December 31, 2013
The best aspects of the course included a lecture-discussion format that allowed for student analysis of a topic after it was introduced. Students found the discussions helpful for learning the materials and retaining the information. Students had few suggestions for improving the course. One suggestion included boosting class participation during the discussions and peer review to encourage discourse among peers. Prospective students should be enthusiastic about the subject, even if they do not have prior knowledge. They should be prepared to complete a balanced level of course work and to discuss high level concepts in a group of peers.