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Zolten, Jerry – 1997
An instructor's idea of using required e-mail as a communication link with students in the basic public speaking course sprang from his work with Gerald M. Philips in the pioneering reticence program he developed at Penn State University in the 1970s and 1980s. The instructor's focus in teaching a basic communication course has always been more on…
Descriptors: Communication Apprehension, Course Descriptions, Electronic Mail, Higher Education
Marcus, Sybil – 1996
The structure of an 8-week intensive course in literature for advanced learners of English as a Second Language is described. Focus is on engaging student interest with texts rich in theme and/or language that can elicit thoughtful discussion. In the first 2 weeks, the language and length of the texts (short stories) selected make them relatively…
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Course Organization, Curriculum Design
Snodgrass, Sara E. – 1984
Practical ways in which writing was used in a college level introductory social psychology course are described. Rather than being used almost exclusively as a tool for evaluation, the process of writing was also used as a tool for problem solving and for producing creative and analytical thinking. Writing was integrated into the course in three…
Descriptors: Content Area Writing, Course Descriptions, Creative Thinking, Higher Education
Geist, Patricia – 1984
The bargaining simulation unit is a useful educational tool in the introductory organizational communication course. It provides students with the opportunity to apply concepts such as communication, authority, and decision making already taught in the course, and teaches responsibility in analyzing, enacting, and discussing the bargaining case.…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Collective Bargaining, Course Descriptions, Employer Employee Relationship
Futhey, Carol; Mazey, Mary Ellen – 1982
Described are two approaches for using newspapers to teach local, regional, or state geography courses to college students. In the first approach, the instructor developed a manual to supplement an introductory geography course which examined spatial patterns of various phenomena as they are found in the Cincinnati (Ohio) metropolitan area. He…
Descriptors: Community Study, Course Descriptions, Course Evaluation, Geographic Regions
Dunne, Robert J. – 1984
The introduction of nontraditional teaching techniques into a solid framework of traditional teaching can greatly increase student motivation and attention. Nontraditional methods involve students as dynamic actors in the educational process in three ways: by increasing student motivation, maximizing the level of subtlety or detail achieved, and…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation
Shelton, Robert L. – 1983
A description of a college course entitled "The Loving Relationship," this report first explains course structure and requirements, textbooks used, and instructional goals. After offering assumptions underlying the course's development, including the ideas that loving is an act of will, that communication is essential to love, and that personal…
Descriptors: Affection, Course Descriptions, Ethics, Higher Education
Hahn, Norman P. – 1993
The E-Mail (electronic mail) and BBS (electronic bulletin board systems) Course at Thomas Nelson Community College, in Hampton, Virginia is designed to provide an introduction to e-mail and BBS systems, as well as information on the installation, operation, and administration of such systems. This document describes the class and provides…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Computer Literacy, Computer Networks, Computer Oriented Programs
Boswell, James, Jr. – 1992
Writing center tutor training at Harrisburg Area Community College, Pennsylvania, was improved through the development and implementation of a 3-credit course. Professionals in the field, other professors at the institution, writing center tutors, and the community college administration were consulted in the development of the course. The course…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Instructional Improvement
Morris, Doris – 1981
Combining reading, language arts, and economics, this interdisciplinary project involved fifth grade students in studying three units dealing with (1) an auto liner named the Karinita; (2) the port of Wilmington (Delaware); and (3) international trade. Specific unit lesson plans are provided in this project description. In unit 1, students learned…
Descriptors: Awards, Concept Teaching, Content Area Reading, Course Descriptions
Lovett, JoAnn – 1980
A yearlong social studies course which actively involved sixth graders in learning about economics is described. The plan of study was developed jointly by teacher and students. As they used the textbook "Regions of the World" by Lawrence Senesh, the students selected topics that lend themselves to applying economics. Each of these…
Descriptors: Awards, Course Descriptions, Course Evaluation, Cultural Awareness
Bourbonnais, Mary Kathryn – 1981
Research and study of economic discoveries, inventions, improvements, and man's use of natural and human resources and capital goods from the Stone Age to the present helped fifth graders understand and appreciate the foundation and structure of the U.S. economic system and today's standards of living. The year-long study, which was integrated…
Descriptors: Awards, Course Descriptions, Economics Education, Grade 5
Kohler, Fred – 1983
Precipitation data for Macomb (Illinois) for the period 1912-1981 were the bases for developing classroom exercises that offered college students experience in collecting such data. After students collected the data, they reduced them to manageable proportions, and then examined average long-term relations which may have emerged among yearly,…
Descriptors: Climate, Community Study, Course Content, Course Descriptions
Savoie, Norman R. – 1985
The traditional upper-level course in French civilization at Utah State University was abandoned in favor of a course entitled "France Today," taught once a year to a consistent enrollment of students majoring in a wide variety of disciplines. The content varies somewhat each year, but the class typically begins with several class…
Descriptors: College Second Language Programs, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Cultural Education
Zdenek, Joseph W. – 1984
A one-week, five-hour course in survival Spanish taught at an Elderhostel at Winthrop College included in its content the process of introductions and courtesy expressions, numbers and counting, telling time, days of the week, months, seasons, colors, cognates for describing people, talking about jobs and hobbies, verb forms for questions and…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, Course Content
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