MFG 201 Spring 2011 Syllabus & Info - Provo

MFG 201 Spring 2011 Syllabus & Info - Provo -...

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HISTORY OF CREATIVITY IN THE ARTS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MFG 201 ― SPRING 2011 1. General Professor: D. Mark Davis, 265M CTB Office Hours: By appointment Texts: 1. History of Creativity, Pre-1500 by A. Brent Strong and Mark Davis 2. History of Creativity, Supplement Pre-1500 by A. Brent Strong Class Web Site: Blackboard.com site for our section of the class Class Time: MW 4:00 - 6:30 pm Classroom: 214 CTB 2. Role of the Instructor I view my role as a coach and a facilitator of learning. I want to share my knowledge of the subject to assist each of you in the learning process by simplifying and organizing the information. In the lectures, I will try to introduce subjects that teach the basic principles of creativity and the history of civilization. Hopefully, I will be able to vary this presentation so that each of you will be comfortable with my teaching methods, at least part of the time. In the special topic phase of the class I see myself helping in the gathering and interpretation of information when you have already tried the normal information-gathering sources, such as the library and its services, including recent literature, and the Internet. The task of gathering data is an important part of the project. I also see my role as an evaluator, although I hope to significantly reduce this role in the class. I will help you know if you are understanding the basic principles or whether there are serious gaps in your understanding. Exams and
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assignments will assist in helping you understand your strengths and deficiencies in understanding the material and working at the optimum level. 3 . Role of the Student You must accept the responsibility of learning since that is a reception process (not a giving process) and only you can do it for yourself. You should also accept the role of becoming educated about creativity and the history of civilization which includes learning how to learn about these subjects, relating the information you gain to other information you have already assimilated , and some retention of facts so that you can be proficient in the expression and understanding of these concepts. The lectures and assignments will be tied to the reading assignments. The greatest learning is accomplished if you read the assigned material. Simply put, reading is a key part of learning in this class and should be done faithfully. Detailed weekly quizzes will be given over the assigned reading. 4. Objectives of the Course History of Creativity in the Arts, Sciences, and Technology will be focused so that students of all majors and interests will enjoy the class. It will not discuss history with only a scientific viewpoint but, rather, will examine the history of civilization with a broad, traditional liberal arts treatment supplemented by an examination of the changes in civilization enabled by technology. The major civilizations will be examined in a depth appropriate for their contribution to our society. For instance, in the first semester, the ancient Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Indian, and
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