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Online Resources: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

While in-person classes are suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak, here are some resources for online learning. Visit our library for access to scholarly books, journal articles and article pre-prints including those that have been made freely available for the next few months or the duration of the Coronavirus disruption and those Open Access (OA) resources that are and will remain freely accessible. 

Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory blog post on online teaching due to COVID-19

What It Means to Teach Online Right Now & Other Resources by CUNY and Dartmouth Faculty

COVID-19 Stockpile of Teaching Resources

Bard's Creative Assignment Ideas for Teaching at a Distance

MLA's Bringing Your Course Online

Considering Equity When Going Online

"Write it Down," Historian Suggests Keeping a Record of Life During Pandemic

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.