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Course Syllabus HUMA 1301.HN1: Exploration of the Humanities (Honors) Spring 2015 SLC 2.203, MW 10- 11:15am Professor Jessica C. Murphy Professor Contact Information Jessica C. Murphy Office Phone: 972- 883- 4445 Email: [email protected] Office: JO 5.426 Office Hours: MW 9- 9:45am and by appointment Course Description Humans are storytellers, and many of the stories we tell follow similar patterns. In thisclass intended to demonstrate the relations among various forms of cultural expression, we will study three of these persistent narratives: “star- crossed lovers,” “revenge,” and “the quest.” One or more classic texts will serve as the core of each of theseunits, and we will examine a number of adaptations in a variety of artistic media. Student Learning Objectives/Outcomes In this course, students will: examine and analyze a variety of works from the humanities,and apply considered analysis and respond to works in the humanities as examples of human expression and aesthetic and philosophical principles. By the end of this course, students should demonstrate: an ability to analyze and critically evaluate a variety of worksfrom the humanities works in the context of culture, society, and values; an ability to compare and contrast the works with each other; and an understanding of the relationship between the structure of the works under analysis and their meaning. Required Textbooks and Materials William Shakespeare, Hamlet , The Pelican Shakespeare ISBN 9780140714548 & Romeo and Juliet , The Pelican Shakespeare, ISBN 9780140714845 (these texts are the most affordable with good notes; you may use another edition, but itmust have a good scholarly apparatus). Course pack available through University Readers. Marked "R" in schedule. UTD email account that you check frequently (seefull syllabus for information on email).
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Academic Calenda r 1 Date Thematic Assignment to be completed by class meeting Unit Activity in Class 1/12 1/14 1/19 1/21 1/26 1/28 Star- 2/2 cross'd Lovers Romeo and Juliet Acts 1- 3 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day No class meeting No class meeting Instructor will distribute Narrative Analysis Paper Guidelines by email on this day. Please take note of your questions. Romeo and Juliet Acts 4 & 5 Short Writing 1 Romeo and Juliet review (Walker) R Romeo and Juliet reviews (Walsh and Kappel) R Introduction to Course Romeo and Juliet film adaptations Romeo and Juliet dance adaptations 2/4 Pyramus and Thisbe excerpts R 2/9
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