Monday, March 26, 2012

Early Migrations

Learning Community HIST 1302 PSYCH 2301-Ch 10

Motivation: Initiate, sustain, direct, and terminate actions.
  • need
  • drive
Freud's theory of drive reduction (reduces anxiety)

Assignment: Munzert IQ Test

  • Women apply makeup to simulate a state of sexual arousal
  • In Nazi concentration camps, women pinched their cheeks or applied blood to make themselves appear more vital, hoping they would not be killed.
Ford's Assembly line
  • mass production of cars
    • add historical context
      • Frederick Taylor
      • 5 dollar day
    • Americanization
    • Standardization
    • Consolidation
Abraham Maslow (Motivation)

  • hierarchy of needs
    • self actualization: a belief in the possibility that you can fulfill your potential
    • if needs at the lower level are not met, needs at the higher level cannot be adequately addressed (prepotent)
      • motivation for immigration (pre-potent needs)
        • Work into discussion of "Deciding to be Legal"

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Summer Intensive Arabic Program in Morocco

Summer 2012 Opportunity for Students:

Summer Intensive Language Program at
The Arab-American Language Institute in Morocco

The Arab-American Language Institute in Morocco
The National Council, in collaboration with The Arab-American Language Institute in Morocco (AALIM) for the summer of 2012, is pleased to announce its Summer Language program in the Kingdom of Morocco. Students will spend six weeks in historic Meknes, Morocco taking part in an intensive Arabic language program. Students at all levels of Arabic proficiency are encouraged to apply.

Students will spend four (4) hours each weekday in formal Modern Standard Arabic classes, as well as complete out-of-the-classroom assignments. The AALIM center is host to a community of Arabic learners throughout the summer, providing for a fully immersive program. Students may choose to take an additional three (3) hours of Moroccan darija dialect classes.

Those selected will also gain direct personal experience in Moroccan culture, history, and society through a variety of day excursions, local outings, workshops and demonstrations. Meknes is an ideal setting for students to focus on learning Arabic while exploring ancient and modern Morocco. The main AALIM center is located inside the traditional walled old city, called the Medina, an area which features heavily in the Western popular imagination of Morocco. Meknes is also a thriving modern metropolis of over one million residents. The AALIM center is just a short walk from the bustling town center in the New City.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Amid Finger-Pointing, Hurricane Relief Lags

This is the story Kevin Marshall was telling us about. It looks like Rick Perry turned over management of the recovery funds to a private contractor that paid its lowest-paid employees (interns) $60 an hour. Get the full story here.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Extra Credit Opportunity--The Dream Act

Did you see the part about, "lunch provided?"

Historical Maps

Extra Credit Opportunity

"Older Women's Legacy--Telling Our Stories."

Wednesday, March 21, Women's Resource Center, 12:00-1:00.

Women from this community will read stories from their lives. Not only are the stories representative of women’s lives in the 1940’s and 1950’s but they are stories that model narrative writing. The class is comprised of women from all walks of life. They are your grandmothers and great grandmothers, and they write with compelling authenticity.

Women's Resource Center, March Events