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Exploring Discipline-Specific Resources

CHSS Online Teaching Initiative

Exploring Discipline-specific Resources


Disciplines in the Department of


Arts and Communication:

Communication and Journalism

American Communication Association
Markkula Center for Applied Ethics: Ethics Cases
NCA: Teaching and Learning
Society for Professional Journalists: Ethics Case Studies
Teaching Journalism in the Digital Age

Media and Video Production

Production Courses Online


Array 101
Film Course
Virtual Film Festival by Women Make Movies


Christopher Bill Guide to Remote Music Education (Google doc with resources and ideas)
Eric Whitactre's Virtual Choir
Higher Ed Music Lessons in the Time of COVID-19 (Facebook group)
Jazz Studies Online
Music scholarship at a distance
Network Music Performance During COVID-19 and Beyond: A Quick Review of Available Software
The Virtual Tuba Quartet: Facilitating Asynchronous Musical Collaboration in a Chamber Ensemble Setting

Studio Arts and Art History

5 Tips for Teaching Studio Art Online
Tutorials in drawing, painting, 3D, printmaking, digital media, and more in this playlist
How To Critique Art
Teaching Art Online
For Art Teachers
Home Art Supplies

American Alliance of Museums
Americans for the Arts:Ethics Cases
An Article by Marcia Chambers on Artists vs. Icons, With Woods in the Middle
An Interview of Paul Tackaberry by R.J. Price on The Lawyer/Critic: When Appropriation Becomes Copyright Infringement (contains a few brief examples involving actual works of art)
Art History Teaching Resources
Art/Design/Media Subject Centre
Arts Education Resources - the Kennedy Center
Arts Ready Online Emergency Preparedness Service
Controversial Works of Art
Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative
Google Arts & Culture Museum Views
How Do You Teach Art, Music and PE Online? In China, They’re Figuring It Out
KRITA, a free open-source professional painting program
MCN the Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources, E-Learning, and Online Collections
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum education courses - free online Museum education courses and MOOCs from top universities and colleges.
National Art Education Association
Online Art & Design Studio Instruction in the Age of "Social Distancing" Facebook Group
Sketchbook App
Tips for Labs and Hand’s On Courses - adaptable for these disciplines.
Virtual Museums & Online Collections


A Blog Post by William Crawly on the Ethics of Acting
Digital Theatre+ Access Resources for Remote Learning
Free Online Learning from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
L.A. Theatre Works Offering 25 Audio Recordings of Stage Plays for Educators
Metropolitan Opera
Open Source Resources for Performance-Related Disciplines (from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education)
Teaching Production, Studio, and Performance Courses Online
Teaching Theatre Online: A Shift in Pedagogy Amidst Coronavirus Outbreak

History, Humanities, and Languages:


Avalon Project at Yale University
CrashCourse History Channel on YouTube
Eight Online Tools for Creating Timelines
Fordham University
Google and Life Magazine
Historians on the Hot Seat
Perspectives on History: Transitioning to Online Teaching, A How-To Guide
Reacting to the Past (Barnard)
Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
Smithsonian Education
The Smithsonian Learning Lab
Smithsonian's History Explorer
AHA: Teaching Resources for Historians
Teaching Tolerance
The Content, Literacy, Inquiry, and Citizenship (CLIC) Project
The National Archives
The Zinn Education Project
World History For Us All


"As Human as Possible" (Inside Higher Ed article by Colleen Flaherty about teaching humanities courses online)
Bringing Your Course Online (resources compiled by the Modern Language Association)
Crowd-sourced resources for online teaching, especially in a humanities context
Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities (curated collection of reusable resources for teaching and research)
Humanities and Social Sciences Online
Humanities Coronavirus Syllabus Collaboration


COERLL Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning
Foreign Language Teaching Resources for COVID19
Modern Language Association
Pandemic Prepping in the Language Class (IALLT webinar)
Putting Our Language Courses Online
Suggested Best Practices and Resources for the Implementation of Hybrid and Online Language Courses (ADFL)
The Language Flagship
Webinars to help faculty moving online from the International Association for Language Learning Technology (IALLT).
World Languages, PBS
Yale guide for teaching language online

Philosophy and Religion

American Academy of Religion
American Association of Philosophy Teachers Teaching Links
Bible Odyssey
Engaging the Political in Religious Studies Classrooms
History of Philosophy podcast
Oxford Biblical Studies Online
Philosophize This! podcast
Philosophy Bites podcast
Religion and World Affairs Modules
Religious studies resources (blog post by Richard Newton)
Society of Biblical Literature Education Resources
Teach Philosophy 101
The Partially Examined Life podcast
Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion