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H ALEX CHEN, ESP Teacher




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Past Classes

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S618: From the Nature to Your Tap: Water Treatment, Quality, and Sustainability in Rainstorm Spring 2021 (May. 15 - 16, 2021)
Think about your drinking water: Where did it come from? How was it treated? Is it safe to drink, how can you tell? What are some of the issues associated with drinking water in the world today? This module provides a comprehensive overview of drinking water treatment, quality, and sustainability. The module begins by an introduction to the concept of watershed and provides an overview of water treatment process from raw to distribution. The module introduces water quality measurement and monitoring through the regulations of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Topics such as lead and copper, hardness, bacteria, PFAS, and alkalinity will be covered. In the end, students will gain an understanding of some of the changes and challenges facing water quality and quantity, including contamination, availability, and distribution.


H642: Irish Presence in America in Rainstorm Spring 2021 (May. 15 - 16, 2021)
The Great Famine of 1845 was often viewed as the 'first wave' of mass migration from Ireland to the United States. Some 32.7 million people in America claimed Irish descent in 2015. This module examines the influence of Irish diaspora in America and traces the development of Irish American communities. It will assess the social and political influence of American Irish communities in the rebellions, revolts, and revolutions that led to the establishment of independent Ireland. The overreaching idea is the strong ties between Ireland and the United States throughout history. Topics include the potato famine, cultural memory, Irish communities in America, the Young Ireland Movement, the Fenian Brotherhood and the Irish Republican Brotherhood, and the Easter Rising of 1916. If time allows, the course will address the cultural significance of St. Patrick's Day and late generation Irish identity in America.


H494: Irish Presence in America in Rainstorm Fall 2020 (Dec. 05 - 06, 2020)
This course examines the influence of the Irish diaspora in America and examines the impact of the American Irish communities. It will assess the social and political influence of American Irish communities in the rebellions, revolts, and revolutions that led to the establishment of independent Ireland. The overreaching idea is the strong ties between Ireland and the United States throughout history. Topics include the potato famine, cultural memory, Irish communities in America, the Young Ireland Movement, the Fenian Brotherhood and the Irish Republican Brotherhood, and the Easter Rising of 1916. If time allows, the course will address the cultural significance of St. Patrick's Day and late generation Irish identity in America.


H115: Irish Presence in America in Rainstorm Spring 2020 (May. 30 - 31, 2020)
This course will emphasize the influence of the Irish diaspora in America. The lecture begins with the mass immigration caused by the Great Famine in Ireland and examines the communities and impacts of those Irish immigrants in America. It will assess the social and political influence of American Irish communities in the rebellions, revolts, and revolutions that led to the establishment of independent Ireland. The overreaching idea is the strong ties between Ireland and the United States throughout history. Topics include the potato famine, cultural memory, Irish communities in America, the Young Ireland Movement, the Fenian Brotherhood and the Irish Republican Brotherhood, and the Easter Rising of 1916. If time allows, the course will address the cultural significance of St. Patrick's Day and late generation Irish identity in America.