Monday, August 15: Course is ready now!

School does not start officially until Monday, August 22, but if you would like to start this online class early, it is ready to go! All the first week assignments are available now if you want to get a head start. Even though there are no class meetings for this online course, you do have assignments that are DUE already on Tuesday of the first week of classes (August 23) - so if you can complete those assignments before the deadline, that will give you one less thing to worry about when your regular classroom-based classes get started.

All the information you need about the Week 1 Orientation assignments can be found at the course website; just click on the Week 1 Orientation link to get started. The assignments for Week 2 and for the following weeks are also ready to go, if you want to get a big head start. As always, there are lots of little things I have to adjust at the beginning of each new semester, and if you find something that is not working or is not clear, it will be a big help if you can let me know. Thanks!

August 15: Indian Independence Day
. Today, August 15, the anniversary of Indian Independence from British rule in the year 1947. You can read about Indian Independence Day in this Wikipedia article. Below is a sand sculpture commemorating the Indian Independence of 1947, showing two fighters for Indian freedom - Mahatma Gandhi and Subhash Chandra Bose: