​人文之光照亮科技

专为理科生打造的阅读写作进阶课

基础班:初中生  |  进阶班:高中生

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课程安排:

春季学期 1/2-4月 | 夏季学期 6/7-8月

秋季学期 9-11月 | 冬季学期 11-1月

课时总长:10小时

课程人数:2-3人小班授课

Dr. Prusko目前可选上课时段实时更新)

填写表格接收最新授课时段开放通知​或组班预约上课时间

​课程简介

多年来我们将众多理科学生送入了诸如NIH实习等顶级暑期项目和麻省理工等顶级理工科大学。从历年成功案例和申请过程中我们发现,很多理科生虽然通过学课竞赛等活动展现了出色的理科水平,但在升学作文不知如何以跨学科视角思考和剖析科技进步与人类文明的互动关系,未能展现作为创新科技人才的前瞻视野和广阔胸襟。

人文学科注重培养交流共情、求知创造、思辨写作和解决问题的综合能力。我们的课程旨在培养里课程娴熟地运用文字和科技同行及大众沟通,深度思考并清晰阐述科技发展与人类社会的紧密关系,在升学作文中展现深厚的人文素养,并应用于未来的科技工作中。

 

* 课程中,导师将带领学生起草和修改一篇文章,用于《纽约时报》举办的年度理科写作比赛投稿。​
 

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Mr. Kemick老师:获奖诗人、记者、小说家。他的新书《I Am Herod》带领读者深入幕后、揭开全球最宏大的宗教事件之一的真相。他还出版过诗集《Caribou Run》。Mr. Kemick老师从事诗歌、纪实文学和小说三体创作,还在英加两国出版过不同的文选。获奖众多,包括两届国家优秀杂志文学奖。Mr. Kemick老师现在是卡尔加里大学庞巴迪学者、英语文学/创意写作在读博士。

授课老师:Dr. Prusko

英语文学博士

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Dr. Prusko老师现任教于阿尔伯塔大学英语文学和电影系,开设文学、写作和传媒各类人文课程。教书育人逾二十载,屡获文学院颁发的“杰出教学奖”殊荣。Dr. Prusko教学和科研齐头并进,专研莎士比亚、近代戏剧和儿童文学,频发著作。

​课堂研讨问题拾瑛

  • 当科技高歌猛进,我们为什么更需要人文精神?

  • 人文思考如何指引我们探究科技发展中的伦理问题?

  • 未来理科领域的栋梁之才如何看待和阐述自己的工作深远的社会意义?

  • 雇主招聘创新科技人才时通常强调申请者的交流素养,这具体指是哪些能力?

  • 创新科技人才如何娴熟地运用文字和同行及大众交流?如新冠期间,政府可以如何运用多种文学叙事手段向公众普及疾病和疫苗知识?

  • 我们如何运用社交媒体展现塑造个人形象?我们发帖、配图、叙述的行为受哪些内在和外在因素影响?我们如何思考社交媒体平台上自我身份和观众之间的关系?

作业和反馈

课堂围绕文本精读展开,深入探究文本引出的对科技发展的人文思考。针对每个文本,课程要求同学们完成一篇相关的习作,导师会为同学的习作提出建议。学生会完成形式多样的写作练习,包括分析科技利弊的论辩文、新科技产品立项书和科技政策提言。在课程结束时,导师会针对每个同学提出具有针对性的整体评价和建议。

学生家长评价

"At first I thought my writing skills were really bad because for all of 8th grade I had no idea what I was doing whenever we had a writing assignment, but I think this course helped me practice my writing and made me feel a bit better about writing. I've always been a slow reader, but having reading assignments every week helped me learn how to read faster and helped prepare for high school. Also, if I hadn't taken this course, my writing would've been really rusty going into 9th grade (since I wouldn't have done any English-related things otherwise during the summer), so it helped me transition into the new school year. Dr. Prusko was also really nice and patient."

 

“Dr. Prusko embraces and celebrates innovative and novel ideas, which allows her students to truly thrive in their own explorations of literature. She has been a huge inspiration in both the academic and personal facets of my life.”

"I liked the open-ended discussions about the different topics of technology intersecting with humanities. The instructor listened to all I had to say, and tried to get me to elaborate on what I thought, and try to challenge the views (to help me think through them), which I really enjoyed."

“The writing methods she introduced have proven to be invaluable across a variety of subjects and situations; when my friends are struggling with their writing, I recommend the techniques I learned from Dr. Prusko. Her enthusiasm and skill are truly remarkable.”

“I absolutely loved this course. Dr. Prusko is an amazing teacher who really cares about her students and takes time to make sure they understand the material. She is always willing to help and provide constructive feedback and is great at promoting class community and discussion.”

“Dr. Prusko is an incredible teacher and clearly knowledgeable and passionate about literature. Her class was challenging, but she provided constructive and helpful feedback and really encouraged us to do our best. She encouraged class discussions which were always interesting and helpful to the topic we were discussing.”

“I found myself working hard in this class because I felt compelled by the topic, and because I felt Dr. Prusko was very invested in our advancement in the class.”

“I think that the way Dr. Prusko is prepared, honest, humorous, and knowledgeable made learning more interesting and I enjoyed it. She was easily my best teacher.”

"I liked Dr. Prusko teaching method because she would use lots of figurative language which helped with my learning."

"I noticed that my daughters writing skills improved significantly and she seemed more interested in the subject too."

"Great class. My child said it was very interesting, and thought-provoking."