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The Blank Syllabus

In "The Blank Syllabus" activity, the instructor leaves assigned readings blank for some of the class sessions. The second writing assignment requires students to choose a reading from the course anthology--a reading that is then assigned to the class, thus filling in the blanks on the syllabus. The students get practice in writing about a reading of their choosing in the first assignment.… Read more about The Blank Syllabus

Physical Activity Challenges

Students take part in weekly physical activity assessments to better understand how to implement interventions to improve health through exercise.

Goals: Students will...

  • Understand how their, their activity levels (as well as those of their family and community) compare to recommended levels of physical exercise
  • Experience first-hand the challenges of changing physical activity behavior
  • Gain knowledge of an arsenal of validated tools that they are able to bring to their families, clients, or patients for real life… Read more about Physical Activity Challenges

Advanced Laboratory Class

Joe Peidle developed this class with Melissa Franklin to help expose advanced physics students to apparatuses that they may encounter in a real research lab. Students come into experimental lab sections to perform simple activities with the staff to learn how to use the apparatuses throughout the entire class.

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Sounding China

This was a semester long project. Throughout the semester, graduate students (many of whom had little previous exposure to the course material) studied the history of Chinese music theory, the Jesuit missionaries who transmitted it back to western Europe, and the reception of Chinese culture there in the 18th century. The website commemorating the exhibit and giving more information can be found at hcs.harvard.edu/soundingchina

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