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Humanities 106 - Humanities 106: Ethnic Thought and Culture...

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Humanities 106: Ethnic Thought and Culture Syllabus Course Description: Students will identify and analyze ways in which social/cultural factors shape how we think about and experience race, class, and gender, as well as how our ideas about such are subject to change. Also, students will experience and analyze literature, films, music, paintings, and other arts of various cultures. Topics covered will include the role of art, art theories across cultures, and the politics of art. Students will demonstrate knowledge of various cultures through critical evaluation of one's own and others' cultures, done primarily through observation, discussion, and writing. Writing will include both informal (journal) and formal (discussion board communications, short essay response, and research essay). Formal writing will display effective organization and development, grammar and mechanics, and style appropriate for a general college audience. Students will also participate actively and effectively in the process of observation, discussion, researching, developing arguments, and writing about ethnic thought and culture. Materials: Rothenberg, Paula S. Race, Class, and Gender in the United States, 7 th Ed., Worth Publishers: NY 2007. Paperback dictionary, thesaurus, and English handbook Outcomes: Attendance: Plan on spending at least 15 hours each week, reading the text and all instructor and student postings, as well as completing and posting the various assignments. Also, it's expected that students log into the classroom at least five days each week. This is important to note, since Angel tracks each student's logins and openings of documents and postings. Online classes, while providing flexibility within the day, are still demanding in terms of daily attendance. Also, while time may be "saved" in terms of transportation, they often involve far more time in terms of online discussion. If this is your first online class, be prepared to spend even more than 15 hours as you adjust to working within Angel. Having on hand the Technical Assistance hotline (provided on your home page) can be helpful! General Class Assignments: General class work refers to all other Humanities 106 work that is not your journal, your Cultural Reports, or your research project. General class work thus refers to all other activities, including reading, Discussion Board discussion, postings, research, process writing, etc. Thoughtful preparation and respectful participation in meeting both assigned and self-determined tasks and challenges in writing essays, Discussion Board assignments, and replies to peers; and in reading the text, lessons, and all discussion board postings. Recognition and understanding of respectful, effective communication criteria, i.e., of the qualities reflected in effective discussions, presentations, and compositions, as well as mastery of preparing and assessing discussions, presentations, and compositions for those criteria, particularly about race, class, and gender in the U.S.
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2011 for the course HUM 106 taught by Professor Online during the Fall '09 term at Pierce College.

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