ILAS 2350 Syllabus (Online) Joyce.pdf

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ILAS 2350, Spring 2017, Online Course Office Hours by appointment ([email protected]), McElhinney Building, Room 232 1 ILAS 2350 INTRODUCTION TO LIBERAL STUDIES Prof. Sharon Joyce Course Description Introduction to Liberal Studies is a required course for the B.A. in Liberal Studies. It is meant to orient students toward the interrelationships between various branches of knowledge that inform higher educa- tion, and their inquiry into the conditions of our experience as human beings. This course will sharpen stu- dents’ skills in reading perceptively, writing insightfully, analyzing ideas and discussing them in a polite civic discourse. The course also prepares students with the cultural content and practical skills for an ad- vanced study in their chosen fields on their path to professional excellence and a life-long learning. This is an online course. First , you’ll do some readings and watch video lectures on “Blackboard Learn.” You will be quizzed on these materials. Second, you’ll have some other readings and a short essay to write. Third , you’ll comment on a preview written by a classmate each week on the discussion board. Everything (video lectures, quizzes, paper submissions, comments) will take place on “Blackboard Learn,” including the exams. (Read carefully the Book Preview Guidelines ). Learning Outcomes Students in the Introduction to Liberal Studies will gain fundamental skills in reading works across fields, particularly in the social sciences and humanities, and in analyzing and articulating evidence and argu- ments in oral and written forms. Students will have an understanding of some of the principle issues in the objectives and methods of, and some points of contention within and between, the various sciences. Assessment and Academic Honesty Seminar “Previews” (40%), Quizzes (20%), Discussion Board (10%), Midterm (10%), Final Exam (20%). It is violation of the UH Academic Honesty policy to present the work of others, including online sources, as your own. Violations of academic honesty can have serious consequences for your academic record and can result in dismissal from UH. On Academic Honesty, the Academic Calendar, Religious Holy Days, and Disabilities , see: . Required Readings All books can be purchased online at Liberal Studies Amazon aStore: . Weekly readings are available on Blackboard, where you can also find all the videos.
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