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Potential Courses


Ok, so in the style of the movie “Accepted” (which I highly recommend, by the way), I went to the students and asked them to brainstorm about a set of course topics they would like to see. Here’s what they came up with:

Cause and Effects
Non-Obvious Connections
Achieving Leadership
Fun and Games
Fundamentals of Taking Care of Yourself
Societal Structures
Types of Communication
Levels of Communication
Human/Animal and Human/Pet Communcation
Modes of Communication
Life and Death
Conquering Fears
The Nature of Reality
The Art of Conversation
Examining Motivations
Utopian Societies
Theory U
World Economy
History of Sexuality and Social Mores
Modules on a Foreign Language
Human and Animal
Environmental Solutions
New Media
Basic Technology
Political Puppetmaking
Examining Civil Disobedience
Transcendent Creativity
Phoenixville Architecture
Planned Communities
The Law of Attraction and the Art of Allowing
Farming and Agriculture
Experiencing Music

Sounds interesting, don’t you think? I REALLY look forward to being able to sink our teeth into some of these topics.


Author: Richard Liston

Musician, computer scientist, educator. I'm creating a new educational environment for adults.

2 thoughts on “Potential Courses

  1. I started reading this list, and actually expected specifically “Humor”, stemming from a conversation we had over lunch my freshmen year. What truly lies at the depths of humor, laughter, and the like? To be fair, this could fall under multiple categories, such as ‘Fun and Games’, ‘Types of Communications’, ‘Emotions’, and others. I love the list though, plenty of potential for all the good hard questions!

    • Glad you like the list, Stephan. Actually, I’ve started studying humor a bit with someone who is not (yet?) part of the College, and in fact I think I’m beginning to get a handle on a theory of humor. I’m not funny yet, though.

      Wait… that was funny.

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