Topic: courses

Course organized by students tackles ethics in CS

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Course organized by students tackles ethics in CS

April 15, 2019 0 comments

Last spring, students in a new computer science social change course developed software tools for a disaster relief organization to teach refugee children about science and technology, a Chrome extension to filter hate speech on the internet and a mobile app to help doctors during a patient visits.

BAI’s first Wintersession course allowed students to travel to Los Angeles, visit art studios and learn from Brown alum artists about their career paths. The course provided opportunities for students and alums to build connections and begin what participants hope will be a lasting relationship.

Arts & Culture

Brown Arts Initiative hosts first Wintersession course in Los Angeles

January 28, 2019 0 comments

Twelve students studying the arts moved beyond the classroom and into the studios, galleries and highways of Los Angeles during the two-week Brown Arts Initiative Wintersession course, “From Beginning to End: Process and Creation.”

University program teaches ASL, Deaf culture, history

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University program teaches ASL, Deaf culture, history

January 24, 2019 0 comments

As students in the University’s American Sign Language program enter their classroom, they immediately fall silent. The mode of communication shifts from vocal chords and shaped lips to hand gestures and emotive expressions.

University promotes DIAP label for courses

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University promotes DIAP label for courses

December 7, 2018 0 comments

Students searching for classes during pre-registration might have noticed a category in the bottom left corner of the Courses@Brown website: the Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan designation, which encompasses classes that address inequality, privilege and power, race and gender in a variety of contexts.

Computer science to offer new introductory track

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Computer science to offer new introductory track

April 17, 2018 0 comments

The computer science department will add a new introductory track in fall 2018, starting with CSCI 0111: “Computing Foundations: Data.” The new sequence will consist of three courses taught over three semesters and will provide students with a less intensive option.

Columns, Opinions

Savello ’18: Rethinking TA sections

March 16, 2018 0 comments

As is natural for a second-semester senior, I have begun to reflect on my academic endeavors and evaluate which experiences I’ve found valuable at Brown — and which ones I’ve found not so valuable. Out of all of my experiences, I’ve found mandatory TA-led discussion sections the most in need of improvement.

University, edX partnership expands with new course offering

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University, edX partnership expands with new course offering

January 31, 2018 0 comments

Students across the world began traveling through mythical literary realms to explore various facets of humanity Tuesday, assisted in their quest by virtual guide Leila and a computer generated likeness of James Egan, professor of English.

Mulligan ’19: Brown should increase LGBTQ+ course offerings

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Mulligan ’19: Brown should increase LGBTQ+ course offerings

November 28, 2017 1 comment

Earlier this month, California approved textbooks that include LGBTQ+ history for use in public schools for grades K-12.

Depts. release new DDIAP spring courses

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Depts. release new DDIAP spring courses

March 21, 2017 0 comments

New spring courses are intended to build upon the goals set forth in the University’s Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan.