Friday, December 02, 2005

Getting an "A" in Bush hatred

posted by Rob at 10:00 AM

I came across a blog today described as "A class discussion blog for Derek Stanovsky's Fall 2005 Freud courses at Appalachian State University." You can see it here.

Looking over it, it appears to do more with Bush hatred. Most of the posts are orgamsmic links to sites opposing actions in Iraq.

By the way, the name of the blog is "Freud Blog." One post is by the course instuctor and it points his students to his page at The top comment - the first is more than a year - is:
Both classes I've taken from him has altered my entire world view. He is a genius. Workload is hard, but not ridiculous. He has a knack for explaining dense material.
I googled Derek Stanovsky and found he is "an Assistant Professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and has been teaching at Appalachian State University since 1995. He is the Director of Internet Studies, teaches courses on Internet Studies, Marx's Capital and in Watauga College, and is a member of the Women's Studies faculty."

That page includes a running "Cost of the War in Iraq" and another plea to "Rate Me."

This isn't a slam against anyone. It's just an interesting example of how some in higher education use the internet. You can only guess what answers earn you an "A."


Blogger John Norris Brown said...

Sadly, this is far too typical.. both at ASU and most campuses across the country..

8:53 PM, December 03, 2005  
Blogger Marie said...

Oh my gosh! Did you see the post about how the students were going to show how we market war as 'beautiful'. I really, really want to see that class project.

7:13 PM, December 07, 2005  
Blogger Marie said...

I can just see the project now, " Like, camo is everywhere in fashion and like, so are combat boots too man."

7:14 PM, December 07, 2005  

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