Changes in German Language Education, Blog Post #3: Summary Blog

Well, here I am, at the “final” chapter of this project – and yet I still feel that all I have given you, my loyal reader, is two abnormally-long blog posts and whatever ends up in this one. You may be disappointed after this, and some of you may even get to say “I told you so!” Whatever the case, I can sincerely promise you I am not done. My background in Language Acquisition before this project was minimal, in Pedagogy virtually non-existent; thus, I entered this project basically as a student of German, yet feel that my commitment and effort on it speaks to my newfound passion for the former two fields of study. I will not give-up on these passions easily, and thus plan to return to this research, whether it be next summer or as a graduate student.

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Health and Security – Russia and HIV/AIDS

Hey all,

I realized that I never officially uploaded my final blog posts and summary, so with the presentation date soon approaching I present a discussion on the relationship between health and national security, followed by a summary of my research.

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A Matter of Patter: Phase III, Composition & Conclusions

As an aspirant music composition major, what’s the fun in studying a composer if you can’t emulate him?  Igor Stravinsky once said, “A good composer does not imitate; he steals.”  However, I somehow think the College would frown on plagiarism, so this project steers a bit clear from Stravinsky’s recommendation.  My project entails the composition of four pieces a la Sullivan, so here is an outline of certain traits of the four Sullivan archetypes I’ve writing in homage, along with the text I used, with some indication of how they fit into a hypothetical Sullivan operetta.

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