Arab Language and Literature Major Films the World
Anne Aghion, an Emmy Award winning documentary filmmaker, spent four months in Antarctica last fall documenting what that extraordinary place does to the people who live and study there. "Some people feel obliterated by it. Others feel enlarged."
This provocative question has become
the standard opening gambit in my math teaching. Students’ responses
include: climate change, terrorism, HIV/AIDS, Asian flu, energy dependence,
over population, animal extinctions and pollution. I go on to explain
that a major goal of our math course will be to see how mathematics
can be used to address these important societal issues. All to often,
mathematics courses focus exclusively on the mathematical content
without making linkages to such larger issues.
Today more women are attending college than men; many older, nontraditional students are earning degrees while raising families; and financial aid, scholarships, federal loan programs, and changed policies have opened collegiate doors for students of all income levels and cultural backgrounds.