We are starting on a trip. The destination has been defined by the catalog
description of the course. This syllabus and semester schedule are the
itinerary for that trip. A great deal of thought has been given as to how
to reach our destination. However, as with any trip worth taking, let's hope
that we will encounter exciting side trips and unexpected detours. Let's not
be blinded tourists adhereing without thought or interest to the guidebook.
If the opportunity arises for exciting and enriching side-excursions, let's
be flexible enough to realize that any syllabus is negotiable!