Answers to ASL 1998 Survey

Inquiry #3

  1. Resident Advisor Training. Elementary Education Courses.
  2. The Inquiry class during my freshman year helped me to achieve this. It was interesting in that I learned much about Native Americans. We had discussions and open forums often.
  3. The selective readings, exercises, material, and interactive learning.
  4. Coming to class with topics prepared for discussion and with a mental outline of what my views were up to that point. In-class discussion then helped bring the issues to life and helped me redefine my own views having heard those of others.
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  6. Theater production: Penumbra, different convocations
  7. Hands on experience in labs
  8. Convocations, reading/discussing reading
  9. Inquiry was not a useful class in my opinion.
  10. Not Inquiry Ed Program
  11. Taking classes with teachers who motivated me to think, and explore issues, not because I had to, but because I was interested in doing so. A few examples would include Ty Buckman’s upper-level classes(Shakespeare/Milton/Spenser) and Ish Haji 6;s logic c
  12. Discussion, Convocations
  13. Learning to question everything (authority, beliefs, values, traditions) and to examine them.
  14. A sense of community was achieved through dorm life, organizations, and sports. The professors play a large role in developing a classroom atmosphere of intellectual inquiry(good ex.-discussion / based ex. Straight lecture) the wide range of general c ourses required makes this
  15. Seminar style classes, particularly in my Philosophy major helped me to achieve this requirement. Most every smaller class where the prof. was interested in discussion helped also. Small group TA sessions in general ed classes didn’t do much howe ver.
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  17. The learning activities that helped me achieve this requirement were for many of the geology courses, tutoring, and the ability to speak to faculty due to small student teacher ratio.
  18. By taking part in on-campus student activities, I felt part of a community. Classroom situations sometimes also fostered a sense of community depending on the population of the class, content area, and professor. Especially within my major I was chall enged to become an active participant in learning. Instead of always being lectured to I enjoyed doing some of the teaching. Actually, I do.
  19. Classes in my major, extra curricular activities.
  20. Speakers and events held at UMM and my secondary education classes.
  21. I really didn't get much out of inquiry to be honest. It could have been a good course if it was taught consistently across the campus. Each professor had his/her own way of teaching and grading as well as different activities.
  22. I think I learned more about having a sense of community from the people I lived with my freshman year in the dorms. It was a really good environment that easily fostered friendships. Learning to question the world came from Van Gooch (Cell Bio.) and Nancy Carpenter (Organic Chemistry) who both taught me that you can't always and don't always have to trust what is written on the page, but learn the facts and decide for yourself what is true. I definitely learned not to take everything as fact, which I did in high school.
  23. I believe that my experience wasn't very good because of the instructor. Other peole had much better experiences and learned a lot more because their instructor wanted to be there and help them adjust to the liberal arts environment.
  24. Discussion groups, group projects, and extra curricular activities
  25. Inquiry based learning instruction, and lesson planning.
  26. Most specifically working on my tutorial that made me do all the theory and the research behind it
  27. Biology and Chemistry lab classes allowed me to become an active participant, and learn to use the inquiry mode of thinging. In my elementary education classes I have learned to teach inductive, thus also learn to think inductively.
  28. Getting more comfortable in the college and not having everything so "new"
  29. TA involved with MSP organizations
  30. Discussion groups in classes. Classes that brought up controversial topics topics leading to discussion.
  31. class discussions, class activities, papers, journal entries, and reading _Time_ magazine
  32. Classes involved the students actively in the learning process. I was a member of the English Majors' Steering Committe, and a member of the Teacher Education Committee. I found a sense of community by being on these committees, being a member of the danceline, attending campus events, being a member of United Campus Ministries, and simply by being a student at a small campus, where it is easy to be involved, to be heard I know that the classes I've taken at UMM, in addtion to the experiences I've had here, have helped me develop my inquiry skills. I've grown in that area a lot since my freshman year, and I know that UMM has been the most important influencial factor in
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  34. I don't believe that I had to fulfill this requirement or it was already filled when I transferred here.
  35. In Inquiry we spent much time talking with one another about issues concerning students and the community which allowed me to gain a better understanding of what is happening in our community and how I can help. We also went to speakers and heard abou t what is happening in the world and with other communities. In conversations we had as groups we really were able to talk and look at what others opinions are which allowed me to learn about others views.
  36. The 'liberal learning experience' was achieved through having to take liberal arts courses outside of my major including music, history, social sciences, etc. Living in a dorm my freshman year enabled me to gain a sense of community. To develop skills of intellectual inquiry, I learned in virtually all of my biology classes, and in some chemistry classes. Learning to be active participants, I think, has a lot to do with your personality. I am glad that I was not forced to take a class that my whole gr ae depended upon discussion. But I did feel comfortable enough in all of my classes to participate, ask questions, and voice my opinions.
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  38. student teaching
  39. Had to participate in the convocations and attended inquiry class. I gained a sense of community through inquiry just by being in the group. It was a good way to meet and get to know people. My inquiry professor had us over for dinner which strengthen ed the bond between all of us and was an activity outside of the classroom setting.
  40. Classes that stressed analytical skills, small classes in my majors in which I knew a majority of the students gave me a sense of community, assignments that required me to develop research skills
  41. The convocations and the daily news were extremely helpful in stricking up some good discussions and debates in class and with others on campus.
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  43. Mostly group discussions in some of the classes that I've had.
  44. Did not take inquiry at UMM, was not required when I transferred.
  45. I think the competitive environment allowed me to build some of this. After a bad freshman year (academically) I decided I needed to kick it in gear and this came into play then
  46. Interactive relationships with students and professionals: (professors, Administration, higher ranking students). Encouraged to engage in the search for information thru a variety of mediums: Internet, journals and articles, study abroad, and informal relationships with this campuses scholars.
  47. The class "Inquiry", that I took during my Freshman year, did not necessarily meet these goals. I was able to meet these objectives in future classes to fulfill my liberal arts requirements and outside the classroom in such activities as Intervarsity Christian Fellowship (in which I was a Small Group Leader) and my research experience with Dr. Charles Deutch
  48. I did take inquiry, but most of the classes that I chose to take helped me develop critical thinking skills. In fact, I believe that all of life helps us in developing these skills.
  49. I would like to say that inquiry would have been more helpful to me had I not had any previous college experience. I has gone to college for two years as a post secondary student before coming to UMM. Therefore, I feel I already had developed the thou ght processes that I would need, and found it not very important-- and even a little inconvenient. Maybe the policy should be changed somewhat in the future.
  50. During the course we(students in the class) learned about each other by communicating our feelings towards certain aspects of each others lives that may not have been experienced by otehrs.
  51. Participating in different events and organizations on campus as well as classes I have taken.
  52. *Taking a variety of courses within and beyond my majors *Interacting with students from an assortment of majors *Feeling comfortable talking with faculty
  53. The speakers that came were very interesting and gave insight into several topics and issues.
  54. Writing Papers
  55. Discussion
  56. Lesson plans, group activities
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  58. Class activities, campus activities (lectures, performances)
  59. Group discussions. Community building activities with groups.
  60. Every class I took except Inquiry
  61. Discussion setting, convocations were not entirely helpful.
  62. Definitely not the class Inquiry itself. Rather thru the structure of other classes that incorporated and required this objective.
  63. Convocations, small group discussions
  64. Group discussions and activities. Informal environment/atmosphere added to this.
  65. Campus activities. Discussion group in various classes
  66. Didn’t need to take this requirement
  67. Group Discussions
  68. Social life at Morris with intelligent co-students. Not necessarily classes.
  69. Talked about genetic engineering and other pressing controversial issues.
  70. My studio art and art history courses focus on this by basing the learning process on discussions, critiques, inquiry, and lecture. I feel I was a valuable part in the education process—not just a body filling a seat
  71. Discussion classes that required speaking. Research project papers
  72. Through various classes at UMM. Being in a variety of organizations and participating in every extracurricular activity/event I had an opportunity
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  74. Service learning, research papers
  75. Readings: The Chosen; Technopoly; Class discussions, Convocations every Monday.
  76. general studies, outside ifluences: CAC convocations, study abroad with ELTAP
  77. I don't think Inquiry as a class helped much; I do think it was a good introduction to the kind of thinking that is necessary to be successful in a Liberal Arts institution.
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  79. Class discussion with peers
  80. Courses involving a great deal of writing and discussing for or against an argument.
  81. Group problems to solutions.
  82. NOT the class inquiry The classes outside of my major were important in establishing a sense of community, at least with the college campus. My upper-level bio classes were best at fostering active learning.
  83. I believe the idea of critical thinking is important, but there weren't any activities that helped me. It was more of the interactions with others and from what the expectations were of the classes I took.
  84. Group work and also extra curricular activities
  85. Many of the classes that included discussion sections were helpful. Also the experience as a tutor and TA
  86. My first three year here helped me learn it. I continue to learn now and now realize what I’m doing here
  87. Group work was very helpful in meeting other students
  88. Freshman year Inquiry course provided a solid base upon which to grow over my college career.
  89. Group activity
  90. discussion
  91. Jazz band, small classes
  92. Research projects within my majors individually and in a group
  93. I learned through interactions with other students of different cultural backgrounds. I definitly did not learn much from these required liberal arts classes. I would be better prepared by taking classes directly related to my future.
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  95. writing papers about my values and discussion to hear other peoples views
  96. going to class and talking to people of different cultures.
  97. A lot of small discussion groups especially in English and History classes
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  99. Working at the Information desk and participating in school organizations and attending school events.
  100. Honors Inquiry--reading specific books, writing papers, small group discussions
  101. Discussions of Current Topics in Class
  102. being in small classroom settings with professors who worked on a one-to-one basis, doing individual and directed study work, and being involved in campus activities and organizations.
  103. Through class discussion, the material covered, the relationship built between profs and students, and if you choose to get involved in the community. I got involved in big friend little friend and I had the opportunity to get to know her family and s ome of thier friends, and makes you feel more a part of the community.
  104. inquiry, other classes at UMM, being involved in campus activities, organizations, and commitees
  105. Inquiry was not required
  106. the inquiry class
  107. The responsibilities that you have in college, having to find your own information and resources to get the job done
  108. The various class I have taken at UMM has expanded my range of knowledge into many subjects that I would not normally have experienced. Also through serving on Student Organizations I feel that I have grown in my abilities to interact with people and to work with various personality types
  109. Group discussions and reading the novel, and he discussion of this
  110. Being in class, living, observing, learning to study effectively
  111. Group discussions and criticism of required reading materials
  112. Having class sizes that were small enough to have discussion be a part of the grade.
  113. Taking as much of a range of classes as possible; being in discussion classes; spending my junior year in England
  114. The small group setting and just working as a group together.
  115. Definitely not that inquiry class, that class is useless, don't ever subject another student to it again
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  117. Being a Psychology Teaching Assistant
  118. Taking organic chemistry Being involved in Peer Health Educators Taking English 1302I did not go through Inquiry.
  119. Discussion, reading current news magazines
  120. Class discussion, out-of-class event
  121. Inquiry gave me a chance to talk constructively with other students about topics I hadn't dealt with before. I think a common experience is important for first year students.
  122. Having group discussions. Having debates
  123. Interactive small group discussion, lab groups, group presentation projects, getting involved in campus life, living in the residence halls
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  125. I was taught how to learn and study
  126. Active participation in discussions --topics coered: race, sex, etc
  127. relatively small class sizes, access to professors, interdisciplinary requirements
  128. From the actual Inquiry courses I learned very little but through directed studies and historical research I developed intellectual skills that I value greatly
  129. Living in the dorms and participating in on campus activities-taking part in studio art critiques
  130. small group activities, paper writing, reading, speaking in class
  131. I thought that the chance to participate in high level discussions about various topics with people with different areas of expertise was a good idea. It didn't work in practice though.
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  133. I believe every single one of the listed characteristics that describes inquiry was accomplished in all of my other classes. The best thing about Inquiry was studying the weekly magazines.
  134. Class discussions, papers
  135. Various colloquilums and speakers. My education in class and how I participated with the class.
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  137. Discussion, group participation
  138. Just taking initiativeto do things and having directed guidance from teachers
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  140. Inquiry class, research on ESL
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  142. Group discussion of novels, current event issues
  143. Group discussions in class (full class or small groups), group presentations
  144. None
  145. All non-major courses
  146. Inquiry courses to some extent
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  148. good discussions, a sense of togetherness with my freshmen class, good analyses of magazine articles
  149. as a freshmen the required inquiry course
  150. the inquiry course, itself, enabled a learning that expanded into the rest of my college career. Other course I have taken have also helped.
  151. Classes that promoted group work and responsibility. Campus events promoted community as well as living on campus for two years. Professors expect you to be responsible for your work and learning.
  152. Taking classes outside your major and exploring a little bit of each field.
  153. I took the required freshman inquiry course back in 1994 and it exposed us to the skills of critical thinking. I then used these skills throughout my courses at UMM.
  154. Small Group discusions with fellow students and faculty, both in and outside the classroom.
  155. Being involved in Athletics here at UMM.
  156. My participation in athletics and black student union activities.
  157. The course was very good in terms of discussion, and this contributed greatly toward being active in the learning process, but none of the course activities were very intellectually stimulating.
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  159. On campus jobs, great profs, friends met in classes
  160. class discussions
  161. Group discussions and critical thought about the books read which was used in papers we wrote.
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  163. Discussion in a small group
  164. Discussions & reading the material
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  166. Discussions in classes-questions posed by others-interactions with others with differing views
  167. Education program
  168. 1) Being an RA & RD for two years. 2) Completing a challenging major. 3) Being involved in activities preparing me for Graduate in Physical Therapy.
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  170. Structure of many classroom settings was small with much discusssion. One of the things that impressed me most about Morriss was that i often felt that the instructor was right along with you in the learning, questioning process and not like the instr uct
  171. speakers, movies, human relations requirements, paper writing
  172. During my past two years on campus, I have become more active. I have been a student rep for biology, member on a search committee, as well as a multitude of other campus activities. These activities are what made me the person I am today. They helped me realize the importance of being involved on campus and within the community.
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  174. Attendng the Convocations allowed me the oppurtunity to becom an active participant in my education, but because of my Inquiry class instructor, I did not feel welcome to ask questions and comfortably communicate in the classroom setting. As the years have passed, the close, comfortable relationships with professors within my major have made me become a more active participant in my education than I thought possible.
  175. I did not take inquiry.
  176. As a transfer student, I was not required to take Inquiry.
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  178. group discussions
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  181. We discussed different topics that students wanted to bring up. Many of the topics discussed were controversial. The professor made a group of two students introduce a different topic every class period
  182. None, I knew this before I came to UMM. Life Experience.
  183. class lectures, group projects, papers, reading books etc most of this "requirement" i managed to fulfill in areas other than inquiry
  184. Convocations and discussions were important.
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  186. I believed it opened my mind to other students perspectives


Inquiry #4

  1. How to build a community and use critical thinking skills.
  2. That we all have a voice and should use it for expressing ourselves.
  3. That being different is good and everyone deserves a chance for you to get to know them.
  4. The process of meeting these objectives helped me weed through what information was not reliable and should be ignored or refuted--and important skill for being actively involved in life.
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  6. How to think more critically on my own, the steps to take to do this
  7. To speak up when I have an opinion or question, and to always try to learn a little more than what is simply required for class.
  8. Critical thinking skills, gaining different perspectives
  9. Read good books.
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  11. I wasn’t working so much to get the grade I felt I needed, but instead to satisfy my own curiosity. This kind of knowledge never leaves you, because it was something you took time to figure out on your own, not something that was due the next day .
  12. The ability to think critically when introduces to a concept, theory or opinion
  13. I learned that many people believe things to be a way that they are not. Many Americans are too accepting of media, government, and false teachings that the world throws at us.
  14. There needs to be followers and leaders. Actively listening. If you have a good idea, share it. Ask questions.
  15. That I can speak and defend my thoughts and ideas well. Also, it helped me to get to know the intelligence level of many other students better than I would have without the "inquiry" element. In general, I got to know people better when engaging in "i nquiry" type activities.
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  17. The most important things that I have learned in meeting this objective is that it is better to interact with others because they may see things in a different light, and that light may be the light which allows you to come to a conclusion easier and faster.
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  19. I learned how to come up with my own conclusions and express my ideas. I discovered that I do have good ideas.
  20. I learned how to teach and I recieved a degree.
  21. I really didn't get much out of inquiry to be honest. It could have been a good course if it was taught consistently across the campus. Each professor had his/her own way of teaching and grading as well as different activities.
  22. I think I learned more about having a sense of community from the people I lived with my freshman year in the dorms. It was a really good environment that easily fostered friendships. Learning to question the world came from Van Gooch (Cell Bio.) and Nancy Carpenter (Organic Chemistry) who both taught me that you can't always and don't always have to trust what is written on the page, but learn the facts and decide for yourself what is true. I definitely learned not to take everything as fact, which I did in high school. I also learned how to cultivate interpersonal relationships, how to work in a group,how to think for myself, and how to really dig into the work. I also learned that I don't necessarily need to agree with everything people say or do a nd that if I don't agree, I should voice my disagreement if necessary.
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  24. If one person is dominating the discussion or the opinions than someone else must step in and try to steer the discussion to some other people. I also think that if the conversation get s off track, that it should not be stopped, instead keep talking.
  25. Teamwork, a sense of community, and a decent work ethic
  26. New ways to think
  27. The chance to do things for myself.
  28. It's ok to express your opinion and that your own opinion is something to be cherished
  29. working with a number of different people
  30. That things are often not what they seem. They everything we read and view is from someone's personal viewpoint.
  31. How to do research, how to write a paper on a controversial issue and defend my viewpoint and support my argument, gained knowledge about current controversial issues.
  32. I learned that often there isn't a perfect answers to our problems. I have also learned that the world in incredibly unfair; even the policies at UMM and the way faculty are treated are unfair. I learned how to be open-minded. I learned how to communi cate and relate to a variety of people. I learned to look at various perspectives before forming an opinion. I learned to respect others' opinions. I learned that learning and teaching to think, are more important than learning and teaching memorized subj ect matter.
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  34. I don't believe that I had to fulfill this requirement or it was already filled when I transferred here.
  35. I learned a new perspective on some of the issues we talked about in Inquiry from others who came from different backgrounds than myself. I also learned about different cultures and ways of life from the convocations.
  36. Knowledge of subjects outside of my major. Friends and experiences I will always remember. The confidence to participate and ask questions in a more formal setting, such as a scientific convention.
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  38. communcating effectively with others, being active in my experiences
  39. That every professor graded differently and the amount and quality of work that you needed for a C in one class was an A in another professor's class.
  40. I developed my analytical skill, I ask questions about everything now and don't just take the first information I hear at face value - I research, analyze and questions things.
  41. There is much to be learned from people outside my major. This class gave me access to a group of people whom I might never have met.
  42. Didn't feel the class was necessary at the time. Don't really remember what the class entailed. That tells you something in itself
  43. Better communication skills, the ability to interact with other group members.
  44. N/A
  45. It is difficult to dig yourself out of holes once you're deep in them.
  46. I can become knowledgeable about most fields by following some a procedure of research. Furthermore, I can publish my findings about most fields by, again, following some learnable procedures.
  47. I learned how to learn, not just memorizing facts and dates as in high school. I also learned how to work with groups to accomplish goals. The most important thing that I learned is that there is value in everything that is worthy of study, whether it interests me or not.
  48. I learned to be considerate of opinions different than mine. It can be a very difficult thing to learn if you truely believe that you are right in your beliefs.
  49. I did develop strong relationships with my classmates in Inquiry since it was so small. I also developed the skills necessary for good discussion and debate.
  50. I realized that I was not the only person who felt intimidated by being in a predominantly white school. I learned that there were many different people that I could become friends with and maintain my own identity, being African American.
  51. To keep a open mind and be willing to adapt to new enviroments that I never experienced before.EEE
  52. *There are interesting things everywhere -- and it is worthwhile to investigate other perspectives.
  53. Gave me expanded perspective on various issues.
  54. How to skip class
  55. I have ideas
  56. Learning how to write effective lesson plans that met this objective
  57. Keeping an open mind
  58. Learning how to learn with an open mind
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  61. To be more critical of facts presented in the media
  62. Improved research skills and expanding ability to make critical statements
  63. Critical thinking skills
  64. Importance of the liberal arts. Ability to question and critically analyze.
  65. Developed some critical thinking skills, took responsibility for my own learning, learned to go past just the grade to learn for myself
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  68. Different perspectives
  69. Communication, how to argue effectively without offending others
  70. How to question things I see, read, and hear rather than simply soaking information in and accepting it as a rule. I question everything now.
  71. Ask questions
  72. I learned that firat and foremost you can do anything if you put your mind to it. And if you fail, blame it on yourself and not anyone else. I learned how to be prepared for life and be a man. I m prepared for the world.
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  74. How to organize activities
  75. I didn't really learn anything....I thought it was a waste of my time and money. I could have taken another class pertinent to my area of study.
  76. I learned how to really look at things and assess them with a full view, not just my own or immediate influences.
  77. "Question everything." Maybe not literally, but a good attitude towards learning.
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  79. The importance of writing skills.
  80. To maintain an open mind; to be able to see all sides of an argument; to accept that there may not be a single correct answer to every question
  81. There were many persectives I had never thought of
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  83. It's difficult to teach a person to think critically. Some people already do, and some never well. I think that it's a nearly impossible task to undertake. However, most of the requirements in my major expected me to use this skill in order to be succ ess
  84. How to work with various groups of people and that I can always ask questions as well as identifying what the right questions are. Meaning asking the appropriate question to answer exactly what I needed to know
  85. Seek Answers
  86. I’ve realized that a liberal education gave me a broad understanding of many things including school work and how to learn, but also many personal and social aspects. Unless preparing for grad school, academia or teaching degree liberal arts shou ld be used for the above mentioned enlightenment and not to get a job.
  87. Everyone has different opinions to your own
  88. To become a serious, highly intellectual thinker and to state my opinions and back them.
  89. that it is very important to know more than just what's in your major, in order to deal with people on many levels, on many topics
  90. How to better discuss things
  91. To work with people
  92. Developing a sense of community among peers is important because others see things from a different perspectives than I do. Also group work is easier when a sense of community is established
  93. I learned how to better socialize with a variety of individuals.
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  95. that others hold very different opinons than me, that I need to understand myself before understanding others
  96. How to have an open conversation with people that have different view points.
  97. Confidence in expressing my views with both friends and strangers
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  99. I learned how to interact with people from various backgrounds. I also learned how to improve my skills in relation to me succeeding in life. Participating in events that are not familiar to my lifestyle. \Example: Widing my horizons in various foods, music, socializing and etc.
  100. Actually, in my case, my high school prepared me very well. So, I feel that I had already met this objective in high school (with the exception of establishing a feeling of community on the UMM campus, of course). But, this is probably a concern for m any incoming freshmen, as not all high schools prepare the students equally.
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  102. always to have an open mind concerning education, people, opinions, etc. i learned to sift through information and things to get to the core...the most vital and life-enhancing form of things. i also met some extremely influential people.
  103. the most important thing that I learned was the ability to talk to all sorts of different kinds of people, and to look at things from their perspective as well as my own, realizing that I am not always right, and that you can learn from others.
  104. working w/ others, thinking critically, being able to discuss ideas w/ peers
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  107. I have to take the responsibility to motivate myself because no one else can do it for me.
  108. As I said above, I feel that I have a much more rounded education over many different subject areas I also feel that I have developed a better sense of leadership through my activities and interactions
  109. I learned to think critically
  110. How to study, how to focus
  111. I learned to think more critically about information and messages I receive, instead of just accepting them without question.
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  113. That there is a connection between all the subjects taught. Economics is related to evolution which is related to biology which is related to chemistry which is related to psychology which is related to anthropology which is related to religion which is
  114. I learned to think with an open mind and that it is ok to question anything.
  115. fun times --how to question everything
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  117. I did not go through Inquiry.
  118. How to analyze the things around me more thoroughly and how to look at all different aspects even if I don't agree with all of the viewpoints and to respect them.
  119. It's o.k. to voice my opinion.
  120. Keep an open mind, watch out for fallacious reasoning
  121. The love of learning is a great thing. I was happy to be engaged in a stimulating environment.
  122. How to better communicate with different people
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  125. I learned that there are different techniques to learning and that everyone uses them different
  126. Importance of learning through understanding
  127. Learning only occurs when there is active discussion and active participation. Rote memorization of material(reading or lecture) is counter to the goals of a liberal education. Professors in every discipline need to foster discussion and encourage par ticipation. I also learned that integration is essential for community and while Morris is diverse it is NOTintegrated.
  128. I didn't think I learned much at all meeting the objective, but the objective was met through other classes.
  129. I have learned to be more assertive
  130. My opinion is not more or less important than anyone elses.
  131. I learned I could speak in front of a group of total strangers
  132. Didn't get much out of it Just met some people
  133. I became more involved in national and international news and current events
  134. critical thinking skills
  135. It's not easy and you have to overcome that you have ingrained personal and social problems inside yourself
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  137. Nothing
  138. That learning is ongoing and that it really begins with the individuals own intrinsic/extrinsic motivation and intuition
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  140. Importance of expanding interests to outside the academic community
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  142. I didn't really learn much I didn't already know, the class just helped make me more aware of certain issues
  143. Open mindedness (listening to others) , More willing to participate in large group discussions
  144. None
  145. Art, psychology, math, music
  146. a stress for importance of asking questions
  147. Very little. The Inquiry course as a whole seemed greatly unnecessary
  148. how to think analytically, kept up with current events
  149. this class helped introduce me to people and i used the skills that i learned in other courses
  150. Critical thinking skills and the importance of a small group setting.
  151. I learned how to work with others as a team, I learned how to speak to a group without being intimidated, I learned how important it is for me to be responsible for myself.
  152. The important differences and variety of subjects and their content that are actually out there and available for more in depth research if interested in what they have to offer.
  153. The critical thinking skills we were taught to use in a small group setting were very beneficial to the rest of my courses at UMM.
  154. Objective thought
  155. I learned that communication and teamwork is essential for success!
  156. The ability to strive and succeed no matter what obstacles that may arise.
  157. I can't recall anything I actually learned in inquiry.
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  159. If you obtain happiness, everything else works out better too!
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  161. To think things out before I speak.
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  163. Communication skills, working with others
  164. How college classes are
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  166. to look at things from different perspectives
  167. respect
  168. 1). How to think more critically & quantitatively.
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  170. That the more you know, the "grayer" things become and the less absolute. Also that it is healthy to question all your life. By questioning you actually posess the most answers. That the most important thing you learn in college is to "question"
  171. broader minded thinking self analysis and reflection
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  174. Some of the important things in meeting this objective include,letting down my safety guard and expanding my comfort zone. It is helpful to know that some professors do care about your personal input and actively seek it. It is important to know that your personal worth can help you learn
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  176. As a transfer student, I was not required to take Inquiry.
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  178. communication skills, sense of belongingness and teamwork
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  181. I learned how different people think and how different people react to certain situations. It gave people different perspectives on specific issues.
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  183. that i am more social than i thought
  184. How a discussion class works, how to do independent work
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Writing #3

  1. Almost all courses required essay writing. Elementary education block 2 had extensive writing requirements.
  2. Many narrative and expository writing experiences in both my major and GER's.
  3. The variety and flexibility of the professors.
  4. I did not take any English composition courses through UMM. I came in from high school with AP credits and have taken other courses(such as Biological communications and Senior Honors Project) which were crucial in helping me refine my writing abiliti es. For Bio Comm we were required to write a well developed and lengthy paper. I also wrote such a paper on research I had participated in for my senior honors project.
  5. Coursework, being involved in student organizations, approachable professors
  6. Various paper writing activities, pre writing skills
  7. Writing lab reports in science classes, as well as papers for classes in other disciplines. Also, reading journal articles has been very helpful in providing examples of good writing.
  8. College writing 1 & 2, Inquiry, political science and history courses
  9. Labor Economics, English class, and public finance
  10. Ed Program. 1301 and 1302 Eng
  11. Writing many, many papers, and many different types of papers.
  12. Writing different types of papers in English 1302
  13. Freshman english helped me some, but I think that preparing for actual essays helped even more. (Ex. Preparing for the MCAT)
  14. Internship paper.
  15. Again, my philosophy classes helped (forced) me to achieve this requirement. I had at least triple the number of papers to write as compared with tests to take in my Philosophy classes. I feel like I learned how to do a lot of writing in high school, and college was just an extension and refinement of those skills.
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  17. This was achieved in all of my science courses due to the writing of papers, doing research and presenting my results in the form of a paper and a talk, and by doing lab write-ups.
  18. Actually, I completed my basic writing requirement in high school by taking "college in the schools" classes offered by UMTC. I continue to use the writing skills and improve on them as I continue to write papers, poetry, essays, etc for my various cl asses.
  19. College writing gave me an adequate base to start on, but I learned a lot more through other classes because I could develop my own style.
  20. Nearly every class within my majors had papers to write.I learned by writing after learning an outline of what's needed.
  21. The different types of reports I had to write benefited me quite a bit... especially when we had to write a report to somebody who didn't know much about Chemistry.
  22. Eng 1302 was good. It got me to look at how to keep my writing simple and concise. I also learned how to structure my papers so they flowed in a manner that made sense. Activities- writing the papers and lab reports for 4 years.
  23. Learning different learning styles and how different prof. wanted/expected different things.
  24. After writing a rough draft, trade papers with a couple of peers and the professor to gain new perspectives.
  25. research papers, composition, and a variety of wwriting styles
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  27. Writing Enlgish papers and biology research papers.
  28. The freedom to write how I felt
  29. the writing requiremen
  30. Writing papers of increasing length and depth, cumulating in my research paper about special needs students for elementary education.
  31. Writing and revising papers, peer editing other students' papers.
  32. Being an English major, my writing has improved through experimentation and exploration in my classes, and through criticisms and ideas from my peers and professors.
  33. Pretty much all of my course emphasized writing skills.
  34. I fulfilled this requirement while at Fergus Falls Community College. We had to write 4 papers for each course and write a research paper to fulfill this requirement.
  35. We wrote numerous papers which allowed me to gain more confidence in my writing ability. It helped me with my lab reports to an expent, although English papers and science papers have a very different approach.
  36. Bio. Comm, senior sem., english comp, and advanced comp. I think that every class that made you write a paper helped me learn how to write better papers and lab. reports.
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  38. tutorial, research methods course, all education courses
  39. Writing papers and getting them graded by the professors.
  40. I am an English major and have written several things, but even more than just being an English major, the majority of my classes have required me to be able to communicate what I know through what I am writing. Classes and professors are beneficial t o this process as is learning how to help/tutor others on how to write.
  41. We wrote a whole lot of papers.
  42. Writing papers
  43. Writing many different types of papers for many different types of classes I've had.
  44. Creativity in language, constructive criticism helped to gain insight on how to write better.
  45. College writeing I and II were a help, but I think that when classes allow you to re-write and try to better our previous work, it helps in the writing skills.
  46. The most valuable lesson I got by learning how to write was offered by Leslie Meek. She would PlAINLY encourage us to draft, submit, redraft, submit, redraft, submit. In the end, our grade was determined by our growth in the process. This was of maxim um benefit because she invested as much as we did. Her crediability as a peer/active teacher skyrocketed. This activity personalized the process of learning. Many other professors, seem less interested in the growth of students as they are with covering t he course goals in the allotted time period; which is often TOO short for maximum saturation.
  47. I have completed several writing courses, from biological writing to Creative Writing (poetry).
  48. Experience writing for different teachers allows you to vary your writing skills to the preferences of that teacher. It also helps you to be flexible in your writing style.
  49. General writing assignments always helped with this objective. I guess practice makes perfect... or at least, it allows for improvement.
  50. I bacame confident in my ability to communicate my knowledge on paper. My professor allowed us to explore the different ways of writing and showed us that not everyone has the same writing style.
  51. The beginning English courses, such as 1301 and 1302. After taking those classes that is when I decided to major in English.
  52. *Certainly not my College Writing II course. I found this course to be not all that helpful for myself. This is partly because I came to UMM with a strong background in writing already. Additionally, I didn't agreee with the professor's philosophy of *Producing papers for a variety of profesors has taught me methods of how to produce what is desired by the professor, but not to forget what is important to me and my own style.*Having a variety of writing assignments, from short, in-class writing to spe eches, to documented research papers (not to mention writing for the University Register)
  53. Education courses. College writing. Variety of English Courses.
  54. Writing papers and writing different kinds of papers
  55. Some writing—not much
  56. Writing lesson plans, research paper, senior seminar
  57. College writing 1 & 2
  58. Reading works by noted/not noted authors. Writing on works and critiquing others
  59. Writing papers of various types
  60. More than college writing, the long research papers(15-20 pages) done for Joel Eisinger in Art History improved my writing ability and taught me about composition
  61. The biological communications courses were very helpful in learning to write scientifically.
  62. Art history
  63. I feel I had good writing skills when I came to college and writing assignments helped me fine tune my skills
  64. This requirement was fulfilled in high school with CIS courses
  65. Writing courses, writing assignments given in various classes, grant letter writing in extracurricular organizations
  66. The intro course helped me with writing in general, but I don’t think the second did because you read books and wrote about them instead of really learning how to write in your discipline
  67. Writing, writing, writing
  68. Historical exercise, education classes, directed study in history, writing for the U register.
  69. Research methods, college writing I
  70. I did my college writing in high school so did not have to take writing at Morris and feel this hurt me. I did however have to write a lot for art history and feel I improved a great deal this past year.
  71. Research papers, writing courses
  72. Taking various classes at UMM (English 1301, 1302, Education classes, and others) The McNair scholars program prepared me for graduate work and what I need to do for researching.
  73. 3000 level advanced composition class, all writing within the management major
  74. Research papers
  75. Presentations, papers, research papers, readings from novels.
  76. Paper requirements, required english classes, ELTAP.
  77. I did not take any English at UMM.
  78. Learning how to write on my own.. not with the classes assigned I mostly read things and incorporated those into my style of writing.
  79. By writing every quarteron a wide range of topics I fulfilled this requirement.
  80. Again, courses which involved a great deal of writing, whether in the form of papers or essay tests. In addition, working for The University Register has been beneficial in this area.
  81. Essay exams. Brainstorming.
  82. College writing II was not effective- I had classes in high school that were tougher. Bio Comm I and II were very good, and the amount of writing in my upper-level bio classes reinforced it.
  83. I took a few classes that required me to write. The biggest activity was my 20 page paper for elementary education.
  84. English 1301 & 1302
  85. Enormous amount of papers that were required by many classes, such as writing and Spanish courses.
  86. All classes involving writing and reading
  87. Do not remember—it was three years ago
  88. College writing 1 and 2. Modern grammar. Several introductory courses in many disciplines(Psychology). Elementary Education courses--extensive practice with multi paragraph papers.
  89. writing essays, papers, paragraphs, reports, scientific research, etc
  90. Writing papers
  91. College writing 1 and 2, writing courses
  92. not so much the comp classes, which by the way did introduce me again to writing and revision styles, but upper division classes prvided the practice to fine tune my writing styles. i was introduced initially to writing formally in high school.
  93. Obviously English 1301 and 1302, as well as the required writing course in our majors.
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  95. writing my biocomm paper
  96. The writting of multiple papers and having a teacher correct them and give advice for improving them.
  97. A lot of papers and constant feedback from professors in all disciplines
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  99. English 1301 and 1302. Advanced Composition. Speech classes. Working for the information desk. Creating speeches.
  100. I only had to take one writing course, since I had been exempted from taking the other. While I didn't actually learn any new skills, the class was very enjoyable, and we examined some interesting literature.
  101. I had a visiting professor for College Writing II and he gave us a lot of freedome to explore many different ways to write a paper.
  102. I had professors that were extremely willing to help out, critique, and improve my writing skills, and excellent courses in creative writing as well. I also participated in a directed study of writing which helped a lot being one-on-one with a profess or
  103. Various writing assignments in different classes,
  104. college writing 2, other classes in and out of my major
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  107. Writing Spanish papers.
  108. The writting of papers for classes and English courses
  109. In English writing II we read a varitey of short stories and commented on them we used outside sources to write a mini research paper. We also read a wonderful book: _The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat_. Then we used the short stories that we had read to refer to this book.
  110. Having to write papaers and getting feedback on them, the opportunity to correct writing
  111. conducting research, organizing the findings into papers, and presenting them in classes
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  113. Writing essays for classes and reading a lot.
  114. Prewriting was important-not just handing in the first draft. It was also important that we had peer evaluators to check over our work.
  115. definitely not college writing!!!! the writing classes in my majors helped more
  116. it is good to pratice writing
  117. I did not take writing courses here.
  118. Taking English 1302, 1501, Psychology 1203, and working on my senior psychology tutorial were the main classes; however, in many of the classes I took, I was required to write papers which helped
  119. Practice with different writing requirements. Honestly I learned more about writing in high school.
  120. I tested out of the college writing classes, but I had many opportunities to write other papers and essays.
  121. The compostition courses gave me more exposure to the basic skills in writing. I was glad I didn't test out based on the ACT scores. College writing was different very than high-school writing.
  122. Taking college writing 1 and 2. Be able to write the essay, turn it in, have the prof write comments, and hand it back to us and then letting us fix things and htem turn it in to be graded. This would make us improve our writing more each time
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  125. The writing class I took did not consist of much writing so I learned more form other classes
  126. How to write legible papers
  127. High school, international baacalaureate diploma
  128. Several of the History requirements such as historical research and directed studies helped meet this requirement. Just about every english class did as well--especially advanced composition.
  129. Taking college writing. Writing papers for art history classes
  130. English courses, writing courses
  131. I took lots of writing classes and will never forget Jeanne Purdy 's teaching of College writing 2--it was wonderful.
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  133. lots of writing and revising
  134. historical research, many other papers written for classes
  135. My English classes developed a beginning for my essay style and various classes afterwards developed it further
  136. The writing classes
  137. Writing a variety of papers especially research papers with proper docume4ntation
  138. I have always been a good writer...just doing it when I was younger helped a lot.
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  140. Education research paper
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  142. I wrote lots of papers as an English/Spanish major
  143. Suggestions/help from professors. Ability to rewrite papers (to correct errors, establish a more refined essay)
  144. Can't remember. I fulfilled this requirement in high school.
  145. Biological communications 1 and 2. All upper division bio courses
  146. College writing to some extent but more importantly upper level discipline courses focused on writing : bio comm, chem literature
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  148. lots of analytical papers
  149. required writing classes, a poetry class, writing course within my major and am in the process of publishing a research paper
  150. Writing numerous papers about subject related in the computer science and mathematics
  151. I did not have to take the introductory courses, but I found that professors generally required you to write a paper for their class.
  152. Different classes that explored many areas of research and goals of writing styles.
  153. I have taken numerous courses that would fulfill the writing requirement both in and out of my major and minor.
  154. writing papers
  155. The college writing courses, the individual writing papers I had in many classes.
  156. The numerous English courses that I have taken.
  157. Very good instruction and experience in writing skills. Writing essays on interesting subjects helped a great deal.
  158. Writing papers for classes. Feedback from professors made writing papers a valuable part of many upper-division classes I have had.
  159. Speech class Senior seminar prep.
  160. actually writing the papers. review of writing with the professor
  161. Working on paper form and grammer, having people proof read my papers and meeting with the teacher to discuss the form of my papers.
  162. The college writing class extended my writing skills and the computer science senior seminar series allowed me to learn and practice my writing skills with material directly related to my major.
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  166. various writing activities-to become a better writer one needs to write-both the english courses and the elementary education courses contained activeies that helped me with this
  167. Education program
  168. 1) Basically every courese I was involved with at UMM required a high proficiency of being able to write effectively.
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  170. I was forced to write, write, write, all the way through mny fourth yr. My very last quarter demanded the most papers of any. But in the process, I not only learned how to express myself on paper, but through the process of writing I often accomplishe d s
  171. Writing courses required Freshman English
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  174. The reading assignments accompanied by various writing assignments, followed by peer critique, enabled me to find a comfortable and acceptable writing style.
  175. I took Freshman English Comp 1302 here to fulfill the requirement, and did not learn any writing skills. My most crucial writing skills were learned in high school.
  176. Wrting argumentative essays was most important. Structure and styles of writing were not neearly stressed enough. Writing about personal experiences was helpful. More writing assignments should focus on the personal interests of the students involved; most writing assignments seemed contrived and forced.
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  178. general writing assignments, essays, summaries
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  181. Writing composition I and II helped me to fill this requirement, plus my biology communications course.
  182. None, I knew this before I came to UMM. Life Experience
  183. i took many classes that focused specifically on writing, i attempted to take classes that did not directly focus on writing but had mafor objectives that focused on writing papers etc etc my professors were of great help to me in this area
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  186. I believe student have a need for better writing skills.


Writing #4

  1. How to research and write a comprehensive paper.
  2. The effectiveness of written communication. As a future educator it is important for me to know the rules of our written language.
  3. That any form of writing can be art.
  4. The additional courses I took also helped me to learn some of the specifics involved in writing for the sciences while leaving me very well prepared to tackle writing for other disciplines as well. I also learned that faculty (especially in the scienc es) are often extremely busy and that, although they make as much time for students as they cam, if I need help, I must be persistent in trying to obtain it.
  5. Learning to be organized and prepared, learning to communicate well with others.
  6. How to become a better writer overall.
  7. How to read difficult scientific papers, how to research a topic, how to find the info I need (on the Web, through various searches of library materials, in textbooks, etc.
  8. How to organize thoughts and get them on paper for others to understand.
  9. How to write a well rounded paper. Better ways to express my ideas.
  10. Writing for the profs
  11. Different, mature ways of getting my point across, standards by which certain declarations should follow.
  12. How to write a successful paper
  13. I learned how to express my views or make my point in a way that is easily understandable to others.
  14. No matter how intelligent the terminology the paper needs to flow.
  15. One of the most important things in writing is to be PRECISE and to be parsimonious.
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  17. The most important thing learned from this objective was that if I think a paper is good, take it to a faculty member, they can always find something that can be improved.
  18. It is important to find you own writing style and voice. A good way to go about editing and proof reading is to have someone you trust read over your work and give suggestions. Accepting constructive criticism is important to anyone who wishes to impr ove her writing.
  19. I learned how to express myself clearly and concisely through writing.
  20. How to write well and communicate ideas.
  21. I learned how to meet writing deadlines, and how to organize my thoughts before I start writing up a lab report or paper.
  22. Eng 1302 was good. It got me to look at how to keep my writing simple and concise. I also learned how to structure my papers so they flowed in a manner that made sense. Activities- writing the papers and lab reports for 4 years.
  23. College writing was a lot more different than high school writing. The expectations were more.
  24. It is hard to continue to develop a style of writing that fits you personally because each professor is looking for different characteristics.
  25. improved grammar, spelling and confidence
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  27. I learned that I can write and use words ver effectively. Sometimes I can think better on paper than with words.
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  30. How to express intelligently my thoughts and point of view. I also gained in depth understanding about the topic areas that I researched.
  31. I learned how to write papers that are well organized, well supported, etc. I also learned the rules about MLA citation.
  32. Writing is an individualized process. Taking risks in writing often pays off. Writing is an important form of expression.
  33. How to construct a valid argument. Paper forms.
  34. How to write a thesis statement. And how to organize a paper to be most effective. I also learned how to use words to describe an event in the most accurate way.
  35. I learned some of the major grammer needed to write a decent paper.
  36. Important things I learned were the ways the professional world wants you to write in order to be published.
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  38. I became a better writer in many different aspects
  39. How to write good paragraphs and it improved my overall writing skills.
  40. I learned how to write analytically, I learned different styles/methods of writing, I read a wide variety of writers and learned how they wrote and how I can use their styles to aid my own writing.
  41. I had a really hard time writing papers when I came to UMM. After all the practice, I am more confident now.
  42. How to write exceptional reports and papers.
  43. How to better organize papers and how to narrow subjects down and expand on them.
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  45. I feel comfortable when I am in a situation that requires me to write a professional sounding report/piece
  46. Writing is a process. Gradual, incremental, and often takes down-time to reflect and reveal. Students come with a variety of vocabulary and articulatable skills, some come with psychological bundles that are not apparent in the task of writing. I have learned that writers, of the variety of sorts, are necessary scribes in society. And it takes TIME to learn the process. Most students fall behind because of some type of writing assignment. Not necessarily procrastination but ability.
  47. I am competent in writing research papers, scientific journal articles, and even poetry. I have learned how to write things in order to compete in the professional world and to write for enjoyment.
  48. I learned how to express my thoughts in a logical manner.
  49. I don't think I developed my writing skills to any extreme. I think I came here with fairly good writing skills, and two quarters of writing just seemed to refresh my memory.
  50. As I noted above, CONFIDENCE. This was the best thing I learned. I had some trouble with the transition from high school standards to the more formulated tyoe of writing expected in college, but Judy was cool and allowed me to explore my ability.
  51. How to use standard English and develop my writing and organizational skills.
  52. *because of the variety of writing assignments, I feel that I can be a successful writer in a variety of ways.
  53. I have a more concise writing process. I can review my work and improve upon it better than before.
  54. How to use writing as a tool
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  56. How to write effectively
  57. Paragraphing
  58. Everyone has their own unique style—none are better than the other.
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  60. How to research, how to professionally present my thoughts in a paper/essay format.
  61. How to write in a scientific format
  62. The realization that I was not meant to be a writer! But I did gain skills to better express myself and education in a written manner.
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  65. The process of doing a formal research paper, how to go about it, where to get the resources, the proper format
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  68. A better understanding of writing in an intelligent manner.
  69. How to put together a great paper.
  70. I’ve learned how to write and communicate about art—my own art, other artists and other periods
  71. How to write long papers, how to organize, how to research for papers
  72. I learned the styles of writing in basics. Research, professional, essays, etc.
  73. Learning that I had the ability to write well after being out of high school over 25 years
  74. Oral presentations, speeches
  75. The classes didn't really apply to my area of study, or, at least, they didn't cater to the aspects of science, in terms of how to write papers. It did, however, aid in my writing skills, and I felt I learned a sufficient amount.
  76. I learned the importance of writing and how it truly influence how people may interpret your level of intelligence.
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  79. Writing is a very difficlut thing intellectually and emotionally. Also, writing skills can quickly erode if they are not used regularly.
  80. How to clearly present and effectively communicate ideas or arguments in writing.
  81. Critical analysis of my writing.
  82. Different disciplines have different writing styles for different objectives.
  83. That writing is an essential form of expression, how to communicate effectively, and how to teach children to write well.
  84. How to write with color and effectively. Also that there are different styles of writing for various occupations and occassions.
  85. Plan carefully the essay and develop it with support from other sources
  86. Interpersonal communication
  87. English professors here are all different in what they expect
  88. To become a sensitive and intellectual writer. Well understood, supported, and accurate.
  89. how to do it correctly and effectively reach my audience
  90. How to write papers
  91. Proper grammar
  92. Nothing new, but review was important
  93. Not much, I did not learn how to write a special way. I write just like I did in high school.
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  95. being orgainized is very important!
  96. How to write a proper paper for different purposes in life.
  97. THat different styles are required for various audiences
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  99. I learned that these skills are necessary in order to function properly in the "real world". My communication skills have taken me very far.
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  102. I developed a voice of my own in my writing, as well as learned to experiment with various writing styles. I met excellent faculty with good advice as to how to use my skills and seek out publishing.
  103. The most important thins that I learned from this was how to communicate my thoughts and points through writing.
  104. how to better express my ideas in words, better writing skills
  105. Researching and how to research using the library. The writing room was also very helpful.
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  107. Research skills, good grammar, spelling, etc., especially in Spanish.
  108. The most important thing I've learned is how to better write scientifically which is very important in a science based major
  109. I learned how to write a research paper and I also learned how to find important items in the lit. that I read.
  110. Learning to write more professional papers
  111. the correct methods for citing sources, how to write essays and research papers comparable to those printed in scholarly journals
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  113. That I write best at the very very last minute. (It has a lot to do with my writing not getting bogged down with excess descriptive nonsense)
  114. I learned to like to write. I used to veiw it as a chore, but now I see it as all part of the game.
  115. subject matter
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  117. I did not take writing courses here.
  118. How to write more consisely and intelligently. **I do feel that an English grammer class should be a requirement because I feel it would be useful - it is very easy to forget those little details that we learned in high school!
  119. How to meet the requirements.
  120. Better sentence structure, fewer superfluous words and thoughts included in my papers
  121. I learned that you have to know about your audience, the time in which the work you are analyzing was written, and that often times superfluous language runs second place to a clear, to the point, statement.
  122. HOw to write better and how to write for various occasions
  123. Writing publishable research articles
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  125. I learned how to make my writing more effective
  126. How to write legible papers
  127. In college most people are expected to know how to write and therefore aren't taught. Most people can't and therefore don't learn. This college--every college-- should have a writing requirement ( I mean a real writing requirement)
  128. How to prepare a good essay in timely fashion
  129. How to document sources and how to use footnotes
  130. To be a stronger writer than I already was.
  131. I learned to be concise and to organize my thoughts clearly
  132. Didn't quite meet the objective
  133. The importance of multiple drafts and revisions
  134. Writing well takes a lot of work. Rewriting is of utmost importance
  135. I learned to write
  136. In business its important to keep the writing clear and concise
  137. APA format
  138. Practice makes better
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  140. Observation skills, Hypothesizing and drawing conclusions
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  142. I learned how to convey my thoughts in an organized fashion on paper
  143. How to clearly express myself. How to edit/re-write papers
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  145. Lab report write ups, research papers
  146. The scientific approach to writing
  147. By having a 400 level class in the management major I better learned to write for the business world
  148. I've always been a good writer
  149. It taught me how to take the skills from various writing classes and apply them to other classes
  150. The ability to write scientifically
  151. I learned how to write a scientific research paper, and how to write different types of papers.
  152. The importance in the varity of writing styles and the background that they come from.
  153. The ability and confidence to write (both reflective and research)papers with the correct formats. The belief in my own ability to write quality papers.
  154. know your intended audience
  155. Knowing the objectives and format of your paper before you begin.
  156. The ability to analyze and properly communicate my feelings on particular matters.
  157. Good experience in writing essays. Despite the fact that science uses a different style of writing, the course helped quite a bit in formulating ideas and putting them in writing
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  160. how to format an essay properly
  161. How to be a decent writer and how to sound intelligent on paper.
  162. I learned how to effectively communicate my ideas in writing.
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  166. A better understanding of the writing process-better grammer skills-ability to use a variety of writing styles
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  168. 1) How to expand my level of writing ability for various subjects & academic disciplines.
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  170. Probably the "real world" has taught me more than college has, that written communication skills are one of the most valuable skills a person can poseess.
  171. persusive writing citations organized writing efficient writing
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  174. I learned that there are several different writing styles and that a certain writing style may be acceptable to one professor, but not to another. This means flexiblity is important or the grade reflects inflexibility.
  175. Nothing was learned in this class.
  176. Argumentative writing and the written communication of logical ideas were the most important activities. Writing should be stressed more within the discipline of the major.
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  178. How to be consise and clear
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  181. I learned how to present information in a more concise and clear way.
  182. I am done with the survey (having come back up to the top) and just wanted to say that UMM provides a barely adequate education in most of its divisions. Assuming that UMM students a bright, capable people and then giving them an mediocre education is deplorable. The only thing worse at UMM is the constant self-praise bestowed on the campus. UMM is better than other regional public schools but is by no means on the level of quality private schools in the nation. Although we shouldn't forget that some private schools say that UMM provides a quality education, as they out perform UMM on almost every level.
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Computing #3

  1. CSCI 1201
  2. Computer Science, technology day at UMM
  3. The different areas that made you communicate with other areas.
  4. The assignments in CSCI 1100 helped introduce me to the different computer programs. Otherwise, most of what I've learned on my own or through classes (such as Bio comm)
  5. Simulated projects in accounting, econometrics, management science
  6. Use of e-mail, pop mail, newsgroups, etc.
  7. Use of computers in labs to collect and analyze data, as well as using computers for research of available literature.
  8. Statistics courses, computer science classes, personal web page design.
  9. Internships
  10. CSCI 1100 & Tech day -El Ed
  11. Figuring out the word processor to write those many papers. Also, utilizing net-research, both for assignments and leisure.
  12. Different programming excercises
  13. CSCI 1200 assignments and lectures
  14. Curiosity and exploration.
  15. I became most acquainted with computers via word processing programs. My CSCI class was very elementary and I didn’t it taught me a whole lot about how to make productive use of computers. It’s not important for me to know much more than e-m ail, word processing, and internet searching and those skills can be learned without taking a class.
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  17. The activities that helped achieve this objective are the use of computers and programs for many geological models, and the use of computers in Mathematics.
  18. Having access to Netscape, NCSA Telnet, and all the software programs that are available here at UMM has been a blessing. I have enjoyed assignments requiring me to "surf the net" in order to complete research. For El Ed classes, I have needed to sear ch for educational pages on the web. Learning word processing(on Microsoft word and works), data entry on Excel, and using other software programs have made me aware of what computers have to offer. Having worked at the Registrar’s Office for the pas t four years, I have seen the growth of Self Registration. In fact, I was the first person to self register via Student Access System last year. Now look how far it has come on the web. What wonderful opportunities I have had here at UMM.
  19. CSCI 1100 helped me to understand the basics, but doing research and writing papers helped me a lot more.
  20. Of course the class helped in a variety of ways, but for myself, my own time spent on computers has taught me the most.I don't feel the class had enough hands on experience. Only computer programmers need to know languages and such.
  21. Writing basic programs on the computer
  22. Writing lab reports and being the retail coordinator at the Information Center. Being the retail coord., I taught myself to use Excel. I didn't learn very much in Csci 1100.
  23. The basics of computers.
  24. Assignments that you had to do on the computer, and good written directions on how to do it.
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  27. I took CSci 1200 but I do not believe it taught me anything I didn't already know. Most of my computer skills I have aquired in my own time.
  28. Hand's on activities
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  30. Writing papers made computers necessary. I have enjoyed the opportunity to use the internet for research.
  31. Activities that required me to use computer programs that I had not used before, reading about computers in the textbook, doing a group research project and presentation on the role of computers in a particular field.
  32. I waited until this quarter to take CSCI 1100, and am so far disappointed in the material covered in the course. So far I've only learned how to code numbers, and have not learned anything about how to make "productive use" of the computer. The class within my majors have often required me to use computers, and I feel that through my own experimentation and exploration, I've learned how to use computers to my benefit.
  33. Most of what I learned was through trial and error in the process of attempting to complete papers/assignments.
  34. We had to form a web page in order to fulfill a requirement. This was very important in understanding of the importance of computers in todays business world. I later used this skill to fulfill a project requirement for a class within my major. I also
  35. We worked on the computers and handed assignments in that we did on the computer. We did some in-class computer work, but there were not enough computers that the whole class could work on.
  36. Bio Comm I helped me to learn how to search for scientific information. But most of my learning was on my own. CSci1200 was NOT necessary and a WASTE of my time, especially because I went to a very technically orientated middle school
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  38. I feel that I have done most of my learning on my own. Computer Science 1200 did nothing to help me with this area. I hope 1201 is better now.
  39. Had to write opinion papers about issues dealing with computers. Had to draw a house plan on the computer.
  40. Receiving an email address at the beginning of my time here was beneficial, as well as the class where we learned how to use email. The computing course I took was of little help, it as I learned more from my high school computing class. Learning how to edit web pages for work was very helpful, and this was learned through UMM, though not through a course. Certain classes required me to use the computer and this helped improve my skills but the most beneficial thing for me has just been to explore/pla y around with computers on my own to discover what's available as far as resources/programs are concerned.
  41. Very Important (the little button wouldn't stay lit up) Getting to know e-mail and the internet was extremely helpful in many projects and assignments that I've completed
  42. I used a computer for just about every one of my classes, from statistics, to economics and management
  43. Being a computer science major and taking numerous csci classes.
  44. Computers are a very important factor in my life. I have learned a great deal about computers while here atUMM, however most was not in the classroom. Most was through my own tinkering trying to figure this and that out for a certain class that had to
  45. CSci 1100
  46. Not the current CSci requirement, that's for sure. This class was not based on necessary skills for the majority of students outside the major. What we will have to learn is the search capability of the Internet, the basis functions of the unit, sprea dsheets, presentation tools, and graphic illustrations. All based around contemporary language. Many will not be programming, although some repair needs should be helpful. Ask the post-entry level students, as an exit survey what they learned that will be applicable to them. Most may say they learned most of the valuable skills not from this class but by being forced research from other courses, or on their own.
  47. I learned how to design my own web page and use email and Web browsers to obtain research information.
  48. Being requiered to take a class in computers is good because I know that I wouldn't have taken a computer class. The class that I took gave me basic knowledge, but I fear that it may not be enough to prepare me for the world.
  49. I took this class at a different university, and I found it interesting, but not necessarily important.
  50. Basics, programming, data processing, etc.
  51. Various assignments that I had to complete in my CSci 1100 class.
  52. *My theatre courses in Computer Assisted Design, Scenic Design, and Stage Costuming prepared me much more for the "real world" than my C1 introductory CSci course.
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  54. Learning how to use the internet to my best advantage
  55. Nothing, history of computers—so what that doesn’t make a computer friendly
  56. Internet, technology advancements
  57. I took computer science but it did not enable me because it emphasized on the history of computers.
  58. E-mail, internet assignments, word processing, creating a web page
  59. In class demonstrations, useful assignments
  60. No classes taught me this---jut own private experience
  61. Courses given by McPhee (CSCI 1200)
  62. Intro to computers—general computer use (e-mail, net searching), art computer activities
  63. I don’t feel I learned a lot from this requirement
  64. Assignments, readings, group work.
  65. Intro to computers in our society course, use of e-mail and internet, teacher’s required use of computers for assignments
  66. Unfortunately their aren’t classes that are specific in computer programs related to your field of work.
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  68. E-mail, internet, library stuff.
  69. CSCI 1100, roomie was major
  70. I took computer science, digital imaging, and worked as a graphic artist (using the computer).
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  72. Classes at UMM –all classes require you to get on the computer now, you almost can’t even escape them. Intro to computers, data processing.
  73. I feel I am still learning. I feel I still have a lot to learn
  74. Worked to develop computer programs
  75. Algorithms, history of computers.
  76. I don't think that I have learned much more than what I already knew before coming here. I think that the Introductory CSci class should be re-evaluated because I don't think you come out of there with as much as you could. I was disappointed with tha t class. Also, I think it is important that we learn a lot about technology, since that is what the future is based knowledge. I also think it would be better if when in a computer class, you actually would have a computer there to work on a nd learn from.
  77. It wasn't the Computer requirement, it was all the classes in my Computer Science minor.
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  79. Computer Science courses taken early in my collegiate career familiarized me with basic computing systems.
  80. Courses at UMM had very little to do with this achievement. The required CSci course was basically an introduction to programming, not an interst of mine. Other computer-intesive courses, Econometrics and other Stats classes especially, did provide a useful learning base for this type of activity.
  81. Using Turing machines on the Computer simulator. Making my own web page and thereby learning HTML codes.
  82. Csci 1200 was not effective. Cell biology was more effective, but still not great. I would have appreciated an actual class teaching the email and the web/internet tricks, much as I hear Csci 1100 is doing now.
  83. My practicums for elementary education gave me a chance to investigate the computer technology used in the classroom.
  84. Comp 1100
  85. The labs were helpful. Assignment with computer softwares allowed me to get an idea of computers.
  86. Just having the experience of using them, having access to figure them out.
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  88. Computer Science introductory courses. Classes requiring typed papers and graphic displays made on computers.
  89. using different programs
  90. Working with computers
  91. Computer science requirement
  92. most of the learning I did on my own.
  93. I took CSci courses to better myself, but they did not help much. If I learned anything I taught myself.
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  95. trying to write programs! Lots of typing papers
  96. I have taken all teh CS courses so I have learned this through out the 4 years
  97. Hands on work and labs especially for accounting and econometrics
  98. Most of my computer knowledge is from use of the computers on campus. Since the only computer class I took was 4 years ago, what I learned in there is just basics and mostly out dated.
  99. Again working at the information desk. You are required to use the computers a lot. E-mail was very useful. Applying myself in other situations like internships.
  100. The only formal course I took was the intro to computing course. However, I learned some interesting skills there, and also further developed my interest in computers.
  101. Nicke McPhee gave us the opportunity to work on one large program that he gave to us in pieces rather than working on trivial easy boring small programs. He didn't insult our intelligence.
  102. I had a computer science course, which was somewhat helpful, but I will most likely never use what I learned (computer programming, etc.). I did learn some basic computer skills that will be useful, however. Much of the learning was done by myself.
  103. The way that I learned about computers was through using them for classes.
  104. csci 1100, other classes, working on www, e-mail and writing papers on my own
  105. The introduction to the computing world should not assume that new students have computing experience. More emphasis should be placed on hands on experience. It would also be helpful to have the classroom where computers are available to the students.
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  107. Research on my own more than any class-exploring the internet, doing research through the computers, and email.
  108. Taking the Computer Science 1200 and simple use of the computer
  109. I was taught about programs that I wasn't familiar with-- e-mail and the internet were some of them
  110. Using the computer IN MY FIELD but I learned NOTHING from the CSCI requirement
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  113. Took a computer science course, didn't like it. I know how to use computers for word processing and how to use the internet, but that's it.
  114. Algorithms were cool.
  115. none, I learn by trying out new things...or when you have to use a software package for a class, you just learn it, we absorb it.
  116. what I learned in intro to computer science does not seem applicable to how I use computers now.
  117. Designing my own web page was a Real learning experience. Also, the exposure to computer programing really heightened my respect for computer science professionals.
  118. Fulfilling my C1 requirement and personal use.**It is very difficult to meet this goal since many of the computers on campus are outdated (they have become much better!) Many times the computers will be broken and it is very difficult to get assistanc e from Computing Services. I understand it is difficult to help everyone, but this is an area that could be improved.
  119. Computer science activites.
  120. Critical thinking about how computers shape our lives, use of the world wide web
  121. Csci 1201 and the overexposure to word processing, email, and other computer software filled this area.
  122. Having homework to do on the computer, however since computers are becoming such a big part of society I feel that maybe there should be more than one course that is required. I know I would have benefitted from it, since I didn't have any time to tak e another one on my own
  123. Intro to computer science, friends, trial and error
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  125. I learned more about how to work computers through interacting with students and faculty
  126. Understanding of computers
  127. Computer science gave a basis, some classes give a scant mount of practical application
  128. Writing papers for all of my classes familiarized me with word processing. Taking advantage of the free net acces and e-mail also helped. My computing course was also instructive.
  129. Taking digital imaging , computer science 1100 did not enable me to achieve this requirement
  130. Using computers to write papers or use e-mail, looking for research on the net
  131. All I learned about computers was learned playing around until I did it right
  132. My computer class (1100) didn't help me at all. My digital imaging class helped me a little
  133. All of our labs were great. Mr Lopez was great. very willing to help, he was challenging
  134. Use of computers for writing papers. Individual assignment s using different aspects of computers
  135. Computer classes, writing papers, statistics, videogames, e-mail account
  136. Computer class and other classes that had projects that needed to be completed on a computer
  137. Basic knowledge of computers and how they wotk
  138. Doing Finale(music program) and spending time with a lot of people who are interested in that sort of thing
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  140. My computer science courses
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  142. worked with computers for class projects and class discussion
  143. use of computers in a number of areas of discipline, demonstrations
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  145. C sci 1100 and 1200
  146. General use of computers for coursework
  147. computer applications in various business classes
  148. my addiction to email and the internet
  149. took a lot of computer courses to get my major in csci
  150. Since this is the big influence in my major and soon to be career there have been many opportunity for me to fulfill this requirement. From programming for the Software Design Class to the theory classes it has helped me to realize the importance of c omputers and how they are unique to our society. They have and will continue to be important to everyone in all majors at the UMM.
  151. CS1100 and going to the computer center
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  153. I took more than the required computing courses in order to expose myself to the many uses of computers today.
  154. using computers outside the classroom. Computing classes seemed to have little impact on this requirement, instead, I gained much more from using computers my working and home environments.
  155. My computer science classes...although they were tough..helped me become more comfortable with computers and become more of an analytical thinker.
  156. Class assignments on computer projects, learning how to use the internet and e-mail.
  157. Primarily previous experience and independent work. I didn't think the course I took for this requirement (CSci 1200) did a very good job in giving us productive computer skills. Students should be given more in the way of assignment using practical s kills rather than programming.
  158. This is not in regards to the question asked. I feel that many majors on this campus could use an increased level in computing classes and equipment available to them. I have realized this especially in geology. Our upper-division classes should utili ze modern technology. It is a science!
  159. classes and on-campus job
  160. writing computer programs
  161. Having to take a computer class and having to deal with computers in more ways as the years went on.
  162. 1. Computer Science course-work 2. Campus Jobs (computing services, MAP, UROP) 3. Internship 4. Personal initiative on my own time
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  164. labs
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  166. any hands on activities
  167. Computer Science (summer) But mostly just using it for classes (especially education)
  168. 1) Basically self-taught
  169. The computers in the Library
  170. Taking a required computer course. Constantly using computers.
  171. Computer course required - I was unhappy with the fact that the course was not taught in a "hands on" computer lab - I do not feel that I learned to use a computer efficiently. If tech schools and community ed. courses have hands on training why doesn 't UMM?
  172. I do not feel that the CSci program aquaints students with computers, they teach us how to program in an obsolete programing language
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  174. Creating a web page showed me the wonderful world of html and various other assingment using different programs throughout the disciplines showed me that computers are very important for everyday life. Also the lack of adequate computer facilities and equipment showed me how frustrating life can be without computers. So many of the assignments of my courses depended on computer availability, which was often inaccessible due to lack of funtioning computers or just serious shortages due to high student demand. If this campus wanted to achieve this goal, then it excelled with flying colors.
  175. The C.SCI course I took to meet the requirement was a complete waste of time. Learning the wiring of a computer is not going to help me in the long run at all. Everything I would have liked to learn about computers I had to learn on my own.
  176. More than I care to list here.
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  178. How to create a web page. General internet information
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  181. Computer Science 1200.
  182. None, I knew this before I came to UMM. Life Experience.
  183. e-mail and my personal initiative
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  186. The hands on labs with the instructures giedence was the most helpfull.

Computing #4

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  2. Technology is here and I have to get with it. Technology is also beneficial in elementary classrooms- they do so much on the internet and I have to keep up!
  3. How to be computer literate and relate in this computerized society.
  4. General knowledge of how computers work and different programs that are available. I think that Csci 1100 could include much more information.
  5. Basic knowledge of computers
  6. How to effectively use e-mail…that is about all!
  7. How to utilize computers for scientific purposes. How to use computers to make research tasks quicker and easier.
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  9. How to create web pages and run a computer accounting system
  10. Various resources available to use in the classroom.
  11. How to navigate the web, and that the web is a vast, important source of information just waiting to be tapped.
  12. Technologies impact on society, however, I don’t feel that I really learned any computer-related skills I will be able to use in the future.
  13. How computers work and that they are not mystical but simple in many ways.
  14. Ask questions
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  17. Things learned from this objective are that computers can generally solve a problem faster, easier, and with more accuracy than most humans. Use a computer if you can.
  18. By taking opportunities to search the internet, my network of research and educational materials has grown vastly. Just think of all the incredible activities I will include in my future classrooms!
  19. How to use all basic computer programs, how to research, how to use the web and I learned the basic functions of computers, so I can use them more easily now.
  20. How to use a computer's diverse capabilities.
  21. I got a better idea of how computer programming and algorithms work.
  22. Computers make your work look nice, but they are more work than youcould ever anticipate and are usually a waste of time. I prefer to do most work by hand. I think people become too dependent on them, however, our lives now revolve around them. It's t oo late to go back now.
  23. I was introduced to the verious aspect of computers: writing programs, data processing, graphs, etc., all at an introductionary level - just what I needed.
  24. There are not enough computers on this campus that you can rely on so you must schedule your time wisely. Another thing is that I think that the basic computer class is a little too basic and the advanced class and much too advanced - there needs to b e a happy medium.
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  27. None
  28. to speak up and say that I'm lost!!
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  30. I learned not to detest computers.
  31. I learned how to use various computer programs, I learned about the roles that computers play in particular fields and in our society as a whole. I also learned some basic information about computers.
  32. That technology is growing, and keeping up with it will be vital in any career.
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  34. I learned how to create a web page, use the internet, interact more efficiently with e-mail and the future computers will have in the world.
  35. I just had some more experience with computers.
  36. How to use the library's computers to find what you want.
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  39. Learned binary numbers.
  40. being competent with computers is NECESSARY for my job market, and I have learned many programs and things that will help me. Improving my keyboarding skills has been one of the most beneficial things. I also learned that I should NOT have to pay 35 d ollars for a computing fee AND pay for papers to be laser printed.
  41. Computers are not just for playing games on.
  42. I developed great typing skills and feel very comfortable using a computer in everyday life.
  43. A much better understanding of the computing world and the things associated with it.
  44. Well in csci 1200 I learned a completely new style of thinking. I was taught to not use what I have known in the past to influence what I percieve the problem to be. This should me great insight skills.
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  46. I learned more about Csci outside the class than inside
  47. I know how valuable computers will be in the future and the present. I learned basic computing skills for the 21st century.
  48. I gained a familiarity with computers and their history.
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  50. I learned that no matter how much I hated computers, I would have to understand them and be able to use them
  51. I learned a lot of things about computers that I didn't know before I came to this school.
  52. *I've gotten some skills in computer drafting and designing *I know that I need to learn more
  53. It would have been nice to have a CSCI class for using the classroom computer. Ideas for using the computer and internet in the classroom.
  54. I learned a huge dislike for the computer science field. The professor I had (Janet Goslett) must have thought that was our only class. Way too much work involved.
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  56. Technology days, access to internet and cd roms
  57. I learned from other students. I also learned how to do statistics on computer.
  58. Technology requires patience
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  60. Computer Science programming was a waste of my time
  61. A more theoretical approach to computing
  62. First real introduction to daily use and benefits of using computer to enhance my education
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  64. Knowledge of multiple computer systems and programs, history
  65. Basic word-processing skills, familiarity with common programs like Microsoft word, Excel, simple database, using computers to access info.
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  68. Not much, I self taught myself in the things I needed to do .
  69. E-mail, web making, communication.
  70. The place computers have in the art world and what that means for me as a young artist. And, how to work various software.
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  72. That computers are steadily growing in America and in order to survive you will have to learn something about them because the more the more you know, the better.
  73. It would have been much easier if I were younger and had mor etime to devote to practicing what I have learned
  74. Learned enough basic computing skills to help eith completion of work in other classes
  75. I learned a little more on how to solve problems by computer. I also learned how the computer works through algorithms. I was not pleased, however, that they didn't touch on the internet.
  76. I didn't learn much of anything really.
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  79. Computers are such a rapid;y developing field that much of what I learned as a freshman is obsolete today.
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  81. Home to design a Web page and utilize the Internet and some simple computer languages.
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  83. Computers are ever-increasingly important for our lives, and that our younger students know more about them than we ever will.
  84. Computers are everywhere. Take this survey for example!!!!!
  85. Be creative and try until you get it to work.
  86. They are more and more helpful for daily life, but can sometimes be a pain and overwhelming.
  87. Many important things, but it could have dealt more with computing used in a given major
  88. To become proficient on computers as they dominate over our ever changing world.
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  90. How to work with computers
  91. More programming flexibility
  92. I didn't really learn anything new. I wish we could have been exposed to more hands on work on both MACs and PCs. We did everything on MACs and it seems most businesses want to hire someone who can work with windows.
  93. How to use e-mail.
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  95. practive makes perfect. technology isn't perfect yet. Get help when you need it.
  96. How I can take what i have learned in class and apply it to real world situations.
  97. I can use both Macintosh and IBM programs comfortably and am interested in becoming more skilled
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  99. I learned how these skills can take you in so many situations. I more computer literate than I ever was.
  100. One of the most important things I learned in this course was not facts or figures, but I learned something about myself. I learned that my interest in computers was at a layman's level, if you will. To use Dr. Lopez's terminology, I learned that I wa s a "computer user, not a computer programmer." This had an important impact on my major and my career choice. While I am no longer a computer science major, I know of the value and importance of computers, especially in my chosen field of music education .
  101. Problem solving, Algorithyms
  102. basic skills of how to use various systems, the internet,etc.
  103. I feel that it very important for graduates to have a knowledge of computers, since so much of every job is based on computer skills and knowledge.
  104. how to use computers and computer applications like word, excel, e-mail and www, to get a better understanding of the advantages/problems of technology and its ethics
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  107. Not to be afriad to experiment on computers because it's really the only way to figure them out
  108. A better understanding of computers and how to use them
  109. I learned that I didn't need to be afraid to try different thing on the computer. I also leared as I wrote above about e-mail and the internet
  110. The importance of applying computers to related work
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  113. That I will be willing to pay computer science majors large sums of money to fix the problems I don't want to think about.
  114. I learned to write programs.
  115. software programs
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  117. I learned so many things about computers, computing and their role in society. I guess the general exposure was the real gain from the requirement.
  118. A better understanding of how to use computers and what they are capable of doing.
  119. Again, I learned more in hihg school about computers. It was hard to learn programs without having a computer in front of me while the professor was teaching us the features.
  120. How to manipulate technology, not be afraid of it but question it
  121. Csci 1201 and the overexposure to word processing, email, and other computer software filled this area.
  122. How to use the computer to get info from the internet
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  125. Internet, e-mail, excel
  126. Understanding of computers
  127. Professors need to have knowledge, skills, and the budget to implement appropriate and applicable computing programs
  128. Patience with technology
  129. I am learning programs such as photoshop
  130. How o use e-mail, a variety of programs, and dislike computing services
  131. i learned basic computer knowledge
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  133. Patience in the labs-problem solving is time consuming. be persistent and pursue challenges
  134. Computers are an important communicative tool. Computers are ever-changing
  135. I learned how to fiddle around on a computer on my own to do something I wanted to
  136. Blank
  137. how to use Microsoft word 5.0 for typing papers
  138. How much of an asset computers are
  139. Blank
  140. how computers can be a great way to organize as well as communicate with
  141. blank
  142. I learned some basic computer skills but not enough
  143. How to use e-mail, the web, etc. Needed it to type essays, etc for class
  144. Blank
  145. Computer programming languages. Roles of computers in society
  146. use of the internet and various programs and tools
  147. Outside of applications for management and economics, very little. I feel the programming class I took was possibly the most useless class I had here at UMM.
  148. Blank
  149. these classes were very important and taught me many skills about the ins and outs of computers
  150. the struggles and the research aspects of programming--but with the reward of a promising career
  151. I learned many things about the web, internet and email
  152. Blank
  153. I learned the skills I will need to use computers in my teaching career and I also learned how to utilize the information and services now available through computers.
  154. Blank
  155. Becoming an analytical thinker.
  156. The computer industry is constantly evolving, so I must try and keep with the changes as much as possible.
  157. How to use email, the internet, newsgroups, word processors, and other such compuer tools.
  158. Blank
  159. Blank
  160. Blank
  161. How to work a computer to some point.
  162. I wanted to achieve a broad level of experience with many aspects of computing. 1. Problem solving/computer programming 2. Current technologies 2a. WWW Development 2b. Visual C++ 2c. PERL 2d. Java 2e. Computer hardware/networking
  163. Blank
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  166. I became more familiar with the operation of computers and the resources they make available to me
  167. You must have one.
  168. 1) How to just get by in the computing world.
  169. Blank
  170. How to use a computer to maximize my potential as a student. Also you have to have these skills to enter the professional job market, but I knew that before I entered college.
  171. The only thing I know how to do is limited to the bare basics
  172. Blank
  173. Blank
  174. I learned that if I wanted access to a computer, then I would have to sacrifice my preferable time to study (during the evenings) for when computer availability was high...meal times and weekends. This may be harsh, but the computer facilities are my biggest complaint for the campus. The computer science courses that I have taken were very interesting and I believed that I profitted from them as much as I could.
  175. Blank
  176. More than I care to list here. My primary major is computer science, and I feel I have learned an extraordinary amount given the resources of the discipline.
  177. How to create a web page. General internet information
  178. Blank
  179. Blank
  180. Blank
  181. I learned how to write an algorithm, however, most of it did not pertain to my major, at least I didn't think so
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Foreign Language #3

  1. Spanish Courses
  2. I tested out of this requirement so I guess it is not really applicable to me.
  3. I think it's somewhat to our advantage to learn another language. But I'm not sure that it is effective. The majority of universities don't require this.
  4. I came to UMM having had 5 years of Spanish. I took one class here and was moderately helped by the writing and reading activities involved with clss.
  5. Beginning Spanish 3
  6. Speaking in class, language lab, writing activities in class
  7. Speaking, reading, and writing the language in class.
  8. Spanish classes
  9. German class
  10. Spanish, sign language, ELTAP
  11. I received my language training at the Twin Cities campus.
  12. Language labs, class excercises
  13. Nothing really at UMM. Living in a Spanish-speaking household for a summer when I was 16 helped the most (and the 8 years of foreign language I took in high school).
  14. Language lab. Friends who liked the same languages. Anthropology. Researching another culture for a speech.
  15. I only took 1 French class. It was quite hard, and I suppose I knew some French after that, but I don’t remember a whole lot now. Keep on with this requirement though! I wish I had the time and the will power to take more foreign language classes .
  16. Blank
  17. This was achieved due to the language requirement and the fact that if you take a course in any of the languages you end up speaking a lot in class.
  18. Actually, I tested out of my language requirement in Spanish. During my student teaching experience, I was able to use my knowledge of the spanish language in conversation with citizens of Mexico and Mexican Americans as I was in El Paso, TX for ten w eeks.
  19. I tested out of foreign language here.
  20. Taking French as a major. Doing my student teaching in Paris.
  21. I tested out of this.
  22. I took the CLEP exam and was exempt from this requirement. I tried not to answer this question because I can't answer it accurately on a mult. choice survey.
  23. Listening carefully,
  24. I did not take any foreign language classes here on campus
  25. Not related to the question, I would just like to comment on the language requirement. Five years ago in post secondary I was told that I would only need two years of language to meet the requirements of most colleges. At the end of last year my advis or informed me that I still needed a quarter of French to graduate. I petitioned to have this requirement waived, and it was denied. I see absolutly no reason that I should take this additional French class. I have many multicultural experiances under my belt, and I feel that these are adequate.
  26. Blank
  27. I tested out of the langauge requirement
  28. speaking it in class
  29. Blank
  30. I only somewhat met this requirement. I think we should have dorms, or at least floors for different languages like they have at St. Olaf. If you don't use it outsid3e the classroom, languages are not going to stick.
  31. I was not required to take any foreign language courses.
  32. As a Spanish major, the courses I took met the requirement, all of the objectives except for learning about the cultures where the language is spoken. Once the Spanish majors begin the literature courses, focus on culture is greatly reduced. I added m y LAAS major becuase I felt that my Spanish major was greatly lacking emphasis on culture and history. My LAAS major has aided me in meeting this objective.
  33. Frau Borschardt was excellent.
  34. We had to constantly speak in Spanish. And had to give an oral exam in Spanish at the end of each quarter.
  35. I passed my test and did not take any foreign languages.
  36. None - I had this from high school.
  37. Blank
  38. FRench 2 and 3
  39. Worksheets and assignments in the foreign language. Oral exams at the end of the quarter. Saw films on the culture of the foreign country.
  40. I tested out of the language requirement.
  41. A spanish class that was conducted in Spanish
  42. Taking French I, II, and III
  43. Taking a couple of beginning spanish courses.
  44. I have not taken this as of yet in a college setting, I am taking the accelerated class this summer after graduation.
  45. Begining German I through III
  46. Engaging the curriculm and side-issues related to language, countries, societies, and hearing the people that are from the country, encouraged me to pursue a visit to the country. This will enhance me personally, inturn will enrich those I influence i n the work environment, friends, and children. I appreciate this country at the same time view it with a new lense because of seeing it from an outside perspective.
  47. I learned Spanish in high school well enough to pass out of the foreign language requirement.
  48. I passes out of two quarters and only took one quarter of Spanish here. I did well in the class, but the knowledge, once gained, is quickly lost. I wish that I would have retained more of my knowledge of the Spanish language.
  49. None
  50. Speaking and reading exercises, especially in the first course. My professor made up games for us, and this helped keep our attention. It was fun, and this made us want to learn.
  51. I took French for a year and that open my eyes to a culture outside of my own.
  52. I tested out of the foreign language requirement when I registered, but I thouht the test was much too easy (I relied more on logic than my knowledge of the French language), so I took a quarter of intermediate French.
  53. Spanish, Latin
  54. Speaking in class
  55. Blank
  56. Group activities
  57. Taking 3 quarters of French
  58. Speaking, writing and listening to the language in class
  59. Blank
  60. One year of intro to Spanish
  61. I tested out of this requirement at UMM
  62. Blank
  63. Reading Spanish Lit, writing assignments
  64. My classes as a German major (lit, speaking, writing, etc.)
  65. Learning English as a second language, studying French for 5 years in high school, studying beginning Spanish in Venzuala (college)
  66. I had good French professors who were very knowledgeable on the subject
  67. Blank
  68. Beginning Spanish 1 to 3
  69. Spanish 1 to 3
  70. I did not take any foreign languages
  71. Active speaking in class, not too much emphasis on ????????? stuff.
  72. Classes at UMM and being in the UMM community.
  73. Blank
  74. Had intensive summer term of Spanish
  75. Learned spanish-speaking skills, orally, and on paper.
  76. Blank
  77. I learned to multiple-guess my way though an entrance exam. The only thing I can say in French is "I like green beans and classical music."
  78. Blank
  79. I did this in high school. Fortunately much of it has stayed with me. I took no foreign language courses here.
  80. High school Spanish courses allowed me to test out of the language requirement. Further study at the intermediate and advanced levels were enjoyable, but ended up getting in the way of GERs, so my inteded minor had to be dropped.
  81. Having the professor speaking in Spanish throughout the class.
  82. Three years of High School German.
  83. The biggest learning activity was studying in Italy for a summer. It placed me in a situation where I had to use my knowledge.
  84. Spanish 1100 series
  85. Spanish courses with many discussion sessions
  86. Classes where the prof spoke only language studied—never would have happened in high school.
  87. None, It goes way beyond the basic. The definition given says basic!! Two quarters is more than sufficient to provide basic skills
  88. German 2 and 3
  89. i actually took the CLEP to get out of this requirement
  90. Class
  91. Spanish 1 and 2
  92. Didn't take intro courses
  93. I clepped out of a language
  94. Blank
  95. lots of forgein discussion on class
  96. Going to class everyday for an entire year
  97. Small group conversations and a variety of learning styles from strict grammar courses to the study of poetry.
  98. Spanish 1,2,3
  99. We played games in class and interacted with each other in dialogue situations. Read interesting things in Spanish and we also wrote stories in spanish.
  100. German I, II, III
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  102. i took my foreign language courses in high school, and tested out of them, was wasn't required to take any at UMM.
  103. I tested out when I started here....
  104. none, I tested out of german. I feel that the testing process was a joke. I do not think that I had the skills to justify being exempt from this requirement. Right now foreign language is not one of my skills. but on the bright side-I was able to grad uate w/ more electives instead of having to fill this requirement.
  105. Completed the foreign language requirement prior to attending UMM.
  106. Blank
  107. My Spanish classes as well as travelling abroad for 1 semester to Mexico.
  108. I took Beginning Spanish
  109. I tested out of the forign lang. requirement
  110. Getting a french minor allowed me to continue on in french and continue learning about culture
  111. Active participation in classes
  112. Blank
  113. I passed out of the foreign language requirment. Glad not to have to take the classes, but will pursue the language later.
  114. I tested high enough in the placement exams.
  115. high school spanish teacher
  116. beginning spanish three was a good review of the spanish that I had previously learned in high school
  117. I have not yet met this requirement, but I feel that I will learn a significant amount of material and meet the goals of the foreign language requirement. In general, I wish that there was a public speaking requirement, rather than the foreign languag e. I do believe that the foreign language is important, but public speaking is more practical.
  118. Two years of Spanish classes and a summer study abroadprogram in Toledo, Spain.
  119. class discussion, reading literature
  120. I tested out of the language requirement, but took beginning Spanish I
  121. I somehow tested out of the language requirement.
  122. Being able to practice sign language in class to better understand it
  123. Writing papers in Spanish, reading short stories in Spanish, and practicing conversations
  124. Blank
  125. Each country has its own unique way of communicating the same messages
  126. Repetition
  127. I hardly achieved it
  128. The entire Spanish courses that I took I had to take. Every day practice in class was very valuable
  129. Taking beginning Spanish
  130. Speaking, reading and writing the languge
  131. French classes, study abroad
  132. Speaking to other students in class in the foreign language
  133. All activities that we did. Very basic fundamentals were necessary before escalating up to the more difficult aspects of the language
  134. None
  135. Blank
  136. Dakota language classes in Sisseton South Dakota
  137. Oral conferences with professor
  138. Spanish classes
  139. Blank
  140. Spanish classes at UMM
  141. Blank
  142. reading books in Spanish, speaking and writing activities in Spanish
  143. Group work, class exercises
  144. None
  145. Passes out of the foreign language
  146. I was exempted from this prior to attending UMM
  147. Blank
  148. I passed out of my foregn language requirement
  149. i took sign language for 2 years
  150. I took the Sign Language Courses (2 yrs) to me these were instructive
  151. I took advanced Spanish Courses
  152. Tested out of having to take a language course at the college.
  153. I chose to take Intermediate French I, Beginning Sign Language, and Intermediate Sign Language to further my own understanding of other languages and cultures.
  154. first year language classes
  155. Spanish and anthropology of Latin America.
  156. Taking three courses in Spanish enable me to have a basic understanding of the language.
  157. High school experience. I tested out of the requirement.
  158. Blank
  159. Blank
  160. I completed the objective through the AP exam
  161. Group work in the class making us apply the knowledge we obtained.
  162. Tested out of this requirement
  163. Blank
  164. lab
  165. high school spanish for three years, I didn't have to take any spanish here at Morris
  166. I tested out of Spanish so I didn't take a foreign language However, I did take one year of sign language. I created projects for this and learned much about deaf people and their language. I also had the opportunity to interact with some deaf people.
  167. Spanish class
  168. 1) Tested out of Beginning Spanish III my Senior year after not having taken a Spanish course in five years.
  169. Blank
  170. I took Spanish through intermediary. My Latin American Area Studies Major exposed me to a lot of Spanish and Portuguese. I had the opportunity to accompany Dr. Donna Chollett to MX and work on anthropological fieldwork there.
  171. Blank
  172. Spanish 1100-1102
  173. Blank
  174. Being immersed in a class that only spoke the foreign language. Writing assignments in the foreign language.
  175. Blank
  176. In-class conversation was important, though not stressed or practiced very often.
  177. Blank
  178. 3 quarters of French
  179. Blank
  180. Blank
  181. The beginning Spanish series (I, II, and III).
  182. High School Spanish and life experience
  183. latin latin latin
  184. Blank
  185. took Spanish in high school;was not required to take it at UMM
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Foreign Language #4

  1. Blank
  2. Same as above applies to this. I did use some of my high school spanish during a week long student teaching experience in Chicago.
  3. That learning a language is a wonderful means of communication.
  4. An understanding of how much I still need to learn and that if I really want to learn it, it will be much better for me to do it in a spanish speaking area.
  5. Bare minimum of Spanish language
  6. How to effectively speak German, introductory terms and vocab phrases, beginning cultural things
  7. Ways of communicating with individuals from different countries and cultures, which will be important in the future since the US population is becoming more diverse.
  8. Basic Spanish speaking, writing skills
  9. Learn about different cultures
  10. Cultural differences
  11. Blank
  12. I didn’t learn anything of particular importance
  13. How to communicate in a new way. How language is set up and functions. A better appreciation of English(grammar especially).
  14. You will never fully understand a language/culture unless there is an experience.
  15. Studying French is hard. I learned that my high school French wasn’t anything like college French.
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  17. I learned that we should be sympathetic to foreigners who come here and try to learn the English language.
  18. I still believe that it is essential, especially for US citizens to learn additional languages. It is important to at least make an effort to become aware of what is going on in the rest of the world. The world seems to be getting smaller and smaller with advances in technology and chances are greater that each of us will be able to use the skills we receive from learning another language to better our understanding of other people and ourselves.
  19. Blank
  20. How to speak French and things about France and its culture.
  21. I tested out of this.
  22. Blank
  23. Basic vocab and pronounciation.
  24. I did not take any foreign language classes here on campus
  25. Nothing
  26. Blank
  27. None
  28. memorizing
  29. Blank
  30. It put more closer to being on a more equal level with the bilingual or trilingual world.
  31. N/A
  32. I learned how to communicate effectively in Spanish (writing and speaking). I learned how important culture is to language. I learned more that I can list here, but I can say that I feel that I learned enough to make me confident that I will be a succ essful teacher of the Spanish language, and of the cultures where Spanish is spoken.
  33. Blank
  34. I learned a few words in Spanish that I am still able to recall, but I would not really be able to speak it to anybody who fluently knew how to speak Spanish
  35. I did not take any foreign languages.
  36. None. I took enough foreign language before I got here and was glad I didn't have to take any more.
  37. Blank
  38. Simple communication in French
  39. Learned the basics of the foreign language and a little about the culture of the country.
  40. Blank
  41. I remember more Spanish 3 years after taking the course than I ever thought I would
  42. A basic understanding of the French language.
  43. Learned how to read and speak spanish better.
  44. I personally feel that instead of a foreign language requirement as a GER, a speech GER is much better suited to a liberal arts institution. Speech classes teach more to a student that they will use for a lifetime, where a foreign language may never b e
  45. good intro. to the German language.
  46. The American perspective is one that is not shared by all people. It also is one that, by influencing language, will shape the culture that adopts it.
  47. I learned some interesting things about our language and some of the Spanish derivatives of the words. Spanish may prove to be useful in the future when I become a doctor and work with Spanish patients.
  48. I gained some basic knowledge of the Spanish langage.
  49. Blank
  50. Though learning a new language is hard it can be accomplished.
  51. I learn a new language as well as things about France that I never knew before.
  52. I enjoyed writing a few short stories in French, and I realized how little French I really know. Edith Farrell was also very good at developing our English vocabularies at the same time as our French :)
  53. Student teaching abroad travels, talking with others in class in Spanish, learning about the deaf culture in sign language.
  54. That as soon as the requirement was finished, not to take any more language courses.
  55. Blank
  56. How to speak Spanish and understand it
  57. Pronunciation
  58. The benefits of knowing another language
  59. Blank
  60. More about English grammar by learning about Spanish grammar
  61. I gained a better understanding of English through studying grammar
  62. Blank
  63. I learned more about Spanish grammar
  64. My mastery of German language
  65. Gained a greater appreciation and understanding of other peoples and their culture, increased understanding in how culture and language affect one another.
  66. Blank
  67. Blank
  68. Nadda
  69. How to learn a foreign language, different techniques that made it much easier to learn.
  70. Blank
  71. Different cultures
  72. That there are other cultures on campus besides the African American culture. There are Asians, Native Americans, and a host of other ethnic groups on campus and as a student I need to acknowledge their presence.
  73. Blank
  74. Learned basic speaking skills in Spanish, very comparable to English language in certain words.
  75. I am currently enrolled in Spanish..
  76. Blank
  77. I learned to multiple-guess my way through an entrance exam.
  78. Blank
  79. I would has liked to have taken more of these courses but my scedule was such that I did not feel I have the time to properly learning a language.
  80. Blank
  81. Simple spanish vocabulary.
  82. I gained a better grasp of my own language's structure, but my ability to spell in English deteriorated somewhat!
  83. Diversity of people and places. That not all people are alike.
  84. I learned about another culture, as well as the fact that it is easier to learn if you speak it often.
  85. Speak it and you will learn it while you speak.
  86. General knowledge of vocabulary –its similarities of many languages—ability to figure out meaning from words
  87. None, three quarters is too much, especially for those who will not use it to any extent
  88. It is important top know and speak a language other than English. The U.S. is a variety of cultures and languages and therefore we might have the experience of utilizing our secondary language.
  89. Blank
  90. how to speak Spanish
  91. ability to understand some Spanish
  92. Blank
  93. Blank
  94. Blank
  95. I have a great respect for people who are in the foreign languages
  96. A small understanding of the Spanish lang.
  97. Confience and an appreciation for all other cultures And a desire to travel
  98. Cultural differences and language barriers
  99. I learned that learning about other cultures are very interesting to learn about. It was a pleasant experience for me.
  100. Blank
  101. blank
  102. foreign language is essential in improving cross-cultural communications. enough said?
  103. Blank
  104. N/A
  105. Blank
  106. Blank
  107. An entire understanding of a different language and it's people, literature, and culture.
  108. A better understanding of the Spanish culture and language
  109. tested out
  110. That I appreciate the lanuguage and culutre much more than I did in high school by learning it on a new level
  111. knowledge of a culture very different from my own
  112. Blank
  113. Didn't meet the objective.(tested out)
  114. I learned enough Spanish to get by if I'm ever stranded in Mexico.
  115. didn't meet the objective here
  116. Blank
  117. blank
  118. I gained a better understanding of another culture and I began to question how I really fit into the grand scheme of the world - the US is not the only place to live. I also realized that many countries may look very similar to the US, but the people who live there are unique individuals.
  119. Additional practice at speaking in Spanish
  120. A broader perspective of the world, a better understanding of English
  121. I didn't meet the objective. I should have been required to take a year of a foriegn language regardless of my level coming into college.
  122. That English is not the only language. That other people don't communicate like us, and we should not feel like everyone should know english.
  123. I learned a lot about language but not so much about the countries which speak that particular language
  124. Blank
  125. I learned how hard it would be to communicate in a foreign country without knowing the language
  126. How tough another language is and not to take our language for granted
  127. I'm not very good at foreign languages
  128. Blank
  129. Basic vocabulary and grammar
  130. A very strong basis for foreign travel
  131. Blank
  132. Blank
  133. Total immersion of the foreign language is effective. When you start to think in a foreign language then you start to understand and appreciate it
  134. None
  135. Blank
  136. Blank
  137. Basic understanding of Spanish language
  138. Experience
  139. Blank
  140. Diversity is important, integration and immersion are key.
  141. Blank
  142. Good knowledge of Spanish language, culture, and literature
  143. A decent grasp of the spanish language
  144. Blank
  145. Blank
  146. Blank
  147. I learned its very easy to test out of the foreign language requirement. It mightbe wise to make the test a little harder
  148. Blank
  149. i learned about the hearing and the deaf culture that i did not know existed before i got involved in these courses. it helped expand my liberal arts education in learning about various aspects of life.
  150. I learned of the struggles of all that is faced when trying to approve the course as a Foriegn Language.
  151. I learned a lot about spanish literature and poetry, and also learned more about Spanish speaking countries and their customs, etc.
  152. Blank
  153. I learned to appreciate the differences in cultures and languages around the world and here in our own communities.
  154. a little about different cultures
  155. The cultures and the language.
  156. The vocabulary of the Spanish language and how to form sentences using the language.
  157. The basics of communicating in another language.
  158. Blank
  159. Blank
  160. Blank
  161. That I was a good speaker of a foreign language.
  162. Blank
  163. Blank
  164. Blank
  165. Blank
  166. I tested out of Spanish so I didn't take a foreign language However, I did take one year of sign language. I created projects for this and learned much about deaf people and their language. I also had the opportunity to interact with some deaf people.
  167. you learn, you forget.
  168. 1) Not much. Would rather see the requirement that each student needed to take a cultural course that studied Latin American Authors, German Heritage, etc.
  169. Blank
  170. Opens up your world. Appreciation for other cultures, but even more so the opportunity to look at your own culture from outside and not within. Probably one of the most enlightening things any person can experience.
  171. I took intensive summer Spanish and find that I retained very little because it was so concentrated. I use the diction a lot since I am a singer and I do feel that I got a glimpse of another culture during the course
  172. Blank
  173. Blank
  174. I am able to understand the language, but still have trouble speaking the language. Practice and ambition for the material is extremely important...two things I didn't have.
  175. I came here as a fully bilingual individual. I began taking Spanish courses for "fun". I eventually declared myself a Spanish major, and it was the biggest mistake I could have ever made. The Spanish department here is truly disappointing. The instruc or speak with members of the Spanish department (with the exception of Stacy Parker, whom they do not consider a part of the Spanish department) about anything at all, because nothing will change, and they will voice their irritation at having been interr
  176. I took one year of introductory-level Spanish language classes. I remember scattered vocabulary, and can only rarely decipher the speech of someone speaking Spanish. Overall, I am disappointed insofar as the amount learned from these courses.
  177. Blank
  178. None
  179. Blank
  180. Blank
  181. I learned the basic spanish language, but I am bad at retaining a foreign language, so I have already forgot many of the things that I have learned. I think that it is important to take, however.
  182. Blank
  183. frankly i hate this objective more than anything else on the entire campus it was the absolute worst experience of my academic career
  184. Blank
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The Self #3

  1. Blank
  2. Drugs and Human Behavior
  3. Blank
  4. I don't remember what courses I've taken under this requirement.
  5. Learning how to evaluate my work
  6. Psych lab
  7. Interactions with other students, faculty, and the public in classes and everyday social situations.
  8. Psychology classes
  9. Psychology
  10. Blank
  11. The experience of living away from home probably had the biggest impact on me figuring out how I can figure into the world around me.
  12. Class discussion, readins
  13. Being a psychology minor, especially talking about human nature in classes such as Personality (taught by Norrine O.)
  14. Organizations, Personality Psychology,, discussion classes, friends/peers, speech class
  15. Philosophy and Psychology, enough said
  16. Blank
  17. Once again, I believe and tutoring helped me understand my needs and other peoples needs.
  18. Studying psychology and elementary education enabled me to learn about myself and other people. I have always been interested in learning about other people so it was only natural that I study these two fields.
  19. Mostly through the education program. We did a lot of defining our interests nd beliefs. Basic psychology and sociology were helpful.
  20. My secondary education classes has taught me the most about divers human interaction. Attending campus events is a requirement. Also, a bit of psychology is involved
  21. The labs are quite memorable
  22. I guess I maybe got a little something out of the intro Psych. courses I took.
  23. Looking at me from a different angle.
  24. Journal writing, and art projects
  25. The El Ed program is this objective
  26. Blank
  27. Taking child psy.
  28. Blank
  29. working with student organizations and working in MSP
  30. I felt I learned this mostly outside of the classroom just by growing up.
  31. Writing papers, reading books, doing research, participating in class discussions
  32. I don't think I can pinpoint any specific activities that have helped in my self-development. The entire college experience (small campus, small classes, interaction with a variety of people, variety of courses, involvement on campus) have helped me g row in the area of self-understanding.
  33. Most of my classes forced me to question my values at some point in a positive way.
  34. I fulfilled this requirement at FFCC and do not remember which class met the requirement.
  35. We learned about drugs and human behavior to learn more about ourselves and the way our bodies work.
  36. Pscyh of Women, and Intro to Soc.
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  38. Psychology classes
  39. Took psychology class. Went to the labs and to class.
  40. All of my classes and interactions aided my sense of self.
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  43. Taking general psychology and participating in the group activities we did in our labs.
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  46. I see where I fit in the scope of the larger society. It is both humbling, and invigorating. In this small town environment I have been FORCED, in a rude way, to face the dynamics of a national and international culture. This town/school are a smaller version of the larger world. The corrupt nature (economic, racial) in this school is out in the real world. A few people that influence the ideals of many is visiable. Furthermore, I have been able to define who and what is importantto me as a result of this experience. Allies are discovered, as are aversaries.
  47. I've taken psychology courses which dealt with this.
  48. Learning and understanding about the self are very important. However, it is very hard to teach. I was often urged to delve into myself in order to discover a truth within me.
  49. I think the general social science classes, in general, broaden our horizons which does help us understand ourselves better.
  50. Gen. Psych, and getting thorough the med student syndrome.
  51. Various introductory classes that I have taken here, for instance. Inquiry, human sexuality.A
  52. *My official course that fulfilled this requirement was Edith Farrell's "Women in French Literature in Translation", but many of my theatre courses and a couple of my literature courses also met this requirement.
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  54. Labs, assignments
  55. Took psych classes
  56. I took them from the school I transferred from so it does not apply
  57. Speech
  58. Observing and analyzing behavior patterns
  59. The area of my major( Psychology, LAHS)
  60. Ethics and most of my art history courses
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  62. Child Psych, drugs and human behavior, and just general involvement in campus activities
  63. Blank
  64. Who knows?
  65. Psychology, sociology, college experience of living in dorm, convocations
  66. Good professor., Dr Hustad, who brought a lot of the outside world into the classroom.
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  68. Maturity in 5 years, not necessarily class
  69. All my psych classes
  70. I think my time abroad in Cameroon did this best, but undoubtedly my studio classes also force me to my self understanding, etc.
  71. Readins, books, articles, discussion groups
  72. A lot of interaction with the people in Morris and on the UMM campus.
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  74. Several classes in Psych which led to self understanding
  75. Labs with class participation, exams, lectures.
  76. I think this requirement is achieved through more than just a a class or two. The whole entire college experience truly contributes to this, and life will also continue to contribute.
  77. Two Philosophy classes.
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  79. My courses in English and History forced me to look at our past and the way in which it has developed and attempt to develop cohesive ideas about it.
  80. Extra-curricular activities were more important in this regard than any courses taken at UMM. Interacting with other students, faculty, etc, outside of the classroom served best to build knowledge and understanding of the self.
  81. Labs.
  82. Psych II
  83. Psychology really helped me to understand how people grow and develop. This is crucial to teaching.
  84. Various classes as well as extra curricular activities.
  85. Many student organizations helped me to do this
  86. Psychology helps a lot. Liberal arts experience
  87. Drugs and Human behavior
  88. Psychology 1 and 2, Child and adolescent psych, adult development psych, sociology, family sociology
  89. My psych classes have taught me to do self reflection
  90. Classes
  91. Jazz band and many other courses
  92. Small interactive learning environment. The professor was comfortable with the class and the material encouraging me to feel the same
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  95. lots of lecture time
  96. I have no idea what class this is for.
  97. Being involved with various on campus groups. Especially Hall gov't. I really learned how to work with others on events and solve possible conflicts hopefully before they arise
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  99. Biology and Intro to Psychology
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  102. I think being in volved in various activities was most beneficial. Learning in this area comes right along with the education/college experience...i'm not so sure that classes such as inquiry are necessary. various psychology classes and multicultural classes were excellent for this purpose, however.
  103. Not only classed helped shape this, but as well as the growing that one does when one comes to college and lives on their own. I took some classes which go in depth into this area, but I feel that no class can compare to what I learned on my own
  104. social studies classes (sociology, psycology) and other classes, being involved in campus groups
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  107. Parties, dorm living, class interactions and group work in the classroom, and homework in the library, not on the 4th floor.
  108. The variaty of courses taken at UMM such as psychology
  109. writing
  110. Taking the classes to meet those requirements(flute performance, modern dance, nonwestern, anthropology etc
  111. classes taken in psychology and speech communication
  112. I am a psychology major so most of my classes dealed with this concern.
  113. Interaction with other students. I don't even remember which class was supposed to fill the E1, but interacting with people will teach far more than a class could. Traveling to a foreign coutnry was also very enlightening.
  114. I read the book.
  115. None, conversations with my floormates were more important
  116. definately not kathy benson. My other psych professors have proven to be very informative
  117. The classes under this category were my some of my favorite classes. We did group interactions, Guest speakers, and writing about various things. I participated in all kinds of fun and intriguing activities. One class in this category was taken at ano ther college. The class was Ethics and I learned so much in that class, about my self and the world I live in.
  118. My psychology major, sociology classes, anthropology classes, Spanish classes, and interacting with a diverse group of people.
  119. Psychology activities, reading and analyzing novels
  120. I took a number of psychology and sociology courses that address the self on a daily basis
  121. Psycology classes were designed to fill this requirement. I feel that the psych classes I took (Drugs and H. behavior, Child development) did not stimulate a great deal of introspection. More self-examination happened just being here than going to "se lf" classes.
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  123. Psychology and Sociology
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  125. Group activities and projects
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  127. Life
  128. Psychology and Psych lab--perhaps just as valuable was dorm life
  129. Taking a variety of courses whether they interested me or not helped me discover my true interests
  130. None--this was more of a social learning experience outside of school
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  133. Many of my classes contributed to this- reading and applied models
  134. Working on class projects with a group , participating in group discussion
  135. Art classes, sociology, psychology classes
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  137. Receiving an overview of the difficult perspectives concerning life
  138. Reading/Studying literature and writings
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  140. Education blocks-human relations paper
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  142. reading literature, class discussion
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  145. Psychology classes education classes
  146. Intro to psych sort of accomplished this objective
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  148. I didn't. General Psych I and II were an incredible waste of my tuition dollars...they were such crappy classes.
  149. i think this was a into pshy class
  150. psychology courses and professional ethics
  151. I took various classes to explore different areas I was interested in , and the psychology/sociology classes really helped me to see what human interactions were all about
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  153. I have taken three psychology courses to help me understand myself better and the children I will eventually be working with.
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  155. The extra-curricular activities...being involved!!
  156. Listening to speakers that come and visit, and taking classes like music appreciation, human sexuality,etc..
  157. Primarily discussion of various topics.
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  160. writing reflective papers, class discussions
  161. Taking classes whaich discussed this topic and being a part of a lab discussion.
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  166. reflections of my thoughts and actions
  167. life
  168. Just many good courses that I took.
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  170. Much of these required classes were met at Mankato State before I transferred to Morris. As an older returning adult, they gave me a great basis to start my academic carreer. My academic career was forced to be interupted several times before I was fi nally able to complete my undergraduate degree and I believe if I had not started out with "expanding perspective" type classes and "opened my world" up right from the beginning I may not have had the desire, tenacity, and commitment to follow through and finish my undergraduate work.
  171. Critical thinking encouraged - human relations requirements Interpersonal communications skills and activities
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  174. Creative writing assignments that allowed me to see what it is inside me that excites and pleases me.
  175. Is this the psychology course I had to take?
  176. The textbook for this introductory Psychology course was excellently written and contained droves of information. The assigned readings were the most important activities in the class. Labs were marginal in their usefulness.
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  178. All of my psych classes-- especially cognitive and helping relations
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  181. Some intro classes--I can't remember what classes fill the E1 right off hand
  182. None, I knew this before I came to UMM. Life Experience
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The Self #4

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  2. I understand the importance of being a healthy person! To know this, I am modeling a future healthy lifestyle for my future students.
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  4. Self-development is something that I don't feel is as useful for me to learn about in class. I learned the most about this from activities in my own life and others around me. I could answer this question better if I had my APAS in front or me.
  5. How I see and understand things world history course
  6. Learned more about myself
  7. Open-mindedness, diversity, empathy.
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  9. How the brain works.
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  11. I learned what I need to survive, important things about myself that I don’t think you can really address until you are cut off from the family a little.
  12. It is difficult to predict someone’s behavior.
  13. I learned how humans are generally the same and how humans are generally different. More importantly, how to look for and see these sims and diffs.
  14. You don’t have to agree with others, but you must respect them. It is important to have evidence for what you believe.
  15. Yikes! I can’t answer that question without writing an essay. I think that the most important things I’ll take away from my courses came form this area.
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  17. I learned that everyone has a different view.
  18. Each person is special and possess unique talents and needs. People need to be treated as individuals and generalizations have to be kept to a minimum so as not to turn into stereotypes.
  19. My attitudes and beliefs and how to appreciate where other people are coming from.
  20. How to understand future students.
  21. I learned a little bit about the ideas and goals of psychology.
  22. I don't think this was something I learned a lot of in the classroom. I learned this by working at the Information Center, being involved in organizations, and study groups and classes.
  23. Various opinions of others, facts, and fears.
  24. In order to discuss and understand others you must first understand yourself.
  25. Student Teaching and practium experiances
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  27. learned that sometimes the people act is predetermined and cannot be helped. You can try to change some people as much as you want, but it will never work because everyone is a unique individual.
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  30. That I am a valuable and wonderful person.
  31. learned more about myself (my opinions, values, beliefs) and about the viewpoints of other people.
  32. Even if I don't agree with or understand what someone else believes, I must accept their differences, and respect their opinions/lifestyle.
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  34. I do not remember.
  35. I learned a little more about drugs and dryg interactions.
  36. That people have reasons for their actions, hence a better understanding of people's motivations.
  37. Blank
  38. What my own personality plays in my careerf
  39. SOme understanding of humans and why we are what we are.
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  43. Learned a lot more about the psychology field and what kinds of things it involves.
  44. I was able to gain a better sense on how I handle situations through classes and the stress they caused.
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  46. A liberal education is a process of full-bodied learning. I have got this from this experience.
  47. Hopefully, I can better understand the things that make me think the way I do and relate it to other's actions.
  48. I learned to trust myself more than I have in the past.
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  50. Understanding of people, the mind, behavior and how we reward each other which allow us to function in society.
  51. Not only do you learn about yourself, you learn about other people and how they feel about different situations.
  52. My theatre courses, especially my senior project have played a big role in allowing me to see how I approach certain situations and complete tasks.
  53. This is important for future teachers and others. You need to understand yourself and forces in order to understand and teach this to your students.
  54. To understand my behavior and the behavior of others.
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  57. Communication skills
  58. Recognizing my own behavior patterns.
  59. The area of my major( Psychology, LAHS)
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  62. A lot about myself – how I learn and what my limits are
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  69. Psych is not easy
  70. What makes me whom I am, my place in society and other cultures, and my responsibilities as a result of these.
  71. How to figure out who I am and what other people mean to me
  72. That I have to be secure in myself and not let the ignorance of racism and stupidity get to me as a person. My character and composure is very important in sticky situations.
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  74. Made decision as to future plans
  75. This class was very large and done in sections with five different professors (Psych 1202). It was not what I expected.
  76. A better understanding of my self, and people in general.
  77. The logic behind a good argument.
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  79. There are a lot of people who are happy to live in the present and not worry about the past. Some of these people also insist on clinging to out-moded and improper ideas about others.
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  81. A better appreciation for the complexity of the brain and our own behaviors. Abnormal Psychology was cool!
  82. There are motivations shaping our behavior that I wasn't aware of.
  83. A basic lesson that I teach to all of my students-we're all different and that's good.
  84. How groups intereact as well as individual people. How are perceptions shape our actions.
  85. Interact with other students and understand yourself better
  86. A better understanding of myself and a tolerance of others leading to acceptance in most cases.
  87. Dr Hustad provided many real world examples and his experiences made it easier to learn how people act given a certain condition
  88. The importance of understanding yourself and how you fit into society--the understanding of others and how your life can be affected by them.
  89. Theories on why we do the things we do
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  91. To perform and communicate to people
  92. About human beings and why they act the way they do in specific situations.
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  95. I don't really remember this requirement--it must have been easy
  96. unknown
  97. Learning respect for everyone no matter what their position is
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  99. I learned about the physical and the mental concepts of human nature. I'm not the most fluent in the sciences but it is very intetesting to me. But I could quite grasp the all the concepts.
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  102. learned a lot about various cultures, about myself.... thought and learned a lot about my preferences, my opinions, and where they sit in the world. I learned that life doesn't follow a specific plan or don't have to follow the code of liv ing, or the "norm"...just be yourself and do what you love to do.
  103. I learned about myself, others and how to get along/
  104. how people act, develope and interact w/ others. What makes people who they are. What makes me what I am
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  108. A better ability to interacte with others around me and a better understanding of how the human mind works
  109. I learned more about myself and others
  110. How much there really is to learn about so many things
  111. how to create and maintain sucessful interactions with others
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  113. Students will show up for anything with free food. No really, after four years of studying, people begin to find their true motivation and become different people. People want to be accepted as part of some group, they need to believe in something; th ey tend to forget how fortunate we are to live in the country and state that we do;
  114. I didn't learn all that much. I had a basic knowledge of it from high school.
  115. how to argue
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  117. I learned to question my own beliefs. I learned about others as well. I was exposed to many different kinds of ideologies which changed my cognition in a way.
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  119. How I fit into the world as a person.
  120. A better understanding of human nature and nuture and how people fit into society
  121. Psycology classes were designed to fill this requirement. I feel that the psych classes I took (Drugs and H. behavior, Child development) did not stimulate a great deal of introspection. More self-examination happened just being here than going to "se lf" classes.
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  125. Learning how to communicate with other people effectively
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  127. You can't learn everything in college
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  130. How to be more responsible and sincere
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  133. The self is complex
  134. How to interact with people and develop good communications
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  137. There is not one "correct" perspective but numerous theories
  138. Take initiative and take the time to think about it
  139. Blank
  140. how to make connections between prior knowledge and present misunderstandings
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  145. Piagets levels, gender difference/culture differences
  146. Scientific basis for trying to delve into the psyche
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  148. I learned next to nothing...definitely not anything of importance.
  149. it gave me a overview of pshy and the process of the human being and what makes a person tick
  150. ethical stands in today's society
  151. I learned about myself, that I wanted to change my major
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  153. I now have an understanding of how we learn and develop. I also also understand the many dimensions that make us individuals and the need to take these differences into account when I teach.
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  155. find out who you are, and take the path that will be you to your ultimate future.
  156. Areas of interest for me besides sports.
  157. The course I took to fulfill this requirement did an excellent job of getting me to examine the way I think and believe about how the world works.
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  160. I learned to understand myself better
  161. A lot about human nature and the way things work.
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  168. The dynamics of human interactions and the results that come about
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  171. How to take time to think about how I really feel about different issues - awareness of the many perspectives there are to issues
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  174. That there are many different acceptable 'selfs' represented on this campus and that can be found throughout the world.
  175. I don't know how much I learned other than that dogs salivate when they see meat (Pavlov), but I think I learned that in high school. I did enjoy the class although I did not find very much of it practical.
  176. Some basic psychological principles were the most important things taught in the course, though I can't say that I learned a great deal.
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  178. how to understand people and the differences that exist in perceptions
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Historical Perspectives #3

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  2. History of the Civil war, Early world history, Greek tragedy
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  4. Readings, journaling, and discussions were extremely important to me in the Red, White, and Black history class.
  5. World History course
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  7. Reading, writing and research of various periods in history.
  8. History and political science courses.
  9. Macroeconomic theory and History class
  10. Anthro
  11. An abundancy of historical courses, ranging form Japanese art to the US presidency.
  12. I did not take a historical perspectives course.
  13. Studying the ancient History text and listening to lecture.
  14. Discussion brought out these different aspects many times.
  15. Roland Goyote and his history classes.
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  17. Geology, that’s all we do is deal with the past.
  18. Successfully completing history courses here at UMM was my way to achieve this requirement.
  19. A lot of political science is interpreting the past, so most of my poli sci classses and the History I had o take.
  20. A couple history courses, but one prof had really boring lectures. Basic reading taught me the most.
  21. The reading and writing papers helped me understand the material better.
  22. I took Art History and a History class. I didn't really get into history much,
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  24. Reading novels, and discussion groups
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  27. Writing papers for my History class, classroom discussions
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  30. Taking History courses that were not about names, dates, and wars, but about what lives were really like Mimi Frenier!
  31. Reading literature from the past (particularly multicultural literature and literature from non-dominant groups of people), writing papers exploring the ideas gained through reading.
  32. Being an LAAS major
  33. I'm a history major. Enough said.
  34. I achieved it through a history class at FFCC.
  35. We wrote essays and read books on our history.
  36. Intro to history class
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  38. a few history courses and some economics
  39. Studied different cultures and the art in their culture. Wrote papers on some of the art.
  40. Classes, participation and discussion with energetic professors.
  41. I don't recall much of anything from my history course that I took. I learned much more in the year long music history class which doesn't even fulfill this requirement
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  43. Mostly taking Intro to world history and the readings and discussions we had in class.
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  45. History and Art History (if it fit here, I can't remember)
  46. Summer research opportunities; a rich diversity of educators that have the BALLS to express their biases as the full-term learning experience of their course; class-credit based guest speakers and lecturers.
  47. I have taken a History course (specifically History of the 1960's), which deals with the above objective. Also, some of my English courses deal with the causes behind the novels and how they influence and are influenced by historical events.
  48. Knowledge about history has come to me in many different classes. All of the classes I have taken, I have learned an enormous amount of material.
  49. Listening to history lectures wasn't exactly my idea of fun, but it definitely enlarged my perspective of history.
  50. Dimitra Giannuli's geography tasks, they helped me to keep everthing in perspective. If you know where you are learning about is, then you get a whole new attitude about it.
  51. Some of the history classes that I have taken over the years.
  52. My WWII history course fulfilled this requirement
  53. History
  54. Interesting lectures
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  56. I took this from the school I transferred from
  57. Sociology
  58. Studying histories as well as present world situations
  59. In class discussions
  60. Anthropology, Vietnam war class, world history 1850-present, all of my art history courses
  61. Many various historical lecture oriented courses
  62. History and Art History classes
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  64. Readings, class discussion
  65. Intro to asian civilization course, World history course, US History course, campus convocations
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  68. My social science major covered this well
  69. History courses, anthropology
  70. I took two history courses and many art history courses. (my major)
  71. History class
  72. Interacting with different people on campus and taking courses here at UMM
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  74. History classes and several other classes such as psych, sociology, and music which dealt with specific historical issues
  75. Alot of lecture and reading is involved in this class.
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  79. My history courses.
  80. Most economics courses contain some historical perspective.
  81. Reading several books. Discussion groups.
  82. History 1850 to present. Also, Molecular Biology did a wonderful job of giving us a sense of history of the biological field.
  83. The most profound was actually travelling to the places (during my summer in Italy) that I had learned about in history.
  84. Various classes at UMM
  85. Discussion groups allowed me to get a better understanding of the different ideas from different cultures.
  86. Historical schemes at beginning of most courses
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  88. World history, anthropology, economics
  89. History classes, looking at case studies in classes on the past.
  90. Classes
  91. Discussion in History classes
  92. Extensive reading. Multiple courses involving historical ramifications
  93. I was a economics major therefore I took all of the classes directly related to the major.
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  95. Projects
  96. The reading of history books.
  97. A large variety of coursework
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  99. I took a history class and it was interesting, but it is one of those classes that don't fall into my top choices in my history of Morris.
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  101. Historical survey classes, T.A. discussion leader in classes I had already taken, self directed studies.
  102. various anthropology classes, etc., were very interesting, as well as other programs...spiritual pathways, etc. going to speakers and cac events was extremely important, as well.
  103. The class that I took that intoduced me to history was Latin American, and I guess that although it was of smoe interest, I find that learning history, for me, must be something that I am truely interested in, and want to learn on my own.
  104. intro to world history 1850-present, principles of art history, classical rhetoric.
  105. Lectures and feedback from the instructors. Researching historical topics.
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  107. Spanish and Economics classes.
  108. The variaty of historical classes I have taken has given me a better persepctive of the history of the world and what has shaped it
  109. lectures and small group discussions I also learned alot from the additional books
  110. Taking the required classes
  111. classes in art history that show how economics, politics, religious movements, etc. shape the world and how art reflects this
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  113. The best class I took in regards to this objective was a History of Science class, which I took in England.
  114. We had small groups once a week that allowed us to break down the weekly readings.
  115. not harold hinds, never in a million years would i credit him for anything. Trivial pursuit helped me more with history than any class did
  116. I learned to memorize!
  117. I took these classes at another college. The activities were mostly lectured, but seriously addicting lecture. I loved to learn about other worlds and other times.
  118. I took two history courses but I still feel that I am missing a lot of valuable information about the history of the US and the world.
  119. Reading books/literature,
  120. studies of history, politics, and sociology
  121. What were the learning activities that enabled you to achieve this requirement?: I took 1850 to present and the Presidency class. The more history I read about the more I realize it is an important requirement in the GenEd. Activities: reading, discus sion and listening to Guyotte.
  122. Having group discussions one day of the week. HAving lectures that went along with the books. Having books or novels that emphasized the history that we were learning
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  125. Learning some facts about history enabled me to appreciate what we have today
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  127. Anthropology, History
  128. All of my history courses which started with intro to world history 1850 to present
  129. art history courses
  130. reading, Royland Guyottes classes
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  132. Joel Eisingers art history classes and Guyottes history classes helped me with this objective
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  134. Class lectures, directed study in history
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  137. Discussion groups
  138. I studied most of this at the community college I attended
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  140. History classes
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  142. Reading, discussion
  143. Doing required reading and combining I already knew and other info from other courses
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  145. Latin American History, history 1450 -1800
  146. Coursework in history and others
  147. History courses
  148. Group discussions in Mimi Frenier's world history class-What an incredible professor!
  149. i took african american history, renissance (spelling) history, and an intro history (early civilization)
  150. African American history and general history courses
  151. I took various classes including a Race class and a stratification class
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  153. The numerous history courses and sociology course that I elected to take because of my own interests.
  154. I had little help achieving this requirement from the history classes which i took. Instead, they seemed to focus on sociological issues.
  155. history class, economic classes.
  156. Some of the business courses I have taken such as Business Law, macroeconomics,etc..
  157. Discussion of the events and attitudes of a chosen period in history.
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  159. The classes within my majors were the most helpful and interesting.
  160. reading various books in the history discipline, participating in lectures and discussions
  161. Taking the classes which were required.
  162. History 1102
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  164. reading books
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  166. discussions within classes and lectures
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  168. The classes I took.
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  170. Classes I took.
  171. Journal and paper writing Topics course
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  174. Research assignments and group reports.
  175. I believe that I met one of my History requirement in Fergus Falls, and the other one would be Intro to Latin American History.
  176. Lecture was the best activity for this requirement. The professor's experience and knowledge of the subject (U.S. 1960s history) were sources of unending information.
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  178. Anthropology
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  181. History, 1500-1850 Latin American History
  182. None, I knew this before I came to UMM. High School History, travelling to historic sites, and life experience.
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Historical Perspectives #4

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  2. History has many elements: literature, statistics. It's a difficult subject and some professors here need to work at being more effective at teaching it.
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  4. My understanding of the "beginnings" of this country and the roots of racism here was completely changed.
  5. I didn’t like the professor and didn’t learn a whole lot.
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  7. Greater appreciation of why things are as they are – science, politics, etc. – makes it easier to understand the current state of the world.
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  9. How the past can shape the future and that history repeats itself
  10. Cultural differences
  11. A better appreciation for having the patience to understand why people do things differently as opposed to simply writing something off as "different". Being open to learn something about the differences, culling lessons from the past, so as not to r& #133;..???
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  13. Some historical facts (or guesses as to the facts).
  14. Deserves attention
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  17. People and the things we do affect everything.
  18. We have to learn from the past and plan for the future based on what has already been done. As much as we’d like to, it is impossible to change the past and we must learn from past mistakes to have a successful future.
  19. Understanding why things happened the way they did and how these occurrences affect us today.
  20. I learned a little about the background to the Reformation and the Counter-Reformation.
  21. I got a better understanding of the cultural aspect of the Civil War. I also learned how to put together good papers and how read at a college level.
  22. I didn't really get into history much, but I recognixe the importance of these objectives and can say that I have an appreciation for historical facts/info/ideas/art.
  23. I had history that focused on the Industrial Revolution and Latin American history. These things were more fasinating than what I was expecting. I learned about unfamiliar cultures and times.
  24. The thread that holds everything together is that thread of similarity. We are just that same as the people 50 years ago, and those of 100 years ago, dealing with the same problems, we just improve our tools along the way.
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  27. I learned about another culture and their contributions to society.
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  30. That many things I thought had always been true were not.
  31. I gained insight into historical events and the viewpoints of non-dominant groups of people.
  32. Too often the U.S. is too ethnocentric
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  34. History can be interesting, but I don't think I can say that it was important in my education.
  35. I learned a little more about the US background as well as the backgrounds of other crountries during the 1850's to present.
  36. Political motivations, and underlying themes and politics dealing with various historical events. Knowledge of what was going on in the world at the time we studied it.
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  39. We are not the only people here and our way is not necessarily the right way.
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  41. One should be interested in a subject and not just take it to fulfill a requirement.
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  43. Learned more about world history and how societies formed in the past.
  44. I personally think the world history classes taught her at morris are too broad. They try to cram too much information into one quarter. Such as hist 1102, World History, 1500-1850, this is way too braod of an era to try cover in ten weeks. A student< /LI>
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  46. There is a human pattern of development that is distictly human, and that repeats itself in a cyclical manner in varying time-frames. History and language are primary papers of the human experience.
  47. I learned how interdependent the forces of the world are and how they have shaped history in the past and perhaps will shape the history of the future.
  48. The most important thing I learned is that everything is connected.
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  50. Just because its in the past does not mean that it does not effect you future.
  51. I learn a lot about different cultures as well as my own. I also learn about historical events that happen in the past that everyone needs to know a little something about.
  52. It was interesting to look closely at events of WWII, a subject that I entered the course with a limited background
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  54. How having a prof be intelligent and so excited about what he is teaching makes the boringest subject more interesting. (Roland Guyotte)
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  57. Many of todays experiences are based on past history.
  58. To recognize hidden factors affecting current situations
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  60. How interrelated all aspects of society are in shaping the present and future.
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  62. The importance knowledge of past has on my present education and understanding to look past the surface of issues
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  65. Some important events in world history and US history and some of the effects, increased awareness of how today’s conflicts/problems extend from the past.
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  68. A better understanding of history and its different perspectives
  69. Reading a lot of cool books that emphasized history leads to progression.
  70. I got a western perspective of historical events and issues
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  72. That a culture without its history is nothing. So I am trying to learn all I know about my culture as well as others so that I can be everything that I can.
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  74. Comparability of cultures aids in understanding our own culture
  75. I am currently enrolled, but it seems to be interesting, and is shedding a new light on a subject in which I really know nothing about.
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  77. You go to a liberal arts college, you take a History class.
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  79. History is so much more complicated and larger than we think it is.
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  81. Roland Guyotte is one of the best professors on the campus. How the 1960's really happened. History of UC-Berkeley where I'm attending next year!
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  83. History repeats itself in trends-if we study those, we can literally anticipate the future.
  84. That you must learn the past so that it will not be repeated. Also that some things only pertain to the time period in which they were created.
  85. Different views to cultures and appreciation of cultures
  86. History is an important aspect of life and learning, understanding
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  88. Understanding of cross-cultural aspects of society
  89. You learn a lot from the past
  90. More about the 1960's
  91. About many other cultures in history
  92. how relative occurrences in european and American history are
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  95. History has a lot to teach us about today's world and the world events seem to run in a predictable cycle
  96. I learned about the industrial revolutions of multiple countries.
  97. I enjoyed learning about all the forces and how they interact throughout history. THere is no real way you can separate one subject from another without missing out on a lot
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  99. As with history you always learned about the past which teaches you about the future. It is always fun to know about how your ancestors contributed this world.
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  101. An increased understanding and knowledge of American History which has aided me in many other areas of interests (i.e. Theatre).
  102. i now have a more diverse background of information to draw from , which i find helpful in my writing and understanding of how things came to be.
  103. I expanded my view of the world.
  104. what happened in our societie's past, why did these events occure, were these events good or bad, how do we prevent the bad ones from happening again
  105. How important history is to the future.
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  108. A better understanding of history and how our world developed through time
  109. I grew in my appreciation for the past and I also have used the information I learned to share with my students when I was student teaching
  110. The vastness of the world, opened my mind to things I normally don't think about because it is history
  111. a much greater appreciation for history and the ability to see how each element (religious, political, etc) effect the whole
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  113. How science has shaped Western society and how Western society has in turn shaped the world. We worship scienceas much as most religions worship their deity(s). We're still behind one paradign shift, I think we haven't incorporated quantum mechanics ( ideas or) into our soceity yet.
  114. I learned to pay attention to what is going on in the world daily.
  115. fun times with my roommates
  116. If you cram before a history test, you can get an a
  117. I learned so much about humanity. I learned about decisions made years ago and how history can, and usually does repeat.
  118. In the US History course I took (taught by Steve Gross) I gained an entirely new perspective on the history of the US. The way history is presented in many history books appears to be very biased and Steve helped us examine the events from a different perspective - the people's perspective.
  119. A better understanding of U.S. History.
  120. A desire to understand people and events in historical context rather than as isolated personalities and incidents
  121. History does have a way of repeating itself. People can be both greedy and generous at the same time.
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  125. Freedom is a great thing
  126. history repeats itself and rich people write the books
  127. Nobody really learns from the past
  128. To be skeptical, to learn from the past and others instead of having to make the same mistakes yourself
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  130. Better historical timeline, better understanding of social forces that shape culture, Roland Guyotte is a genius
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  134. Research practice
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  137. More than these forces have an impact
  138. People are different
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  142. How history shapes our society today
  143. Histories of other countries, other time periods, etc. How history affects and relates to me. I love history
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  145. evita. Why things were done a certain way
  146. The importance of the reasons behind historical events in their interpretation
  147. A better understanding of world history, although the courses were largely unnecessary in the long run
  148. I learned more than names, dates, and battles. Mimi taught about gender roles, religions, and so many areas that go beyond traditional history coursework.
  149. i really enjoyed all my history classes and learning about the past.
  150. History is very important in any field. Though the computer science is less that 50 yrs old. I understand the history, but rather than understanding the history of just this field I feel that my other history courses allowed me to look at the others a spects of of history.
  151. I learned more about the history that you don't hear about in High School
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  153. I learned how history has impacted the society we live in today and the need to understand the past of not only our own culture, but that of all cultures around the world.
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  155. Don't make the same mistake twice.
  156. That some people today still have the manifest destiny attitude about the world.
  157. That the basic attitudes people have are immensely influenced by the time and social setting in which they live.
  158. I learned about history and why things are the way they are.
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  162. Expand my perspective on the world and my place in it.
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  166. a better understanding of some past events
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  168. Exposed to different historical events of other cultures.
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  170. We can learn a lot about ourselves from the past that is pertinent today.
  171. New perspectives on historical events
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  174. That I still don't care much for history, but that it has practical application to today.
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  176. It is impossible to fulfill the wording of this requirement without taking several history courses.
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  178. How culture can form differences in perceptions and ideals
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  181. I like learning about the past, so these classes were lots of fun! I learned new facts that I didn't know before and I got to read some cool books.
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