4/20/17 Spring 2017 Dean’s Seminar in the Craft of Teaching, with Alum of the Year John Corrigan

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Spring 2017 Dean’s Seminar in the Craft of Teaching, with Alum of the Year John Corrigan

Thursday, April 20, 12:00-1:30 pm, Swift Hall Common Room

JCorrigan.photo.jpg“Square One: Teaching First-Year Students through Critical Reading”

Reading books and writing about them is a central component of learning in the humanities. A course organized around critical reading and disciplined, formal written reviews of books enables first-year undergraduates to cultivate skills crucial to achievement in fields such as religious studies and history. The seminar will frame an approach to such pedagogy and serve as a forum for discussion of the challenges and possibilities in organizing a course in such a way.   

Advance materials for this seminar will be available soon.

The quarterly Dean's Craft of Teaching Seminar is the flagship seminar of the Craft of Teaching program, centered on issues of course design, institutional context, and leadership in higher education.  Complimentary lunch is provided at all Dean's Seminars for the first 25 RSVPs. Please RSVP by Monday, April 17 to  craftofteaching@uchicago.edu, indicating meat, vegetarian, or vegan preferences.

John Corrigan is the Lucius Moody Bristol Distinguished Professor of Religion and Professor of History at Florida State University in Tallahassee. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including, most recently, Emptiness: Feeling Christian in America (University of Chicago Press, 2015). His works encompass American religious history, the history of emotion, and the digital humanities. Other titles include Business of the Heart: Religion and Emotion in the Nineteenth Century (University of California Press, 2002); Jews, Christians, Muslims: A Comparative Introduction to Monotheistic Religions (coauthor, Routledge, 2015), and Deep Maps and Spatial Narratives (coedited with David Bodenhamer and Trevor Harris, Indiana University Press, 2015). His research has been supported by fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Humanities Center, and the Fulbright Program. The many PhDs he has trained teach in universities throughout North America.

See our full Winter 2017 lineup here