Living/Learning Center Programs
(Note: This is a residential TAP program and is open only to
incoming students in the
Anthropology 095C Visions of
Computer Number 90129
recent photographs of prison abuse in
During the Fall Semester, several distinguished people will visit and give lectures, including the Zambian Ambassador to the United Nations and a documentary filmmaker who was nominated for an Academy Award. In addition to course work that features prescribed readings and the keeping of a Quote Book and a Journal, each week will feature a film or video clip or a guest speaker, typically a journalist or person with extensive African experience. Students will attend relevant screenings at the Burlington International Film Festival in October. Students will monitor a specific issue like AIDS, female genital mutilation, child soldiers or famine, and examine how that issue is covered in the media. Syndicates will research and write an article of publishable quality for the local media.
the Spring Semester, student syndicates will jointly work on either a video
production featuring some aspect of life in
Through participation in this year-long program, students will develop “media literacy,” critical thinking, dialogue and written and visual presentation skills. Note: This is a residential course.
Requirements satisfied: Non-European Cultures and one Social Sciences course
Meets: Monday and Wednesday 5.45-7.15
Professor Rob Gordon
Robert Gordon, Professor of Anthropology and African
Studies, has worked extensively with the Bushmen of the Kalahari (featured in
the movie The Gods Must Be Crazy) and
was chief historical advisor to John Marshall’s recent prize-winning
documentary series, A Kalahari Family.
He has taken students to
Myles Jewell (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a double-major in English and Anthropology. Myles has a particular interest in video production, and is also captain of the UVM lacrosse team.
How to Apply:
Representatives of the Living/Learning Center will be present during Admitted Student Visit Days in April and during New Student Orientation in June. However, if you know that you are interested in living in the Living/Learning Center and wish to enroll in this class, we encourage you to apply now.
Apply on-line: http://www.uvm.edu/llcenter/programs/onlineap.htm