Beyond the Classroom

This is where you can find what FOCUS students and faculty do outside of FOCUS! 



Dr.s Roseen Giles and Thomas Robisheaux will participate in a session organized by Dr. Astrid Giugni for the Pedagogy and Premodern Symposium (March 6-7 at Duke).  The three will discuss their experience teaching (mainly) STEM students in their Focus cluster.

According to them "[t]he Medieval and Renaissance Studies cluster is the only Focus cluster centered on premodern humanistic studies. For Fall 2019, [the] cluster consisted three courses: “Engineers, Doctors and Scientists in the Renaissance” (History), “Music, Medicine, and Natural Sciences” (Music), and “Thinkers, Discoverers, and Problem Solvers” (English). Approaching the Renaissance from three different disciplines, [the] cluster introduced first semester students to the study of premodern European culture and science, giving us an opportunity to inform new college students on how to approach the past as it shapes the conceptual framework with which we understand the present...[the] panel will focus on the specific strategies and assignments we used to teach students to understand Renaissance works as reflecting and shaping multivocal, specific, and granular lived experiences."