ITSF5003 Culture and Communication

Spring 2006


[examples of comments on the College form]

1) Aspects of the course MOST valuable

The readings were tied in very effectively with the lectures. The web page and the videos supported the theory.

web site (class notes)

Varenne always stretches my mind - his relaxed way of teaching helps me challenge my own understanding

The course is lots of work, but I believe worth it.

Varenne has a great sense of humor and words his lectures well.

2) Aspects of the course least valuable

The lecture material was good, but there was often difficulty in generating discussion.

very little interaction. However he mad us well aware of this at the first meeting.

Web site has too many links

I thought some of the readings were excellent choices. I would have preferred a more Q & A atmosphere instead of the lecture style.

Sometimes it was difficult to understand the full scope of reading materials before coming into the class.

I found the readings very interesting and the class notes on the web were helpful in focusing on important points in the reading. I wish we had discussed some of the optional readings in class as well.

What worked not so well: the lectures were fascinating, but at times I wished we had stayed closer to the outlines on the web and covered the readings in a more thorough way.

3) how was the instructor MOST effective

he is highly engaging with a sense of humor

he is very knowledgeable

explanations and examples given were very helpful to understanding course material

3) how was the instructor LEAST effective

rambling during lecture

The lecture material was good, but there was often difficulty in generating discussion.

too much talking at us. However I really like how Varenne talked, and what he had to say.

he is boring and confusing

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