A clarification and some updated documents

Clarification:  The "You Found It" announcement from earlier this week erroneously stated that June 15 is a Thursday.  Please note that June 14 is a Thursday. ;)

Updates to documents: Two items related to the "Resources" section --

  • Reading Seminars - I uploaded a better version of this, and removed the less-than-satisfactory earlier version (it too had some weird dates on it)
  • Weekly Assignment Schedule and Details - This document is now available.
Posted on June 10, 2018 .

You found it!


Welcome to the Announcements page of your student area of the website.  You'll want to check this Announcements  page regularly as this is where we'll share with you any new or updated course documents. Take some time to click around here to see how we've organized this. We'll make more documents available throughout the course.  


Follow the instructions below to help prepare for the first day of the course.  以下的建議可以幫助您預備第一天的課程。

  1.  For the very first day of class -- bring something to write with, something to write general notes on, and also the new journal you just bought for the course.  You are welcome to bring a sealed watertight container into the lecture area.  第一天上課:帶一本可以寫一般事項的筆記本,也把為了這個課程而買的筆記本帶來。您可以帶能旋緊的水壺或飲料罐進入教室。.
  2. To know what we'll be doing the first days and weeks of class -- Take a look at the "Daily Schedule" document (You'll find it under the "Resources" tab here on this student area of the website).  The Daily Schedule shows what will be happening each day, and you'll use this as your cue to come prepared for what the day has in store.  I recommend printing this document for your reference. I'll also display a master copy near by office here at MNW, and you can look there for any updates.  請查看「每日課程表」以便得知課程開始的前幾天/週的課程內容(您可以在學生網站的「資源」區找到這份資料)。每日課程表上有每天會進行的事項,您可以用這份文件來預備每日的課程,我建議您將這份文件印出以供參考,我也會印一份貼在辦公室旁的公佈欄上,如果有任何變更,也會公佈在此。
  3. I'll be posting Daily Schedules every couple of weeks throughout the course.  For a bird's eye view of the full course, see the "Overall Course Schedule" 課程時間表 document present in "Resources" 在課程中,每兩週會提供一次每日課程表,你也可以在「資源」區的「課程時間表」中看到課程的總覽。
  4. Preparing for course work and active participation in class --  Your first reading assignment should be completed by Thursday, June 14 8:30, and you can begin this reading any time. 請積極主動地參與課程:第一次的讀書會作業必須於六月 14日早上八點半之前繳交,您現在就可以開始閱讀。

a) The Daily Schedule shows that Thursday 6/14 there are some Theory topics 理論手冊 we will be discussing in class --  "Historical Perspective" and "Human Tendencies" . Students are expected to have completed these readings so you can fully participate in class discussion and activities related to these topics. 

每日課程表上說明在六月 14日星期四,課程上將會討論的理論主題為:《歷史與流變》和《人類傾向》,學生必須先完成這兩個主題的閱讀,才能參與課堂上的討論和活動。

b) Wondering how to to access the reading material for these topics?  Most of your Theory readings will come from something we will be giving you at Orientation -- a green binder called the "MNW Bound Theory Collection." 

大部份的理論閱讀資料收錄於《MNW 理論合集》中,並在說明會的時候發給學生。

c)  If you are hungry to get a head start on these first two readings,  I'm happy to help.  Go to the "Theory Album" 理論手冊 tab here on this area of the website.   There you'll find active links for those two Theory documents.  You can simply read them, or choose to download them.  No real need to print them as you'll be given a copy, but printing is certainly an option (Be kind to the earth and use scrap paper or something?  Speaking of which, check this out.)  



Thanks for reading all of this. Soon we can actually just talk in person!



Posted on June 5, 2018 .