Enjoy these open lectures courtesy of Vassar professors

Jessica Moss/The Miscellany News

The Misc has invited Vassar professors to submit any materials they may have accumulated while teaching online this semester to make them available for public viewing. We hope to provide a space for students and community members alike to explore Vassar’s educational offerings—or perhaps to simply spend an afternoon learning something new. The collection below includes subjects ranging from Art History to Astronomy to Computer Science to Philosophy and more. Some are general and some more specialized, but all demonstrate the ways our professors tackle their subject matter and convey knowledge to students.

We may not be able to loiter outside a classroom and catch snatches of an interesting discussion during this time, but these professors have generously opened up their digital classrooms to us. These open lectures combine great educational value with entertainment value for those of us looking for productive ways to spend time. Please enjoy browsing!

Philosophy 101

History of Western Philosophy: Ancient

Assistant Professor of Philosophy Sofia Ortiz-Hinojosa

Cognitive Science 100

Introduction to Cognitive Science

Professor and Chair of Cognitive Science John Long

Art 106

Introduction to the History of Art and Architecture

Assistant Professor of Art Jin Xu

History 243

History of Russia and the Soviet Union

Associate Professor of History Michaela Pohl

Astronomy 105

Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology

Professor of Astronomy Debra M. Elmegreen

Computer Science 101

Computer Science I: Problem-Solving and Abstraction

Professor of Computer Science Jennifer Walter

Greek and Roman Studies 146

Elementary Latin

Assistant Professor of Greek and Roman Studies Curtis Dozier

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