For many, moving to a new place is part of the college experience - but at UK, students can take a class that connects them to many community organizations and civic institutions. Community 101 is a course designed to help incoming students get their bearings in Lexington, Kentucky. Guest lecturers come to class frequently, and students get to engage with the local organization of their choice for a final project.
Dr. Young and Michelle Talbot introduce their course AAAS/ENG 264 Major Black Writers.
You can find a description of the assignments for the course on the English Department website: english.as.uky.edu/fall-courses-1
At the end of May 2012, the American Studies Center at Shanghai University hosted a three-day symposium and student summit.
Written texts, YouTube videos, podcasts - these are all means of communicating ideas to others. Craig Crowder is a graduate student in the Department of English and teaches Composition & Communication classes, WRD 110 & 111. In this podcast, Crowder discusses ways to engage students via multimedia projects, and his research, which examines social movement rhetoric in a society that uses multiple modes of communication.
Jacqueline Couti is a professor in the Modern & Classical Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Professor Couti specializes in Francophone Caribbean, African, and New World literatures and cultures with an emphasis on how ethnic and cultural identity have been formed. In this podcast, Professor Couti explains what her typical class is like, what kind of students populate them, and what kind of reactions she receives from her students.
This podcast was produced by Sam Burchett.