Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Cryptozoology/"Three Men..." in the Classroom

Over at Cryptomundo, Loren Coleman has an interesting new post on Bigfoot in the classroom. As Loren says:

"Today, Wednesday, February 20th, I journey north to give a 1:10 pm to 2:00 pm lecture in a classroom at the DP Corbett building at the University of Maine at Orono. This event serves as a contemporary example of how cryptozoology and Bigfoot studies are being used in colleges, universities, and, yes, in secondary and elementary settings.

"Do you think this college class is being given in the anthropology or zoology department? Actually, neither.

"The course involving the subject of 50 years of my passionate research interest is English 101, an introductory composition course required of all first year UMaine students.

"Instructors Nick Mohlmann and Michelle Allen have designed this class so students will become involved in critical thinking. The students are required to read two books that present different view points on an issue.

"For their classes they are using my book Bigfoot! The True Story of Apes in America, Jeff Meldrum’s Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science and Nick Redfern’s Three Men Seeking Monsters."

Here's the link to the rest of Loren's article. It's certainly going to be interesting to see the response of the students!

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