“Divided Houses” is a COPLACDigital course, taught in Spring 2017 by Professors Kenneth Owen (University of Illinois Springfield) and Mary Beth Mathews (University of Mary Washington).

COPLACDigital courses have the following mission statement:

“COPLACDigital¬†will produce student work that is collaborative and outward-facing and that demonstrates the value of a liberal arts education at a time when it is under attack.¬† By combining digital fluencies with the research-based, critical thinking approach of public liberal arts institutions, these multi-campus, undergraduate research seminars help advance students who are adaptable and prepared for graduate school and the working world. High-impact experiences like COPLACDigital¬†take them further into the reality of the workplace in the 21st century, a fast-changing professional landscape that requires the team-based habits of mind and practices at the core of the liberal arts experience. This project is scalable both within COPLAC and across the liberal arts college sector, and we look forward to sharing project outcomes with colleagues at liberal arts institutions nationwide.”

Professors Owen and Mathews would like to thank Jeffrey McClurken and Ellen Holmes Pearson, the Principal Investigators of the project, for their guidance and support throughout the semester. The technical assistance of Leah Tams and Jess Reingold has also been invaluable.

Digital Liberal Arts at a Distance has been generously financed by the Andrew W Mellon Foundation.