HUMA 1301.S15 Fall 2011 Syllabus

HUMA 1301.S15 Fall 2011 Syllabus - COLLIN COUNTY COMMUNITY...

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COLLIN COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE COURSE SYLLABUS HUM 1301. S15 Fall 2011 Introduction to the Humanities Times: MW 2:30-3:45 pm Room: B126 Credit: 3 Hours Pre-Requisite: None Co-Requisite: None Lec: 3 Hours PROFESSOR: DR. LINDA SEARS Office: BB117 Office Hours: T/Th 8:30-10:00 am and 2:15-3:45 pm or by appointment email: [email protected] website: Phone: 972-881-5819 TEXTBOOK: Sayre, Henry. Discovering the Humanities COURSE DESCRIPTION: Introduction to the Humanities focuses on the study and appreciation of representative examples of visual and performing arts, literature, music, and religion of various world cultures. The exploration of interrelationships of the arts and their philosophies emphasizes the nature of humankind and the need to create. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate the following: 1. Identify works in the arts and humanities within selected historical and cultural frameworks. 2. Select and use the vocabulary of the humanities to communicate at an appropriate intellectual level 3. Analyze primary works in the arts and humanities to form a critical grasp of their contribution to the meaning of human experience 4. Demonstrate knowledge of the creative and critical skills involved in producing works of art and performance. 5. Evaluate primary creative works using the aesthetic principles of the arts and humanities 6. Communicate a personal response to works of the arts and humanities from within an intercultural context COURSE REQUIREMENTS: 1. Read assigned chapters and readings and participate in class discussions. 2. Take three major exams in class including a two-hour final. 3. Design a creative project and present it to the class. 4. Take quizzes over textbook readings and an aesthetics quiz 5. Write one review essay on an out of class art experience
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2 COURSE FORMAT: Lectures, class discussion, small group discussions, audio/visual materials, oral presentations, and an out of class art experience. COURSE EVALUATION: The final course grade will be based on the following: Exam I: 100 pts Exam II: 100 pts Exam III: 100 pts (NO MAKEUPS WILL BE GIVEN FOR EXAMS) Creative Project: 50 pts Presentation: 50 pts Review Essay: 100 pts Reading Quizzes: 100 pts (10 pts per quiz. NO MAKEUPS WILL BE GIVEN!) Aesthetics Terms Quiz: 50 pts Participation: 50 pts Total pts = 700 pts GRADE CALCULATION: 630-700 = A 560-629 = B 490-559 = C 420-489 = D 419 and under = F EXTRA CREDIT: You may do one extra credit assignment worth 10 points. See the Extra Credit link on the website. ATTENDANCE POLICY: Students are expected to attend as many classes as possible. Consequently attendance will be taken at the beginning of every class period. If you miss five or more classes, you will receive an F for the course. Tardy students or those who leave class early/frequently will be counted as absent.
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