Tag Archives: 2012

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Complete listings of Spring 2012 Courses

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Courses We Recommend

Here are some courses offered in Spring 2012 that the staffs at the Posse at Middlebury Blog have personally selected.


  1. PSYC 0224 – Psychological Disorders with Shirley Collado
    For anyone who visits the Posse at Middlebury Blog, Shirley Collado needs no introductions. As a non-academic faculty, it is a rare and very special occasion whenever Dean (or Professor) Collado gets to teach a course in the psychology department. While I have never taken a course with Dean Collado personally, I have taken the same exact course with the [prior] Dean of the College, Augustus Jordan and I enjoyed it thoroughly. Unless you’re at junior or senior standing though, it may be a stretch getting into the course (although I wouldn’t rule it out completely).
  2. CHNS 0270 – Chinese Sociolinguistics with Han Du
    I took this course my last semester of senior year and while it was probably one of the toughest course I have ever taken (as any course with the Chinese department tends to be), it was also one of the most rewarding. The more prior knowledge about the Chinese language and/or history you bring you, the more you will get out of the course. Professor Du, or more accurately Du Laoshi, was also granted tenure in Spring of 2011 so you can just imagine how awesome she must be.
  3. ENAM 0211 – Global Literature for Youth with Claudia Cooper
    I am ashamed to say that I was actually enrolled in this course and had to drop out of it but not because it wasn’t worthwhile but because I had to fulfill my major requirements before studying abroad. Subsequently when I returned from abroad I was never able to get into this course again. I did manage to take another course with Claudia Cooper (ENAM 0185 – Writing for Children) and it was definitely one of my favorite course at Middlebury. Professor Cooper is not only knowledgeable about children’s literature but a fantastic writing coach as well. Just be forewarned, they are both extremely intensive (but creative) writing courses.
  4. JAPN 0217 – Haruki Murakami and His Generation with Stephen Snyder

Are there any courses that you would recommend? Professors that you have questions about? Just leave a comment in this post and someone’s bound to have something to say about it.