Hum202 syllabus 2011

Hum202 syllabus 2011 - Humanities 202 Instructor Kim...

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Humanities 202 Instructor : Kim Anderson Email : [email protected] Office: 3005H JKB Office Hours : Tuesday 8:15-9:00 p.m. or by appointment Required Texts : Cunningham and Reich, ; Davis, et al , World Literature in a Western Context ; a copy of Hamlet, (unabridged) General Course Introduction: This course has been designed to introduce you to some of the masterpieces from the major cultures of Western civilization. We are going to try to answer very basic questions about the nature of humankind through the study of some of the most influential works of Western civilization. We will be looking at works of literature, philosophy, music, architecture, and the visual arts to help us answer our questions. As this is an introductory course we are limited in the extent to which we can delve into each individual work. While this can be frustrating it is my hope that you get a taste of what the world of humanities has to offer and it will encourage further interest and enjoyment for you in the future. My job as your teacher is to fulfill the Purpose of the University Civilization requirement which “ affirms the importance of ‘a broad university education…which will help students… understand important ideas in their own cultural tradition as well as that of others….gain a ‘general historical perspective, including perspective on one’s own discipline’ [and to help students] acquire an ‘appreciation of the artistic, literary, and intellectual achievements of human cultures.’” (GE Course Foundation Document 2007) Your job as student is to come to class with an open mind, ready to engage in the ideas presented in your reading assignment for the day and further discuss the following “Shared Themes and Coverage” from the foundation document for the Civilization requirement: What is knowledge? How are human beings related to the divine? Related to one another? Related to nature? What is beauty? Why is beauty indispensable to individuals and society? How is beauty cultivated and expressed through science, philosophy, and the arts? How are human culture and progress best measured? Classroom Etiquette/Policies
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1. If you miss a class, you are responsible for getting lecture notes from a fellow classmate, not from me. 2. Please be on time and let me know if you are leaving early. 3. Turn off cell phones during class. If your cell phone rings in class you will be required to bring treats for everyone next class period, or you will be penalized 15 points on the next paper/exam. 4. Do not pack up until you are officially excused. 5. Do not talk during class 6. No IM-ing, texting, web-surfing, Facebook, reading the paper during class. 7.
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