By Sarah Schuetze
When preparing a meal, a standard cooking time can be shortened by increasing heat or pressure. How do you begin to condense the “cook time” of a college semester?
Fifteen weeks of class sessions, assignments, readings, discussions, projects, and tests…Sometimes it doesn’t feel long enough to fit everything in. However, UK Linguistics professor Mark Lauersdorf and visiting professor Joachim Scharloth collaborated on designing a compressed course comprised of just five days.
Instead of heat and pressure, Lauersdorf and Scharloth used intensive student interaction and a condensed schedule to serve up a complete course.
The one-credit class