In this CTL Interdisciplinary Course Development Grant funded course, “Bob Dylan: Music and Words,” Kevin Barents and Jeremy Yudkin focus on the recent Nobel winner’s most compelling albums. The class is run in a kind of two-part harmony—Yudkin focuses largely on the music and instrumentation while Barents shares readings and critiques on the poet.
A meal of fried worms, paper snowballs, pop quizzes: Professors are using whatever it takes to liven up the classroom and help students master and remember material. The 10 articles in this collection describes innovative teaching strategies — not just high-tech ones, like webcast introductory courses, but low-tech ones, like peer instruction, faculty learning communities, and reconsideration of the canon.
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