Please add agenda items for Communitas 11.
Read chapter 5 for discussion on Tuesday.
Factors that are changing as you do an experiment are known as variables. We will discuss the three main types of variables – independent, dependent and controlled.
For those who participated in lecture one in the World History series and are interested in learning more about pre-historical humans…
This fall PBS released a new Nova program called Dawn of Humanity. It explores a recent discovery in a deep cave in South Africa that might cause some rethinking about human development. This is a good example that the science of pre-historical humans is still very much unsettled.
- During the lecture I mentioned the obscure psychological theory, Bicameral Mind. Here is an article that explores it in the context of the HBO show Westward. If you just want a primer on Bicameralism, the Wikipedia page is a good enough place to start.
- Other things that were mentioned that you might want to explore more:
Here are some links to resources the archivists mentioned during our trip to MSU today. I’ll be glad to help you search these collections for your topics. I was playing around with them tonight and I found a number of good things for a few of you.
MSU Special Collections: libraries.missouristate.edu/Archives.htm includes guides to the collections they have onsite and links to the collections that have already been digitized. http://digitalcollections.missouristate.edu
State Historical Society of Missouri: http://shsmo.org/ Art collections, photo collections, manuscripts, maps. Many resources are already digitized and available through the Digital Collections link: http://digital.shsmo.org/cdm/
History Museum on the Square photo archive: http://www.historymuseumonthesquare.org/archives/
Springfield-Greene County Library Digitized Collections: http://thelibrary.org/lochist/digicollections.cfm
Read chapter 4.
Please submit agenda items for Communitas 10.
Please read through the chapter “Imagine my Shock” by Wednesday. We will meet and discuss Wednesday afternoon.
There is not a new assignment this week. On Wednesday at 11:00 everyone will present their essay summaries based on last week’s assignment Ellen Dissanayake. Please put your final essay in Google Classroom by Wednesday.