Concerning Expectations


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This course was developed and presented on the Canvas Network by Steve Stockdale, Mary Lahman, and Greg Thompson. It is reproduced here under terms of the Creative Commons Share Alike License as published on Canvas Network from 13 January – 24 February 2014.


MODULE 1:
What is General Semantics?

Map of the Module
A. PRELIMINARIES
Concerning Expectations
Survey – Point of View
Defining and Describing General Semantics
Basic Understandings

B. KORZYBSKI
Alfred Korzybski (1879-1950)
Korzybski’s Quest
Map|Territory: Foundational Premises
Abstracting-Evaluating
Two Worlds
Language(s) as Map(s)
Consciousness of Abstracting-Evaluating

C. ILLUSTRATIONS, EXAMPLES
Abstracting
Seeing
Hearing
Touch
Evaluating
Identification
Maps with no Territories
What is a ‘weapon’?
Was Uncle Bruce a Nazi?
Driving with an old map

D. ENVIRONMENT, ORIENTATION
Orientations and Environments
Evaluations-Meanings-Values
E. MODULE COMPLETION
Review and Reflection
Optional Activities
Quiz
References

Please watch this 9-minute video that addresses a few items regarding expectations. (You can click on the “CC” on the video player control bar to see the closed captions.)

Below the video we will maintain an updated list of the countries represented in the course and the chart of enrollment growth.

 

Countries represented in the course

If yours isn’t listed, please let us know. Updated 20 January.

  1. Argentina
  2. Australia
  3. Belgium
  4. Brazil
  5. Burkina Faso
  6. Canada
  7. Chile
  8. China
  9. Colombia
  10. Croatia
  11. Czech Republic
  12. Dubai
  13. Ecuador
  14. Egypt
  15. France
  16. Germany
  17. Greece
  18. Grenada
  19. Hungary
  20. Iceland
  21. India
  22. Iran
  23. Ireland
  24. Italy
  25. Japan
  26. Jordan
  27. Kazakhstan
  28. Kuwait
  29. Latvia
  30. Macedonia
  31. Malaysia
  32. Mexico
  33. Moldova
  34. Morocco
  35. Netherlands
  36. New Zealand
  37. Nicaragua
  38. Nigeria
  39. Norway
  40. Pakistan
  41. Paraguay
  42. Philipines
  43. Poland
  44. Romania
  45. Russia
  46. Saudi Arabia
  47. Serbia
  48. South Africa
  49. South Korea
  50. Spain
  51. Sweden
  52. Switzerland
  53. Tasmania
  54. Thailand
  55. Tunisia
  56. Turkey
  57. U.K. (England, Wales, and Scotland included)
  58. Uruguay
  59. U.S.
  60. Vanuatu
  61. Venezuela

 

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