Syllabus Mosaic II 952-006 SP11

Syllabus Mosaic II 952-006 SP11 - Temple University 0952,...

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Temple University 0952, Honors Mosaic II Humanities Seminar Section 006/crn 026477 TR 2:00-3:20, Anderson 106 Instructor Information Dr. Paul Crowe (Dept. of Philosophy) Office Hours: TR 11:00-12:00 and by appointment Office: Anderson 747 E-mail: pcrowe@temple.edu Course Description and Goals In this course we will be making an intellectual journey. We will be traversing four major continents of human experience: science, power, money, and the city/environment. Since these continents are vast, we cannot hope to explore all parts of them. Instead, we will cut a path across these continents using some famous texts as our guide. We will also use an array of secondary texts to further explore issues raised by these texts. The course also has the aim of improving your ability to think, read, and write critically . In essence, this means moving you beyond simply extracting information from a text and forming opinions in response to it. Instead of information and opinions, we will focus on arguments, and do so in two related ways. Firstly, by learning to identify and analyze the arguments in the texts we read, and, secondly, by learning how transform your response to those texts into an argument, rather than a merely an opinion or feeling. Texts Required texts for this course: 1. Darwin, Charles. The Origin of Species . Harmondsworth, Penguin Classics, 1985. ISBN 0140432051. 2. Homer. The Iliad . Trans. and ed. Stanley Lombardo. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Co., 1997. ISBN 0872203522. 3. Locke, John. Second Treatise of Government . Ed. C.B. Macpherson. Hackett Publishing Co., Indianapolis, 1980. ISBN 0915144867. 4. More, Thomas. Utopia . Trans. Clarence H. Miller. Yale Univ. Press, 2001. ISBN 0300084293. 5. Jacobs, Jane . The Death and Life of Great American Cities . Vintage, 1992. ISBN 067974195X. 6.
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