“思想并非一只用以盛装的空罐子，而是一团亟待点燃的火焰” —— 古希腊哲学家普罗塔戈。
该系列课程将有助于同学们获得如下技能和习惯：细致的观察力、精微的分析力、发现强而有力的论点、展开充满想象的对比、对不同观点的接纳力和包容力、以及胸怀世界的眼界和抱负 —— 这些都将为同学们成功应对这个复杂多变的世界打下坚实的基础。
Mr. Kemick老师：获奖诗人、记者、小说家。他的新书《I Am Herod》带领读者深入幕后、揭开全球最宏大的宗教事件之一的真相。他还出版过诗集《Caribou Run》。Mr. Kemick老师从事诗歌、纪实文学和小说三体创作，还在英加两国出版过不同的文选。获奖众多，包括两届国家优秀杂志文学奖。Mr. Kemick老师现在是卡尔加里大学庞巴迪学者、英语文学/创意写作在读博士。
授课老师 #1：Dr. Kemick
Dr. Kemick老师：获奖诗人、记者、小说家。他的新书《I Am Herod》带领读者深入幕后、揭开全球最宏大的宗教事件之一的真相。他还出版过诗集《Caribou Run》。Dr. Kemick老师从事诗歌、纪实文学和小说三体创作，作品收入北美和欧洲多部文选。获奖众多，包括两届国家优秀杂志文学奖。
授课老师 #2: Dr. Prusko
Dr. Prusk老师现任教于阿尔伯塔大学英语文学和电影系，开设文学、写作和传媒各类人文课程。教书育人逾二十载，屡获文学院颁发的“杰出教学奖”殊荣。Dr. Prusk教学和科研齐头并进，专研莎士比亚、近代戏剧和儿童文学，频发著作。
Barrie, J. M.: Peter and Wendy
Bulgakov, Mikhail: The Master and Margarita
Conrad, Joseph: Heart of Darkness
D'Ormesson, Jean: The Glory of the Empire
Munro, Alice: The View from Castle Rock
Frazier, Charles: Cold Mountain
Ishiguro, Kazuo: Never Let Me Go
Marlowe, Christopher: Dr. Faustus
McCarthy, Cormac: All the Pretty Horses
Antony and Cleopatra
As You Like It
Measure for Measure
Henry IV, Part 1
Shapcott, Jo: Of Mutability
Tolkien, J. R. R.: The Hobbit
Williams, John: Augustus
Woolf, Virginia: Mrs. Dalloway
"I enjoyed the much more in-depth and challenging discussion about the subjects. It was unbelievably helpful and really opened my eyes to what I could write. As for the instructor, I have never had an instructor or English teacher as compassionate, patient, knowledgeable, and articulate as Dr. Richard Kemick. He has definitely played a big role in my writing journey, and has brought forth so many new ideas and thought processes to the table."
“I enjoyed the discussions and the questions that he asked us to answer and because I was doing it with my friends it made it more fun to talk and collaborate. The assignments that were assigned were very different than what I'm used to, but I really enjoyed them because they were creative writing. Our instructor Mr. Kemick is really nice and honestly makes you feel welcome to talk and he was fun to listen to. He makes us answer questions so we can teach each other.”
"I did enjoy the course; I really liked how flexible it was and how the instructor would adjust the syllabus based on our personal needs and always asked for our opinions on homework assignments and reading material. The instructor’s greatest strengths were the questions he asked us during class to lead us into further understanding and interpreting a certain story or article, since it really forced us to think deeper and process what we were reading, and it also taught us that in the future, we can ask those questions to ourselves to help digest a piece of writing. I also particularly liked how he would give us very straight-to-the-point feedback, both good and bad, to help us realize our shortcomings and help us improve for next time."
"I really enjoyed the course in general. The teacher made me look forward to the classes each week, and on top of that, I learned a ton of new information. I think the course was pretty much perfect, and I do not have any suggestions for how to improve it."
"I enjoyed this course. Dr. Kemick was very straightforward in letting me know what he wanted. His methods are clear, concise, and easy to understand. In my opinion, his lack of sugarcoating is one of his strengths. His lessons were beneficial for letting me write more descriptive essays"
"Mr. Kenwick is a very experienced instructor. He is good at engaging his students to participate in class discussion and delivering the lecture in a way which won’t make his audience feel bored. My daughter enjoyed attending his class."
"I enjoyed the part where the instructor would go over our homework in class and give feedback. The instructor was very clear which made it easy to understand."
“Dr. Prusko embraces and celebrates innovative and novel ideas, which allows her students to truly thrive in their own explorations of literature. She has been a huge inspiration in both the academic and personal facets of my life.”
“The writing methods she introduced have proven to be invaluable across a variety of subjects and situations; when my friends are struggling with their writing, I recommend the techniques I learned from Dr. Prusko. Her enthusiasm and skill are truly remarkable.”
“I absolutely loved this course. Dr. Prusko is an amazing teacher who really cares about her students and takes time to make sure they understand the material. She is always willing to help and provide constructive feedback and is great at promoting class community and discussion.”
“Dr. Prusko is an incredible teacher and clearly knowledgeable and passionate about literature. Her class was challenging, but she provided constructive and helpful feedback and really encouraged us to do our best. She encouraged class discussions which were always interesting and helpful to the topic we were discussing.”
“I found myself working hard in this class because I felt compelled by the topic, and because I felt Dr. Prusko was very invested in our advancement in the class.”
“I think that the way Dr. Prusko is prepared, honest, humorous, and knowledgeable made learning more interesting and I enjoyed it. She was easily my best teacher.”