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AK-255350-17Education Programs: Humanities ConnectionsRensselaer Polytechnic InstituteBuilding a Humanities Minor: Construction and Critique in Digital Technology5/1/2017 - 9/30/2020$64,670.00JamesW.MalazitaRebecca RouseRensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroyNY12180-3590USA2017History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and MedicineHumanities ConnectionsEducation Programs64670044805.440

A two-year interdisciplinary faculty project to develop a four-course minor that integrates critical humanities analysis with applied computer science.

This proposal develops a new, 4-course minor titled "alt.code," to be housed in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. The goal of the project is to develop a humanities curricula that leverages the techno-centric passions of both Humanities and STEM students in our Engineering-Centered Institution, while also providing those students with a critical lens to historicize, contextualize, and deconstruct the roles, values, and histories of digital technology.