Good morning everyone!!!! WE all get started again next week! EXCELLENT STUFF!!!! After the discussions and tribulations of this summer, we are going to do a few things differently this year! It should be a GREAT YEAR!!!
First – we are making available to students course syllabii! A syllabus is a week by week plan of what the course intends to do and how it should accomplish these goals. You can find my syllabi on the RESOURCES page.
In the first year – we will be dealing with the psychology of learning and memory and how these affect cultures etc.
In the second year – we will be doing marketing. With a little luck and a little more time, we will be working with a company to produce an effective marketing plan for that company – to present to them in May. This will require group work and coordination, and you should learn a lot about both English and marketing from the process. I owe the idea for this approach to the work that Barbara Francioni has been doing with Villanova University over the past few years. I think it is fundamental to bring something “real” into the classroom. It will be a lot of work for everyone, but I think it will help us all build our skills. I can’t wait to get started!
All the best to you all! I hope you got some rest over the summer, because it is going to be a busy year!!!!