This basic grammar course taught by English Professor Luke Reinsma brings insights from both traditional and generative-transformational approaches to explain how language works. Watch as Dr. Reinsma introduces students to parts of speech, phrases and clauses, as well as to grammatical and mechanical rules for generating standard American English.
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Associate Professor of Biochemistry Ben McFarland continues his study of the chemical properties of biological compounds (carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, proteins, and nucleic acids), metabolism (biochemical energetics, enzymes, electron transportation, and oxidative phosphorylation), and the integration of metabolism (biochemical genetics, metabolic regulation) in his series of Winter Quarter 2013 lectures.
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry Ben McFarland studies the chemical properties of biological compounds (carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids and proteins, and nucleic acids), metabolism (biochemical energetics, enzymes, electron transport, and oxidative phosphorylation), and the integration of metabolism (biochemical genetics, metabolic regulation). Series of Autumn 2012 course lectures.
Associate Professor of Biochemistry Ben McFarland guides students through a variety physical chemistry topics, including thermodynamics, kinetics, quantum chemistry, and spectroscopy. Watch and listen to his lectures on SPU iTunes U.
SPU English Professor Luke Reinsma reads Chaucer’s The Miller’s Prologue and Tale in its original dialect. [Audio]
Interested in local and state government? John Hitt, City Manager of Lebanon, Oregon, spoke in Professor Caleb Henry’s State and Local Politics class. The class analyzes contemporary state and local governmental institutions and how they operate within America’s federal system. October 21, 2011. [Audio and Video]
Assistant Professor of Economics Geri Mason taught back-to-back courses in different buildings during Spring 2011 and wanted to make sure her second class started productively as she scurried from one location to the other. Her solution, PollEverywhere.com. She began each class with an open-ended question projected to the class and a phone number for texting answers. Within the first five minutes of class, she had feedback from all fifty students and students could see other students’ answers scrolling down the screen. Professor Mason could then ask students to get into groups to discuss their answers with others. Within 15 minutes of the class starting, she had students identifying key issues that she would teach about in her lecture.
Ben McFarland, Associate Professor of Biochemistry, walks students through a survey of physical chemistry topics, such as thermodynamics, kinetics, quantum chemistry and spectroscopy, including life science applications. Spring 2011. [Audio and Video]