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Face to Face

April 23, 2012


When I signed up for this class at the end of freshman year, I was enthralled with idea of learning how to become a better presenter. At the beginning of the second semester, we began this with full force. In the first few weeks of February the class took a break from research and writing […]

Connecting the Dots

December 5, 2011


The last project that our Age of Ex class tackled was based on the Reformation. In my research I specifically focused on Calvinism and the concept of predestination. Earlier this week, we started reading a basic overview of the Political Enlightenment, focusing mainly on the beginning of the 17th century. In reading The Seventeenth Century: […]

Preordained and Predestined

November 18, 2011


In 1536 when John Calvin published the first edition of¬†The Institutes of the Christian Religion, the Reformation was already underway, with Martin Luther in Germany,¬†Huldrych Zwingli in Switzerland, and King Henry VIII in England. Although he was not the first, and certainly not the last, John Calvin had a profound effect on the religious structure […]

Already Halfway There…

November 2, 2011


Initially, when I heard about the Reformation, images of King Henry VIII come to my mind with his six wives, but through further exploration, I came to see the Reformation as so much more. We began by, as a class, reading an article that described the reformation as a whole. This was really helpful for […]

A Research Project in Retrospect

October 24, 2011


For me, the initial attraction to Age of Ex was the prospective of being able to learn about a time period through a topic of my choosing. The self-paced, self-structured, free learning experience appealed to me on many different levels. As we progressed into the year, I was overjoyed when we started the first research […]