Saturday, July 28, 2012

Busy Updating Syllabi Today

I had a good time doing DaTechGuy's show in Western Massachusetts today, but now I am busily updating the syllabi for U. S. History I and Western Civilization I, both of which I am teaching in the fall.  The U.S. History class is online, and all 30 seats are full; the Western Civ class is 98 seats, and a long ways from being full.


  1. Western Civ: I hope you're going to make 'em all read Adam Ferguson's 'An Essay on the History of Civil Society' (1767).

  2. It's a struggle getting some of the students to read the textbook.

  3. I couldn't agree more with your last statement. I teach a class in financial planning at a regional university in North Carolina.

    I always have a few students who complain when there is an exam question that wasn't covered in the lectures but came from the textbook. Of course, I do this on purpose to reward those students who do read the text.