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  • Posted in: AHA Member Forum

    My college days were under the semester system, grad school under quarters. I much prefered the semester route. Knowledge should be savored, we do not need intellectual fast food, wolfed down without time to digest. ------------------------------ William ...

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    Much has to do with advisement and administration. some students have the time and will use it, others are looking to rush through for a degree to use outside academe. when I was chair of my sociology department, I always advised students against taking ...

  • Posted in: AHA Member Forum

    I grew up with semesters and taught with semesters and quarters. I much prefer semesters even though students may carry more courses [five or six compared to three or four per full load], esp. when much reading is involved. Semesters provide more flexibility ...

  • Posted in: AHA Member Forum

    Speaking as a student, I experienced semesters at community college, then quarters at my four year school until my four year school switched to semesters. I found semesters much better. A shortened term means rushing through content without much opportunity ...

  • Posted in: AHA Member Forum

    Having been a student on both quarters and semesters (undergrad on quarters, grad in a University transitioning away from full-year courses to semesters--the University of Toronto in 1970) and having taught on both, I'd like to underscore the need to ...

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