Interim President Kim Cassidy at the 360°of Innovation: Women for the World event
Tim Harte, Chair and Associate Professor of Russian, and Co-Director of the Russian Language Flagship Program
Tess McCabe ’16, Student in the Spring 2013 360° Space and Identity
Chanel Williams ’16 Student in the Spring 2013 360° Space and Identity
Setting the Stage: With Bryn Mawr’s innovative 360ᵒ interdisciplinary experience, students engage in big-picture thinking by investigating a range of perspectives on a given topic. A cohort of students takes a cluster of classes over the course of a semester, focusing on the history, economic concerns, cultural intersections, and political impact of an era, decision, event, policy, or important scientific innovation. 360° participants hone their arguments and insights through writing and research, develop strategies for teamwork that push the limits of their talents and creativity, and work with professors and scholars to promote thinking for an interconnected world.
In the Classroom: This semester, Space and Identity: Psychological, Artistic and Spatial Approaches to Hamburg, Philadelphia and Beyond comprises a cluster of classes exploring the notion of individual and group identity across time and space in urban environments. Space and Identity 360ᵒ courses are Spaces of Identity in Hamburg (Carola Hein, professor of Growth and Structure of Cities); Identity Under Pressure (Marc Schulz, professor of Psychology); and The Art of Exile (Tim Harte, chair and associate professor of Russian).
Into the World: All 360°s include some kind of non-traditional classroom experience – travel, a Praxis placement, in-depth project work – and at the heart of the Space and Identity 360ᵒ are a field trip to Hamburg, a port city critical to global trade and migration from the 13th century up to today, and internship opportunities for select students.
Q&A Session with Tim Harte, Tess McCabe '16, and Chanel Williams '16