Hum 1A syll 09

Hum 1A syll 09 - San Jos State University Humanities...

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San José State University Humanities Department Humanities 1A Honors, Ancient Era, Seminar section 15, Fall, 2009 Instructor: Cynthia Rostankowski Office Location: Clark Hall 441 Telephone: (408) 924-4508 Email: [email protected] Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00-4:30, Wednesdays 10:00-12:00, and by appointment Class Days/Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30-11:45 (lecture) and 12:00-1:15 (seminar) Classroom: Sweeney Hall 238 Prerequisites: Permission of Humanities Honors Coordinator GE/SJSU Studies Category: Over the four semesters of the course, the Humanities Honors Program satisfies areas: A1 (Oral Communication), A2 (Written Communication 1A), A3 (Critical Thinking), C1 (Arts), C2 (Letters), C3 (Written Communication 1B), D2 (Comparative Systems), D3 (Social Issues), F1-2 ( U.S. History and Constitution), and F3 (California Government) California State Government Contact Information Faculty Web Page and MYSJSU Messaging Copies of the course syllabus and major assignment sheets may be found on my faculty web page at accessible through the quick links/faculty web page links on the SJSU home page after the first week of classes. You are also responsible for regularly checking with the new messaging system through MySJSU. This will be used for updates, etc. I encourage you to check your MySJSU site at least once a week. Course Description Humanities 1A offers an integrated, interdisciplinary introduction to ideas, events and arts of Western culture and the world that have endured and influenced people for centuries. We look at the development of Western culture from a variety of perspectives. Our aim is to develop an understanding of the origins of the values, institutions and
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attitudes that have contributed to producing the complex and diverse culture we share today. We begin with the arts, literature and history of parts of Asia and Africa by examining the early cultures of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Israel and India. Since these cultures provide the groundwork for the development of later civilizations not only on parts of the two continents mentioned, but also on the European continent, we see how the movement from east and south to the Aegean and Mediterranean regions stimulates the growth of the Greek city-states and later the Roman Empire. Course Goals and Student Learning Objectives This course will aim to accomplish the following: Each student will have the opportunity to consider some of the significant ideas and other creations of humankind. Students will be able to become familiar with the milieu that yielded these important works. Students will be able to recognize the contributions and accomplishments of women and diverse cultural and religious groups in the movement of civilizations. Also, an aesthetic and poetic awareness regarding the many means of communication will be cultivated. Students will be encouraged to express their understanding, experiences and views in not
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