Monthly Archives: May 2017

PBL Vision & Career: MUL Episode 6

Managing University Life Episode 6 Blog Post — Comments will be closed June 7
  • Watch Episode 6 of MUL below and answer the question(s). You can watch the video anywhere– we aren’t meeting in the office this week.
  • On Thursday, June 15 you will be submitting a written assignment on one of the issues discussed in Episodes 1-6. Write a paper of about 750 words discussing how this problem is a factor at Hanyang ERICA, and how it might be solved. Be specific and do some research– “The university should fix poor eating habits by encouraging students to eat better” isn’t a realistic or detailed solution.
  • There was an error in the YouTube link for Episode 5. Here it is.

Choose one of the following questions and write a post of about 100-200 words answering it. There are no right or wrong answers; give your opinion, or respond to someone else’s post.

 

  1. “Education is not something you buy or receive—it must be earned, just like fitness.” What does this mean, and how is becoming educated like becoming physically fit?
  2. Write an imaginary e-mail to a professor to ask for something, using polite language; or, write an imaginary cover letter for an internship or program.
  3. If asked in an interview, “what is your greatest weakness?”, if you answer “I like to work too hard!” the interview will just think you are lying. What is a better answer that you could personally use yourself?

PBL Vision & Career: May 24 Video

PBl Vision & Career students: For this week, please watch the video 대학생활과 학습전략, “Campus Life & Learning,” at Hanyang’s website. You don’t need to come to my office; you can watch it wherever you like. There is no blog post for the video.

Have a good time at the festival this week. But do remember the video episode on responsible drinking.

PBL & Visioning – MUL Episode 5 Blog Post

Managing University Life Episode 4 Blog Post — Comments will be closed May 21
  • On Thursday, June 15 you will be submitting a written assignment on one of the issues discussed in Episodes 1-6. Write a paper of about 750 words discussing how this problem is a factor at Hanyang ERICA, and how it might be solved. Be specific and do some research– “The university should fix poor eating habits by encouraging students to eat better” isn’t a realistic or detailed solution.

Choose one of the following questions and write a post of about 100-200 words answering it. There are no right or wrong answers; give your opinion, or respond to someone else’s post.

 

  1. You need to work on a group assignment, and one of your members isn’t helping at all. What are some ways you might solve this problem with positive-sum thinking?
  2. You’re having a good time at the party/M.T. but you’ve had enough alcohol for the night. How can you avoid drinking more alcohol if you don’t want to? List some strategies you might try, or recommend.
  3. One of your friends obviously has a caffeine addiction, and can’t get through the day without huge amounts of soda and coffee. Saying “drink less” isn’t going to help. What other advice can you give to help?

Shakespeare: Course Paper Project

Course Paper Project for Shakespeare

Topics already approved 

  1. Henry V: Is Henry V a good person? Isn’t he controlled by the church, or really a murderer?
  2. Hamlet: Gertrude isn’t so innocent; she’s a meticulous planner rather than a weak mother.
  3. Tempest: Prospero isn’t a good man; he’s an unforgiving tyrant.
  4. Tempest: Caliban is not as savage as Prospero and other characters think.
  5. Tempest: Is Caliban evil or just acting from instinct? Does he learn at the end of the play?
  6. Twelfth: Is Feste clever or stupid? Why does Shakespeare establish a character like this?
  7. Tempest: For Prospero to forgive dangerous enemies at the end is irresponsible.
  8. Hamlet: Polonius is a good father but is an arrogant and selfish opportunist.
  9. Twelfth: Why does Olivia always change her mind so quickly?
  10. Tempest: Why are so many people on the island greedy?
  11. Tempest: Prospero is merciful to his enemies; but why does he choose to not take revenge?
  12. Tempest: Miranda is important and has a large effect on the The Tempest.
  13. Twelfth: Orsino never really loved Olivia.
  14. Hamlet: Hamlet did love Ophelia at first, but later did not love her.
  15. Tempest: What do Ariel and Caliban represent in comparison to each other?
  16. Tempest: The Tempest is very different from Shakespeare’s other plays– how, and why?
  17. Tempest: Gonzalo is ‘twofold’– he has a dual good and bad nature. Why?
  18. Twelfth: Why is Antonio generous whereas Viola and Sebastian are selfish?
  19. Twelfth: Do the sex-role stereotypes in the play really matter for relationships or life?
  20. Twelfth: Is Shakespeare making some political criticism through Malvolio?
  21. Hamlet: Isn’t Laertes’ situation equally or even more tragic than Hamlet’s?
  22. Hamlet: How does the Christian view of life after death change the story?
  23. All: Why does Shakespeare draw aggressive and enterprising women in his plays?
  24. Twelfth: Did Viola really have to disguise herself as a boy?
  25. Hamlet: Like him or not, Claudius is a better king than Hamlet would be.
  26. Henry V: How does Henry V value different things from the common people?
  27. Hamlet: Ophelia’s situation is equally or more tragic than Hamlet’s is.

Write an MLA format argument paper of about 800 words on one (or more) of the course texts: Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Henry V, The Tempest or any sonnet we discussed in class. Try to discuss an issue or theme which explains the text(s); simply comparing two characters is often boring unless the comparison tells us something meaningful. Feel free to look at the blog questions or think about the presentations for ideas.

Due date, on paper: Thursday, June 1, in class (e-mail attachments won’t be accepted)

  1. The paper must state an argument with examples and reasons, focused on the text.
  2. It’s OK if you use evidence or history from the time period of the text to help explain it, so long as your emphasis is on the text. Do not write a paper which is really about your best friend or about K-Pop.
  3. The paper must directly quote from the text, in the original Elizabethan English, to prove your arguments. If your paper has three irrelevant quotes I will assume you didn’t read the text. Use short quotes rather than padding the paper with useless long quotes.
  4. Important!: Here is how the paper will work. You will e-mail me (keneckert @ hanyang. ac. kr) a 70+ word proposal, where you will describe what you are going to discuss and what question or argument you are going to answer or prove in your paper. You should do this soon, because: a) I won’t accept a paper without an accepted proposal; and b) once a proposal is accepted, no other student can write on the same argument. For this reason your proposal needs to be specific. I will reject vague, one-sentence proposals saying, e.g. “I will write about why x is bad.” How and why is he bad? How will you prove it?
  • Your second paper in this course will be a revision of this first paper, due on the last day of classes by e-mail (Thursday, June 15); after I grade it, you will edit and improve the paper.
  • We will be spending the last five classes discussing how to write, research, and edit academic argument papers (May 25 – June 8).
  • Refer to the “Files” heading on this site for an example of MLA formatting. We’ll discuss this in class as well.
  • Grading will be on four criteria: Grammar; structure; argumentation, and text support (quoting). Each draft is worth 15%.

British Soc. & Lit. 1: Course Paper Project

Course Paper Project for British Society & Literature 1

Topics already approved 

  1. Dorian: Do Basil, Henry, and Dorian represent moral, immoral, and naive natures?
  2. P&P: Mr. Bennet is a poor father. Why?
  3. Dorian: How do hedonism and morality conflict/co-exist in Dorian’s thinking?
  4. P&P: Are the younger Bennet girls looking for a substitute father by being boy-crazy?
  5. P&P: Elizabeth’s ‘bravery’ in relationships; how does she show courage, and why?
  6. Merchant: Portia pretends to be weak but leads the relationship with Bassanio.
  7. Dorian: Lord Henry’s attitude towards free love is actually a good and progressive one.
  8. Dorian: Does Dorian cause his own downfall, or do others bring it about?
  9. Merchant: Shylock and Jessica’s father-daughter relationship: why does she run away?
  10. Merchant: Bassanio can be a calculating and selfish man by valuing Portia’s money.
  11. P&P: Charlotte is the most snobbish character in the novel.
  12. Dorian: What does the relationship triangle of Basil, Henry, and Dorian mean?
  13. P&P: Mrs. Bennet’s materialism– is it only all about money for her?
  14. P&P: How and from who does Elizabeth mentally construct her view of marriage?
  15. Merchant: Why Shylock is a typical villain and why/how he is important in the play.
  16. Merchant: For Antonio to break his contract with Shylock is unreasonable.
  17. Dorian: Why does Dorian relate his life and express his feelings through art and plays?
  18. Dorian: How do Basil and Henry guide Dorian? Could Basil have saved him?
  19. Dorian: Henry is a ‘shadowy ruler’ who ruins Dorian.
  20. Merchant: It’s more than friendship–what relationship do Antonio and Bassanio have?

Write an MLA format argument paper of about 800 words on one (or more) of the course texts: Merchant of Venice, Pride & Prejudice, Dorian Gray, medieval / Victorian romance / poetry. Try to discuss an issue or theme which explains the text(s); simply comparing two characters is often boring unless the comparison tells us something meaningful. Feel free to look at the blog questions or think about the presentations for ideas.

Due date, on paper: Thursday, June 1, in class (e-mail attachments won’t be accepted)

  1. The paper must state an argument with examples and reasons, focused on the text.
  2. It’s OK if you use evidence or history from the time period of the text to help explain it, so long as your emphasis is on the text. Do not write a paper which is really about your best friend or about K-Pop.
  3. The paper must quote from the text to prove your arguments. If your paper has three irrelevant quotes I will assume you didn’t read the text. Use short quotes rather than padding the paper with useless long quotes.
  4. Important!: Here is how the paper will work. You will e-mail me (keneckert @ hanyang. ac. kr) a 70+ word proposal, where you will describe what you are going to discuss and what question or argument you are going to answer or prove in your paper. You should do this soon, because: a) I won’t accept a paper without an accepted proposal; and b) once a proposal is accepted, no other student can write on the same argument. For this reason your proposal needs to be specific. I will reject vague, one-sentence proposals saying, e.g. “I will write about why Wickham is bad.” How and why is he bad? How will you prove it?
  • Your second paper in this course will be a revision of this first paper, due on the last day of classes by e-mail (Thursday, June 15); after I grade it, you will edit and improve the paper.
  • We will be spending the last six classes discussing how to write, research, and edit academic argument papers (May 18 – June 7).
  • Refer to the “Files” heading on this site for an example of MLA formatting. We’ll discuss this in class as well.
  • Grading will be on four criteria: Grammar; structure; argumentation, and text support (quoting). Each draft is worth 15%.