Friday, July 25, 2014

EWIS Summer Class Over

EWIS Students Laughing at/with Me

Six of my ten EWIS students were able to go with me for coffee at the ECC Starbucks on Tuesday -- bringing along some contraband doughnuts supplied by the EPO -- and these acronyms have gone far enough! Spelled out:
EWIS = Ewha Writing-Intensive School

ECC = Ewha Campus Complex

EPO = English Program Office
The photo was sent to me by the woman in the far-right corner. I think she already has her doctorate, and I know she works in the Forensic Anthropological Laboratory and Department of Anatomy, where she is an expert at estimating body mass based on the wear and tear of ankle bones on skeletons. Or that's my guess judging from the article she was working on in class.

The woman in the blue dress is leaving for the US next Monday for a doctoral program in women's studies, if I recall. She was a good addition to my course because we read about Korean identity, and she had already given it a lot of thought over the years in the history classes she had attended, and she also had a lot of insightful things to say about the need for a culture of discussion in Korea, a topic we also read on in my course.

The remaining students in the photo were undergrads, with the three on the left all coming from the Division of International Studies (DIS) at Ewha, and the one on the right coming from the States, where she studies as a pre-med student. The student closest to the camera had perfect attendance, something for her to take pride in since no one else managed that! All four of the undergrads speak good English and therefore also contributed well to the discussion topics.

For that matter, so did everyone in the course, including the four who couldn't make the coffee klatch . . .



At 8:15 AM, Blogger Kevin Kim said...

Nice to see you surrounded by your women. Sounds as though you had very good students, although it's too bad you had to teach during the summer.

At 8:44 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

I 'have to' teach every summer and every winter. Not a required "have to," but an understood one, mostly to show myself both helpful and useful. But EWIS is fun to teach . . . for me.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 1:20 PM, Blogger Carter Kaplan said...

Looks like a great group!

At 1:43 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

They were fun!

Jeffery Hodges

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At 2:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does the wife know you had lunch with a bevy of beautiful young ladies? Not that your timelessly beautiful wife has any reason to worry.


At 7:45 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Fortunately, this blog is top secret.

Jeffery Hodges

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