Code as a Liberal Art

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture and Media

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Code as a Liberal Art

Spring 2020

Taught By: Todd Anderson

Section: A

CRN: 7550

Credits: 4

This course teaches code as an instrument of thought, exploration and expression relevant to many areas in the liberal arts, much like writing. One goal of a liberal arts education is to learn ideas and ways of thinking necessary to function in society. As the importance of computational systems spreads into every domain of modern life, code is no exception. Students will learn the fundamentals of computational thinking and how it relates to a number of creative and investigative pursuits from botmaking to data analysis to games, as well as explore broader social topics such as the influence of big data, machine learning and algorithmic bias in decision making. The semester will culminate with students applying their new coding knowledge to tackle a larger academic or creative project stemming from their existing studies and interests. No prior coding experience required. Students are expected to own a laptop computer, or check one out from the University and bring it with them to every class. This course fulfills the Intro Integrative course requirement in the Culture and Media major.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Culture and Media (LCST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Waitlist*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:26am 12/6/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/22/2020 - 5/11/2020