1 - Humanities/Faculty of Arts York University HUMA 1910...

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1 Humanities/Faculty of Arts Course Outline York University F/W 2010/2011 HUMA 1910 SCIENCE AND THE HUMANITIES Mondays 10.30-12.30 TEL 0016 Course Directors : James Elwick, 311 Bethune College, [email protected] Office Hours: By appointment. Melinda Baldwin, 311 Bethune College, [email protected] Office Hours: Mondays 2:00-4:00. Course Description: This course explores the different and changing relationships of the sciences and the humanities from the Renaissance to the present. Course Structure: A weekly two-hour lecture period will cover the major topics and themes of the course. Students will also for a weekly two-hour tutorial to discuss lectures and assigned readings. Both the lecture and tutorial periods will address analytical, writing, and study skills. Active participation in tutorial and lectures is crucial to doing well in this course. Course Evaluation: Tutorial Contribution: 20% Assignment I (due October 25): 15% Assignment II (due November 29): 20% Assignment III (due March 21): 25% Final Examination (In class, April 4): 20% Written Assignments: In the first semester students will be assigned two short essays; in the second semester, students will be expected to write a longer research paper. o For Assignment I, students will complete the online Academic Integrity Tutorial test, and will write a 600 word analysis of a short passage from either Galileo’s “Letter to the Grand Duchess” or “Preface to The Starry Messenger .” o Assignment II will consist of a 500-word summary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and a 1000 word analytical essay on the treatment of the sciences and the humanities in that novel. o For Assignment III, students will choose a historical figure and write a 1500- word research paper analyzing what their subject’s life and work tells us about the relationship between the sciences and the humanities during that person's lifetime.
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2 Formatting: o All written work must be typed in 12-point font, double-spaced. o It must have a title page clearly indicating the student's name, assignment number, the title, and name of the tutorial leader. Due dates and times: o All papers must be submitted to the Humanities 1910 Turnitin account no later than 10:29am (the beginning of lecture) on the day the paper is due. o If your tutorial leader has requested a hard copy of your paper, please bring it to lecture on the day it is due. o Papers turned in after the due date will be penalized 5% for each day they are late. Tutorial leaders may reduce the late penalty in documented cases of emergency or serious illness. Academic Integrity: o Please note: plagiarism is a serious offence and will be treated accordingly. ALL HUMANITIES 1910 COURSEWORK FOUND TO HAVE BEEN PLAGIARIZED, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, WILL RECEIVE A GRADE OF 0 (I.E., WILL RECEIVE NO CREDIT). o
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