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interesting semester... I have been totally surprised
by the amount
of knowledge that I did not know. My little
of a brain has opened up to new cultures
in this class and I was
able to delve into different cultures
and compare and contrast my
own with those in the text.
I feel I have opened a door in my mind
to the differences
between cultures and can truly say, 'WOW that is
interesting'' instead of "WOW that is so weird.'"
|"All of my classes this semester
were online and
half of them were completely self-paced. But I
enjoyed the pace of this class better. I liked
having set deadlines,
constant homework due,
that sort of thing. It helped me in studying
being able to understand the material better."
"I was very impressed
with this course. This is the best
organized online course that I
have taken. Also, I have
never had any trouble contacting [the
receiving feedback. If I had trouble [the instructor]
always responded and helped me to figure out what
I was doing wrong.
It was a very pleasant experience
that has left me feeling more
confident about taking
more online courses.
|"It can be difficult taking an
Internet class because
the professor isn't teaching in a classroom
Therefore, you have to read the material as though
were the instructor teaching it to you."
"The course content was incredibly well organized. ...
instructor gave start and complete dates that
throughout the course. I feel that's
important especially when you
have a busy life at
home and are unable to get online
"This course has been a
real learning experience for
me. I have learned that an online class
is a lot more
trying than the regular face to face class. The
discipline an online student must demonstrate is
amazing. There is
no one there with their hand out
demanding an assignment be handed
in. You have
only yourself to make you do it."
|"This course allowed me to learn
I had never heard of before, express my opinions
about certain subjects and explore a new area of
education. It also
required a lot of time management.
Perhaps the most important
ability I needed develop
was how to be objective about certain
of the articles we read were about very touchy
subjects. Many times I found it difficult to be
objective and to
accept certain postings and
opinions by students that I had never
"Because I would not be
in a class room, I thought
this method, online study, would not be
However, I feel I have gained knowledge to a large
by reading chapters and correlating them
to pertinent articles which
has improved my
understanding of diverse cultures."
|"Cultural Anthropology Online has
been one of the best
courses that I have ever taken. I learned a lot about other
cultures and improved my writing and critical
"I learned things that
challenged some of my deepest and
most hardened opinions about human
|"During this course I increased my
abilities to understand
the viewpoints of others. This is an
important skill in
nursing, my chosen occupation"
"In addition to learning
about anthropology, I have a feeling
that my classmates and I
learned skills that will aid us
well beyond this anthropology class,
such as writing
and critical thinking skills, reading for
comprehension and researching."
"in this course I realized that sometimes you
have to deal
with things that make you uncomfortable. It is required
for the learning process. This class has truly blossomed
than just a required course. It has opened my
mind to new thoughts
and to be more objective."
"I learned so much
information about life and cultures
I never knew existed. Some stuff
I learned on
other cultures was extremely shocking. When I
tell people who have never taken this subject
before about some of the
things I have
learned they are surprised and become
the subject as well."
|"As I look back, I realize we turned
in a different paper
almost every week with a minimum of 500 words.
I consider that my greatest accomplishment all
semester. My other
classes this semester have all
taught me something, but online
was the most demanding by far."
"This class has opened
me up. Normally when I am in a
regular class, I rarely participate
in the class discussions.
But somehow I didn't mind participating in
discussions, maybe because I knew we were being
graded on them. Moreover, the course
prepare for my L-SAT exam, because the L-SAT
requires a lot of reading for comprehension."
|"I discovered some of my own
the course, like those I have long held against
use of BEV [Black English Vernacular] and my
view of those who
speak it as ignorant......"
"This course fulfilled
my cultural diversity requirement.
When I enrolled I thought it
would be an easy
course I was quite wrong. The syllabus hit the
nail on the head when it described the
course as "demanding and
& "students must be self-motivated
|"This course is challenging, If you
are not disciplined you will
become disciplined in order to keep up
with the assignments."