Sunday, January 14, 2018

Effective Writing Tips and Techniques

This presentation goes over the keys to writing high-quality blog posts for this class. The tips and techniques apply to all writing.  Click here if you cannot view this Prezi.

Types of Grave Markers, Monuments and Memorials

Grave markers come in all shapes and sizes. Here is a guide to the most common types found in Charleston area graveyards and cemeteries. Click here if you cannot view this Prezi.

Researching Grave Sites (St. Patrick's, St. Philip Street)

Here are some things to do during and after visiting graveyards and cemeteries in terms of research methodology. Click here if you cannot open this Prezi.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Syllabus Spring 2018 "Beyond the Grave"

“Beyond the Grave: What Old Cemeteries Tell and Teach the Living”
Term: Spring 2018
Course Number: FYSE 111-02 (23577)
Class Meets: Mondays, 6-8:45 p.m.
Location: Robert Scott Small Room 138
Class Web (Blog) Site:
Instructor: Patrick Harwood/Department of Communication
Phone: 843.224.3112 (call/text)
Office: Robert Scott Small, Room 126
Office Hours: One hour before and after class
Peer Facilitator:  Megan Frederick

Circular Congregational Church

Situated in the historic district of the “Holy City,” the College of Charleston is surrounded by Charleston’s historic streets, buildings, and cemeteries.  This class will focus on the many 18th and 19th century graveyards within walking distance of campus and beyond. We will use multiple disciplinary perspectives to study long ago lives, researching and examining how people lived and died. Funerary customs- how people are buried, memorialized, and remembered- can tell us things about the past and also put into perspective, in some ways, our lives and lifestyles today.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Old Video Draws New "Spirited" Comments

What is that circled behind me???
A sharp-eyed viewer of this 2010 video I produced and put on YouTube noticed something going on in the background of my introduction that I never noticed before!

Check out the bizarre story on my "BirdsEyeViews" blog.