Student Guide - Navigating the Course
-- a university of arizona
course on methods and approaches for studying the future
This guide is for registered
students as well as guests that might want to take this class on their own.
The differences in these two groups is in the two areas: registered students
meet face-to-face with the instructor and also may work with a an additional
professor (at the University of Arizona or elsewhere - if they wish to purse
a discussion in a particular area). Otherwise, the features below should be
used by everyone. There is a good deal of very good information on Internet,
but you often need a guide to take you through the maze of information (there
is a lot of bad as well as the good information). I will be your guide.
Use this page as a way of
knowing what you should do first, about how fast you might progress (remembering
that everyone is different in their interests, needs, and available time), how
to review material and have some practice tests, and identify places to explore
when you want to pursue things in more detail. You should also make use of all
the material organized on the class home page (ag.arizona.edu/futures)
or the site map.
- A description of 5 learning
modules, with links to specific areas to read. This section serves as the
"what to do and when to do it" for the course. For registered students,
I will remind you of the specific assignments as they come up - in the assignments
link on the home page as well as by weekly email. For guests, you can use
the modules as a guide on navigating the course. The 5 modules are:
- 1. Getting your bearings
- 2. Exploring and learning
- 3. Techniques and putting
it all together
- 4. Keeping your eye on
- 5. Review and summary
Study Questions and Exams
- A listing of questions
organized by course module topics. You can address these questions to your
satisfaction, in a self pacing and grading process. These will not count toward
the course grade and are for your benefit. For course grading, see the syllabus.
- A collection of review
links organized by course module topics. These can be used as quick assessments
of what is in the module or (hopefully) as a way to review the material quickly
AFTER you have been through the more detailed links listed in the course modules.
- The whole course is summarized
(perhaps "highlighted" is a better descriptor) as a series of a
few links to key areas within the site. This allows you to get an overall
perspective by looking at the entries and only select the ones you wish to
read in more depth. You might think of it as a quick summary of the course
review, where the course review itself it a summary of the individual course
The Class as a "Shortcourse"
- If you wanted a quick
overview of the class, or you want a "tune up" on your futures techniques
after you leave the course, use this link. It is designed for multiple purposes
- from those that want to learn the essentials of futures studies quickly
to those who took the regular course and want to review.
Return to "Anticipating
the Future" course home page
Prepared by Roger L. Caldwell