Penn would have to include these disclaimers to assure that legally the student had not acquired credits toward a degree. It's an acknowledgement of accomplishment of which she can be proud. 


>>> Ken Armstrong 12/02/12 9:58 AM >>>
Oh my, could they have decorated their certificate with any more negatives? I'm betting it was a good course from which your partner profited, but twenty lashes with a wet noodle to the U of Penn and its English Dept for failing to put it in evidence on the certificate. After reading all the "not's" in the fine print, one is left to wonder what the "is's" are, or if in officialdom's eyes there are any. Typical. Where have I seen that reflex before?

Ken A

On 12/2/2012 5:32 AM, David Boyd wrote: Sadly, the OU's Twentieth Century Poetry Course has long ago been subsumed by more general 'Literature' courses, but I was very pleased to note that similar things are afoot across the www - see attached, which my partner recently very much enjoyed (I drag her to Eliotic events, so that's made her want to learn more...). I did find it very odd, though, that Eliot was largely excluded - for being UnAmerican, presumably........