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Re: What courses are you taking?

Unread postby Antiochus » Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:42 pm

Recently got approved to give my first class next year...
I'm going to give a set of conferences on American Conservatism at the UPA of the Sherbrooke University.

Dear god I'm getting old...
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Re: What courses are you taking?

Unread postby Sun Fin » Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:59 pm

Congratulations! That is so exciting! I haven't checked but I bet your the first person in the thread to be talking about a class your teaching! :D
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Re: What courses are you taking?

Unread postby Antiochus » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:17 pm

Thank you!

To be honest, I'm both happy and terrified...
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Re: What courses are you taking?

Unread postby Sun Fin » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:29 pm

Yeah I bet! I'm sure you'll be great though! A few butterflies will help!


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Re: What courses are you taking?

Unread postby Lady Wu » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:44 am

Antiochus wrote:Recently got approved to give my first class next year...
I'm going to give a set of conferences on American Conservatism at the UPA of the Sherbrooke University.

Dear god I'm getting old...

Pfft youngling, the last time I taught a university course was 10 years ago.

Good luck though. I loved teaching at the university level and miss it a lot. Do you get to develop the course from scratch? How big is the class?
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Re: What courses are you taking?

Unread postby Antiochus » Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:04 pm

Lady Wu wrote:Good luck though. I loved teaching at the university level and miss it a lot. Do you get to develop the course from scratch? How big is the class?


As far as I know, I should get up to 30 students.

I tried to build the content of the course through rigorous research. I used Russell Kirk's The Conservative Mind, The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America Since 1945 by George H. Nash, William F. Buckley's biography by Cart T. Bogus, over a dozen academic papers and a sprinkle of classic works by authors such as Burke and the Federalist.

I only got a few hours, so I have plenty of material to work with!
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Re: What courses are you taking?

Unread postby waywardauthor » Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:23 pm

Antiochus wrote:
Lady Wu wrote:Good luck though. I loved teaching at the university level and miss it a lot. Do you get to develop the course from scratch? How big is the class?


As far as I know, I should get up to 30 students.

I tried to build the content of the course through rigorous research. I used Russell Kirk's The Conservative Mind, The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America Since 1945 by George H. Nash, William F. Buckley's biography by Cart T. Bogus, over a dozen academic papers and a sprinkle of classic works by authors such as Burke and the Federalist.

I only got a few hours, so I have plenty of material to work with!

Hello Antiochus,

I would recommend taking a look at the Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt for some of the moral reasoning the underlies political persuasion, and he's gotten a lot of heat for rejecting the various claims that conservative-minded individuals are suffering under a pathology or deeply prejudicial rather than allowing for the recognition of different approaches to morality.

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Re: What courses are you taking?

Unread postby Sun Fin » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:34 am

Antiochus wrote:Recently got approved to give my first class next year...
I'm going to give a set of conferences on American Conservatism at the UPA of the Sherbrooke University.

Dear god I'm getting old...


I know we've not seen you for a few months now Antiochus but next time you pass through I'd love an update on how your class went! :D
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Re: What courses are you taking?

Unread postby Umite03 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:08 pm

Kong Wen wrote:Since the school year is coming up in almost no time at all, most university students should know what courses they are enrolled in. I assume a lot of us are university students, so, what courses are you taking?

I am finishing up a lot of loose ends for both my English and History degrees.

English:

Modern British Novel - Studying lots of British novels of the 20th century.
Canadian Literature Before WWII - An independent study. Essentially, I will read a bunch of novels on my own, and write assignments by a given due date. It's mainly a look at how World War I affected Canadian writing.
Romantic Novel - Studying a bunch of novels from the Romantic period. We are also certain to look at women's issues in the context of the Romantic period.
Hamlet - Basically an in-depth study of Hamlet. We are also going to read a couple books based on Hamlet, watch a couple productions of the play, and even direct/act a couple scenes for the class. This one should be fun, but intense.
Contemporary Science Fiction - We're going to read some modern sci-fi (not mainstream stuff), and also look at science fiction itself, as a genre.

History:
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The American Revolution - Speaks for itself.
History: Theory and Practice - A study of what it means to study history. The uses of historical study, various methods of historical categorization and themes of emphasis (definition of eras, the "Great Man Theory," etc...). I don't know how useful this course will be, but it is a degree requirement.

I will also be working on my honours thesis the whole time. It is a study of colonialism and the idea of "Empire" in H.G. Wells's major works.

The american revolution :)
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Re: What courses are you taking?

Unread postby Sun Fin » Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:02 am

Is that a topic you'd like to study Umite03?
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