The intersection of religion and politics…

Okay so several groups are on different schedules, some are starting presentations, other have already done discussions and are continuing those into next week. For next week we will be discussing terrorism and religion coexisting in the modern world, are they symbiotic or mutually exclusive? We will begin discussion on Islamaphobia in Europe and abroad, and begin talking about 9/11 and the impact of this event on American culture and the fabric of American society. For next week, our discussion will continue, and your homework is to print and complete the below vocabulary exercises, also print and read the following article and the discussion we have will be held in class.

  • Is religion a cause or an effect of human suffering?
  • How did 9/11 and Charlie Hedbo change the world? Why?
  • What constitutes terrorism? How should the global community approach terrorism?

Below is your required vocabulary for the second semester. For now, we will put phrasal verbs and idioms on hold for later in the year, as many of these are incorporated into the below listed vocabulary.

Here are the vocabulary readings in full, for the rest of our semester. I may modify this but for now, this will be your required exercise for the remainder of the semester. For Wednesday, I would like you to print and complete Vince chapter 8 which we will go over and class, but copy ONLY McCarthy and O’Dell chapter 45-48, we will go over these in class and begin to work on them together, to answer any questions, you will then complete them on your own throughout the week. Here are the full names of the texts, copies of these should be available under Mott Year 2, but if you run into any issues, you may always find them under the other instructor’s name Cullen Year 2, as this section is doing the same vocabulary as we are.

  • Advanced Language Practice (M. Vince) 2010 edition : vocab chapters:  8, 10, 12, 14, 16
  • English Vocabulary in Use (advanced) (M. McCarthy and F. O’Dell): chapters 45-54, 60-61

Please e-mail me with questions. In other news, I will be having an American Film Club every other week, located in room 105, the first meeting will be Monday March 23rd at 5:15 p.m. and we will be watching the classic American film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and discussing it afterwards. I will provide snacks for the first meeting, but feel free to bring anything you want to eat or snack on. Hope to see you guys there!


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