English Communication (Thur. 1)
This course is for BEGINNER level students. This course will attempt to inspire students to cultivate an awareness of shin-zen-bi (truth, goodness, and beauty). Upon completion of this course, it is hoped that students will have gained a sense of direction by which to steer their lives. Through various in-class activities and out-of-class assignments, students will expand themselves and discover the qualities of truth, goodness, and beauty that lie within waiting to emanate from their deeper selves.
Print the "Hand-Out" and bring it to class every week. Each week, the LAST PAGE of the "Hand-Out" must be submitted to the professor. You will work on it in class (with classmates if you wish). The "Listening Section" corresponds to section 6 or 7 on the "Hand-Out" and is for self-study.
09.23 ONLINE New Student Orientation (quinoa)
09.30 ONLINE About You, About Summer (spinach)
10.07 ONLINE Finishing-Up and Taking a Breather (tomato)
12.09 Student Presentations (chicory)
12.16 Student Presentations (lettuce)
12.23 Final Paper Test I (broccoli)
01.13 Final Paper Test II (carrot)
Grades will be decided on a balanced performance in the following areas: Student presentation, weekly in-class task, attendance, and paper review.
Due to university regulations having to do with grade inflation, No "S, "A," or "B" grades will be given. As a general rule, students who complete this course will be awarded credit and the grade "C."
Science English (Thursday 2)
DESCRIPTION & OBJECTIVES:
*This course is for INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED level students.
09.23 ONLINE Class Orientation (attendance pw: alfalfa)
09:30 ONLINE Student Introductions (lettuce)
10.07 ONLINE  Introduction /  Energy (chicory)
10.14  Population & Consumption /  Depletion (kohlrabi)
10.21  Pollution /  Political & Economic Management (kale)
10.28  Belief Systems /  Biodiversity (turnip)
11.11  Collapse /  Thinking in Systems (daikon)
11.18  Shifting Cultural Stories /  Culture Change & Neuroscience (beetroot)
11.25  What is Resilience? /  Community Resilience in the 21st Century (chard)
12.02  Six Foundations for Building Community Resilience /  How Globalization Undermines Resilience (quinoa)
12.09  Economic Relocalization /  Social Justice (leek)
12.16  Education /  Meeting Essential Community Needs (shallot)
12.23  Resilience in Major Sectors /  Review, Assessment & Action (fennel)
01.13 Final Test or Report (trefoil)
Grades will be decided based on Weekly Tasks (50%) and Final Test or Report (50%).
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