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Teaching Caribbean Cultures: Approaching Francophone and Caribbean Cultures with Jacqueline Couti

Jacqueline Couti is a professor in the Modern & Classical Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Professor Couti specializes in Francophone Caribbean, African, and New World literatures and cultures with an emphasis on how ethnic and cultural identity have been formed. In this podcast, Professor Couti explains what her typical class is like, what kind of students populate them, and what kind of reactions she receives from her students.

This podcast was produced by Sam Burchett.

"Groups, Organizations and Identity: Intercultural Communication in Black Greek Letter Organizations" with Robert Mock

On November 9, 2011, as part of the Carter G. Woodson Lecture Series, the Africana and African American Studies program hosted a talk entitled “Groups, Organizations, and Identity: Intercultural Communication in Black Greek Letter Organizations.” The talk, presented by Robert Mock, UK’s Vice President for Student Affairs, highlighted a course that Mock will be teaching next semester called “Special Topics in African American Studies: Black Greek Letter Organizations” (AAS 400/COM 591). We talked with students, faculty, and staff in attendance about the event and their involvement in Greek life.

Wei Jiang: Developing an Online Chinese Curriculum for High-Schoolers

Since 2006, Wei Jiang has been a member of a team developing a series of online Chinese Language & Culture courses, taught through BlackBoard, aimed toward high school students. Once the curriculum is completed, courses will range from Chinese I to AP Levels I and II. These are currently available to students, and level III is in development.

This podcast was produced by Stephen Gordinier.

WRD 420: Feminist Rhetorics with Katherine Rogers-Carpenter

What do Aspasia (the companion of Pericles), Sojourner Truth (the orator of the famous "Ain't I a Woman?" speech), and the 1990s Riot Grrrl movement have in common? They will all be featured in Katherine Rogers-Carpenter's "Feminist Rhetorics" (WRD 420/A&S 300), which will examine the speeches and texts of women whose voices have led to lasting social changes in their community and in a global context. The class, which will trace feminist rhetorics from Ancient Greece to contemporary feminist theory, is one of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Media's groundbreaking course offerings for Spring 2012.

WRD 205: Screen/Writing with Joshua Abboud

Have you sent an email, written a text, or posted on a social media site today? If you have, then you have communicated via the medium of a screen. From the way televisions have shaped family dynamics in the home, to the way cell phones and computers have influenced grammar and penmanship, the screen pervades our ways of communicating. Joshua Abboud will address the interrelationship between the screen and writing in "Screen/Writing" (WRD 205/ENG 305), one of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Media's groundbreaking course offerings for Spring 2012.

WRD 205: Rhetorics of Violence and Non-Violence with Beth Connors-Manke

Did you know that there is a new certificate in the works for Peace Studies? Beth Connors-Manke is teaching "Rhetorics of Violence and Non-Violence" (WRD 205/ENG 205) in Spring 2012, and it will be a component of that certification program. The class is one of Writing, Rhetoric and Digital Media's groundbreaking course offerings for Spring 2012.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

Dean's Channel: Geography Professor Rich Schein discusses Community 101

Mark Kornbluh continues his Dean's Channel series with a conversation with Department of Geography professor Rich Schein, who is teaching a new course this semester - Community 101. A class that will connect students to Lexington history, culture, modern issues - and most importantly, why all of that should matter to them.

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