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Eugene Lang’s Summer Learning Communities Fostered A New Engaged Learning Environment for Students This Summer

With the COVID-19 pandemic making study abroad and community engagement projects impossible this summer, Eugene Lang College faculty and staff devised a creative response to engage students while they sheltered at home. The Lang Summer Learning Communities were developed as a way to provide an engaged learning experience where undergraduates could explore topics of interest and stay connected with their peers.

Communities used literature to explore the idea of communicating through email or regular mail and connected with alumni through music listening rooms and book clubs. Members of the Lost Highway learning community combined a rigorous shot-by-shot analysis of David Lynch’s Lost Highway with a line-by-line analysis of David Foster Wallace’s David Lynch Keeps His Head, to produce their own critiques of the movie.

What the heck is Lost Highway
by Natalie Wolford, Screen
Studies ’20

Lost Highway Video Essay
by Taylor Wells, Literary Studies, Writing, ’20

Learn more about the Lang Summer Learning Communities by scrolling through the slideshow above.

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