates, from the perspective of communication and new media studies, the role of the internet in shaping the field of art and creativity. 

Professor: Dr. Ioana Literat

MSTU5002 Culture, Media, & Education

This course considers the cultural implications of media and technologies for education by pairing theoretical frameworks with case studies and other examples of empirical research.​

Professor: Dr. Lalitha Vasudevan