Welcome

 . . . to Hugh Nicoll's Moodle site for students at MMU, which I have titled my Virtual Salon. To enroll in one of the courses here, you'll need to be enrolled in one of my face-to-face classes, and get an enrolment key to register for and participate in your course. I will offer online practice exercises to support our in-class activities, and forums for sharing your work with me and with your classmates.

    Available courses

    “Introduction to Latin American Studies” is a lecture course designed to introduce students to the interdisciplinary study [学際的 ] of Latin American social and political history. It is designed to extend and complement the work students have done in アメリカ文化論, and Introduction to intercultural communication courses. Latin America is generally defined as including the mostly Spanish speaking countries of the Caribbean, Central and South America and of course, Brazil.  We will, therefore, work with a variety of texts in trying to come to terms with the basic question, "What is Latin American culture and how did it come to be this way?"

    “Introduction to American Studies” is a lecture course designed to introduce students to the interdisciplinary study [学際的 ] of American social and political history. My primary goal is to introduce you to the contradictions and complexity of the social and cultural history of the United States. We will, therefore, work with a variety of texts in trying to come to terms with the basic question, "What is "American" culture and how did it come to be this way?"


    During the American Literature course we will work with a number of assigned texts, all online: Kathryn VanSpanckeren's A Brief Introduction to American Literature, and an anthology of American short stories, poetry, and excerpts from novels. The reading assignments will be supplemented by in-class mini-lectures introducing other art forms – mostly paintings and music in order to link the literary history of the United States to the economic, historical and popular culture contexts for the texts we will study in the course. 

    “Introduction to Latin American Studies” is a lecture course designed to introduce students to the interdisciplinary study [学際的 ] of Latin American social and political history. It is designed to extend and complement the work students have done in アメリカ文化論, and Introduction to intercultural communication courses. Latin America is generally defined as including the mostly Spanish speaking countries of the Caribbean, Central and South America and of course, Brazil.  We will, therefore, work with a variety of texts in trying to come to terms with the basic question, "What is Latin American culture and how did it come to be this way?"

    “Introduction to Latin American Studies” is a lecture course designed to introduce students to the interdisciplinary study [学際的 ] of Latin American social and political history. It is designed to extend and complement the work students have done in アメリカ文化論, and Introduction to intercultural communication courses. Latin America is generally defined as including the mostly Spanish speaking countries of the Caribbean, Central and South America and of course, Brazil.  We will, therefore, work with a variety of texts in trying to come to terms with the basic question, "What is Latin American culture and how did it come to be this way?"

    “Introduction to American Studies” is a lecture course designed to introduce students to the interdisciplinary study [学際的 ] of American social and political history. My primary goal is to introduce you to the contradictions and complexity of the social and cultural history of the United States. We will, therefore, work with a variety of texts in trying to come to terms with the basic question, "What is "American" culture and how did it come to be this way?"


    A listening and speaking course for MMU second year students, based on Unlock: Listening & Speaking Skills (1), Cambridge University Press. We will use both online work hosted on this Moodle server, the online components of the textbook, and in-class listening and speaking activities in the effort to help course participants improve the fluency and accuracy of their English.

    A listening and speaking course for MMU second year students, based on Unlock: Listening & Speaking Skills (2), Cambridge University Press. We will use both online work hosted on this Moodle server, the online components of the textbook, and in-class listening and speaking activities in the effort to help course participants improve the fluency and accuracy of their English.

    A listening and speaking course for MMU second year students, based on Unlock: Listening & Speaking Skills (2), Cambridge University Press. We will use both online work hosted on this Moodle server, the online components of the textbook, and in-class listening and speaking activities in the effort to help course participants improve the fluency and accuracy of their English.

    A listening and speaking course for MMU second year students, based on Unlock: Listening & Speaking Skills (3), Cambridge University Press. We will use both online work hosted on this Moodle server, the online components of the textbook, and in-class listening and speaking activities in the effort to help course participants improve the fluency and accuracy of their English.