Spotlight on Academics Series

January 30, 2015

Spotlight on Academics: Mathematics In Our Culture

Professor Chris Towse's "Mathematics in Our Culture" asks its students to question and rethink what they think they know about math, education, and who they are. Towse has taught a version of this course four times since 2004.

January 12, 2015

Spotlight on Academics: From Materiality to Immateriality

From Materiality to Immateriality questions and analyzes the motivation of these artists through the most intimate means possible: by getting students to craft paper for their own artist books. Watch the video below for a quick peek into the process of papermaking.

January 5, 2015

Spotlight on Academics: Creating and Recreating Genji

Professor of Art History Bruce Coats has worked for more than 25 years to introduce The Tale of Genji to a wider audience through his Core III class, one that gives students the opportunity to explore the text and its impact on the culture of global media.

December 29, 2014

Spotlight on Academics: Cyberculture and the Posthuman Age

Next-generation eyewear, self-driving cars, balloon-powered wifi access, contact lenses capable of monitoring a diabetic's glucose levels, and even the secret to immortality are a small sample of the audacious goals powered by today's fascination with computing. Professor Jennifer Wood's Core III class, Cyberculture and the Posthuman Age, provided context for these and other technological advancements for Scripps College students this fall.

December 22, 2014

Spotlight on Academics: Jazz Bluelines

"Professor Huang is the heart of this course," says Brynne Ichiuji, a sophomore from Danville, California. "While I am grateful for the newfound knowledge and appreciation for jazz, I am even more inspired by the love for music and art he instilled in all of us. He welcomes all participation and looks for engaging discussion and input."