Rocking the Annotated Bibliography

When getting started in the research process--whether for a project or a paper--the best position to adopt is curiosity. Sure, it's great to know things. But revel in the fact that you have an idea or two and want to explore more. It's too early to end up anywhere. You need to go find out … Continue reading Rocking the Annotated Bibliography

Time Sensitive Islam Scholar Team-Up

So my Islam class at the University of Alabama is preparing for their second exam. It basically covers 7th to 13th centuries (but that's kind of a like because we always jump around the timeline). I'd give you map coordinates but we jump around quite a bit there too. Anyway, I almost always hold a … Continue reading Time Sensitive Islam Scholar Team-Up

Teaching Starter: Stressing Definitions and Relativity

If one goes into studying this video with a checklist of Islamic doctrines, one will miss out on what made Muhammad Ali not just one of the prettiest boxers, but one of the most fierce public speakers of the 20th century.

Teaching Starter: An Introduction to Discourse Analysis

My penchant for backward course design impresses the need to consider method more and more. I'm asking myself what kind of work do I want students to be able to do by course's end. How will they know what they know?