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Recent Contributions by Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty

An artist book through by art history lecturer Mario Cutajar is now available on Amazon.com. A palimpsest of two unrelated texts, through brings together a four-line quotation from Brecht's 1926 poem "Of Poor B.B." and a sequence of images generated by keywords lifted from a dream journal and plugged into Google's image search.

Creative Action Liberal Arts Elective

Creative Action Liberal Arts electives enable students to work in trans-disciplinary teams with a community partner. Emphasizing collaborative methodology, synthesizing diverse perspectives, creativity, critical thinking, clear communication and information literacy, students engage in issues that extend beyond the traditional classroom. See department for course offerings.

Textile Science II

Study knit construction, its design possibilities, and how it affects the performance of the fabric and finished product. Knit swatches using a variety of stitches, combining yarns and varying gauge. Other topics include dyeing, printing and finishes as processes which affect the aesthetic appeal of the finished product, and as functional finishes which enhance performance. The impact of these processes is examined.
Required for Fashion Design majors.
Lab Fee: $25
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History + Theory II: Industrial Era to the Present

Surveys the manifestation of cultural, political, religious, and economic forces through architecture, landscapes and interiors from the industrial era to the present.

Required for Architecture/Landscape/Interiors majors.

History + Theory I: Prehistory to Industrial Era

Surveys the manifestation of cultural, political, religious, and economic forces through architecture, landscapes and interiors from prehistory to the advent of the industrial era.
Required for Architecture/Landscape/Interiors majors.

Contemporary Art Survey

This is a survey of contemporary fine art on a global stage.
Required for All Fine Arts majors.

Writing in the Digital Age

Students will explore the ongoing cultural, technological and social changes that impact our ways of reading and writing, and what does it mean to be literate in the digital world. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0) is required to pass this course.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL090 or placement through the Writing Placement Assessment.

Ways of Knowing

An interdisciplinary theme/issue driven project based course for first year students. This course will be paired with another course in a different discipline that is exploring a similar issue/theme. See Department for course offerings.

Case Study: The iPad at Otis College

Liberal Arts and Sciences Chair Debra Ballard presents a case study on teaching with iPads.

Case Study: The iPad at Otis College

Liberal Arts and Sciences Chair Debra Ballard presents a case study on teaching with iPads.

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