Please write a good solid paragraph where you comment on any
of the following topics, raise any questions that come to mind: what do you
know about this week's topic already? what interests you about this topic? what
more would you like to learn about it? When you are done, post your comments
in the "Starting Assumptions" section of this week's Blackboard
Discussion Board. Please make sure that you do this by
Tuesday midnight; it is up to you whether you want to do this before
or after the Background assignment (either way is fine).
Note: you do not have to answer all these questions; just
pick the ones that are the most relevant to what's on your mind.
- have you ever heard of the adventures of "Reynard the Fox" or
his rival the wolf, "Ysengrimus"? have you ever read any excerpts
from the medieval beast epic tradition in a class at school?
- when you think of cartoon animals and their names, what are the first cartoon
animals tha come to mind? what are the names of these animals?
- which of these cartoon pairs do you remember best: Sylvester and Tweety?
Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote? Tom and Jerry? Foghorn Leghorn and Dawg? some
other pair? why do you think these stories of endless rivalry are so popular
- at the bottom of the page you will find some images from
this week's unit; if any of these images make a big impression on you, you
can share your thoughts about the image and what it suggests to you (click
on the image to learn more about it!)
Modern Languages 4970 / MRS 4903: Medieval Latin. Spring
2003 Online Course at the University of Oklahoma. Visit http://www.ou.edu/online/
for more info.
Laura Gibbs, University of Oklahoma - Information Technology © 2003.
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