When it was first published in 1997, The Course Syllabus became the gold standard reference for both new and experienced college faculty.
Like the first edition, this book is based on a learner-centered approach. Because faculty members are now deeply committed to engaging students in learning, the syllabus has evolved into a useful, if lengthy, document. Today's syllabus provides details about course objectives, requirements and expectations, and also includes information about teaching philosophies, specific activities and the rationale for their use, and tools essential to student success.
Thomas Hardy – The Short Stories - An Introduction. Many giants of Literature originate from the shores of these emerald isles; Shakespeare, Dickens, Chaucer, The Brontës and Austen to which most people would willingly add the name Thomas Hardy.
Far From The Madding Crowd, Tess Of The D'Urbervilles, The Mayor Of Casterbridge are but three of his literary masterpieces. But let us add to this his short stories. They are often overlooked as being the poor, under-developed relative of a greater work. But from writers of the calibre of Hardy this is just not so. He picks stories and creates characters that drive, meld and create pages that in their numerically shorter length are in fact the perfect length. Our stories are read for you by Richard Mitchley.
47 Houses on the Long Journey Home is a big story; a story of love and adventure spanning decades and continents. Two young people set out on a search that takes them from America's midwest to Hong Kong's Suzy Wong area, from life as sheltered expats to living in an old fishing village on the South China Sea and aboard an ocean-going junk in a typhoon shelter, speaking Chinese.
Why? Not even they seem to know. Deeper than the apparent reasons there is a keen longing to delve into life, to find that basic root of what it means to be human. The De Prees and their four children always plan to come back to a li le town in the US - soon...and a fter twenty years in Hong Kong and ten years in the Middle East, gaining new understandings of culture and art, they finally make it. On a chance trip to the mountains of North Carolina they fall in love with a big blue mountain, a creek, and a whole community of artists, singers and warm-hearted people - And house number 47, which finally becomes home.
Lenore De Pree comes from strong Dutch stock in Chicago, was raised in the back hills of Appalachian Kentucky where her parents took in 90 home children, and has been trying to tie worlds together ever since.
Now that her worlds include Chinese and Arabian cultures, the scope has expanded. De Pree alternates between writing and oil painting, searching between colors and words to express a deep-felt response to life.
She has published books in New York and in the midwest. Life now consists of working with husband Gordon in an art gallery in West Jefferson, North Carolina, high up in the Blue Ridge mountains- and enjoying their grown children and grandchildren.
Something sinister is happening on the streets of San Francisco. Suicides by hanging. Beautiful dead women with syringes hanging in their arms. Separate unconnected cases, and it's up to Police Inspector Keller and Park to find the connection. Their investigation leads them through a complex labyrinth of clues and evidence: Suicides, homicides, terrorism, drug trafficking and human trafficking! Will Keller and Park find out who's behind this intricate network of evil? Keller and Park will always give it everything that they've got. But will all they've got be enough, or will they have to pay the ultimate price?
A classic, accessible award-winning biography of Australia's most iconic author, leading feminist and humanitarian.
Stolen from another world, the great warrior Malja has sought one thing above all else - a way home. With the help of her companions, Tommy and Fawbry, she may finally have her chance. Cole Watts, the genius at melding magic and machinery from the ruins of the once-civilized world, has returned to her dangerous experiments in creating portals. With her is Harskill, a man who came to Corlin through just such a portal. A man who is from the same world as Malja.
But as Malja's hopes rise, so do her problems. After years of using magic, Tommy is spiraling into madness - bad for any magician, but for one as powerful as Tommy, it could destroy the whole world. Caught between those she loves and that which she desires most, Malja will have to risk everything - friendships, lives, even her chances to get home - in order to save it all.