Also at Humanities Commons: https://hcommons.org/members/johnrobertwallace/
Some of my classes have been podcast and can be found online.
Office — Dwinelle Hall, Rm 5110, on the Cal campus
IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING TAKING ONE OF MY CLASSES SPRING 2020: I suggest you listen to whatever of the below short audios is relevant to your situation. (Perhaps the active learning segment is relevant to everyone.) After listening, you might want to consider looking for a different class. You are welcome in my class, but my approach isn't always a good fit for students and some aspects of class might surprise you at a time when it is too late to do anything about it. (By the way, pardon for the strange sounding voice sometimes. I'm trying to learn to talk more slowly for things like this....) Note! Audio launches automatically when you click on a link.
WHEN TELEBEARS IS PREVENTING YOU FROM ENROLLING INTO ONE OF MY COURSES: The courses I teach are managed by the EA Lang department in a way that helps insure majors can enroll, and so fulfill department requirements. If you are interested in the class and it is full, get on the waitlist. If the waitlist is full, come to the first class anyway. Many who are seeking to enter actually drop, once they get a full sense of what the class is like. I cannot estimate your chances of enrollment because class selection strategies for my courses are changing and past experience is not a good indicator of current courses.
I saw an email about student accommodations after I composed and posted my syllabi. There is a new website that collects together resources for teachers and students around accommodation requests and needs. It is called Academic Accommodations Hub. I am pasting in here the recommended paragraph from that new website. I agree with all of the below.
Students are often hesitant to request accommodations. You can help by assuring them that reasonable academic accommodations are their right and exist in order for them to have a fair chance at academic success. Encourage students to request academic accommodations through the campus offices that exist for this purpose, and are staffed by professionals.
You can make it easier for students by including a link to this website on your syllabus and by using some or all of the following talking points when you go over your syllabus in class.
IF YOU ARE JOINING ONE OF MY COURSES LATE:
*J173 is the easiest class to join late. Next would be J177. It is also not that difficult to join late. EA109 covers material very quickly from the first day. Once a week has passed, it is not wise to join this class. You may never be in "A" grade range.
If you are unable to enroll because of a full class or waitlist, read the above note "WHEN TELEBEARS IS PREVENTING YOU FROM ENROLLING INTO ONE OF MY COURSES"
A course dictionary of terms and the concepts they represent that are used frequently in my course instructions and grading rubrics that the student needs to understand in order to score well.
Titles, people, places, and terms in premodern and modern Japanese literature.
These panels lead to pages on the imperial poetry collection Selection of Poems Old and New (Kokin waka shū), The Tale of Genji and Heian culture, and The Tale of Heike. Each of these was developed for lecture series at the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco or for classes at UC-Berkeley but have been modified over time. They are intended for a general audience. The code supporting them is quite old.