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1. THE ART OF BEING HUMAN, Custom Edition
by Janaro & Altshuler
by Richard Bach
3. THE LORD OF THE RINGS, THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING
2001 Peter Jackson Film
4. WHAT THE BLEEP DO WE KNOW!? - 2004 Film
Your final grade will be determined as follows:
1. Response to Textbook Readings: 35%
2. Art Analysis Paper: 20%
3. Lord of the Rings - Film Analysis: 15%
4. Illusions Analysis: 15%
5. What the Bleep Do We Know - Film Analysis: 15%
Attendance & Late Work
Please post your responses by the due dates in our schedule. Since this online
class is "time arranged" you may post your work early, but remember
to re-visit the whole-class forums to read/respond to your peers.
Please note that late
posts will be marked down one full grade per week. You will not
receive credit for assignments posted more than two (2) weeks late. Additionally, no work will be accepted after Dec. 10th!!
Carefully read each homework assignment -- our week to week schedule will vary.
For our textbook readings, you will be required to respond
in a whole-class Moodle forum. For some of our "major" assignments (Art Paper,
LOTR, Illusions, Bleep), you will be asked to post in a Moodle forum and to post on Turnitin via Moodle!!!
Whole-class forum postings will be graded based on effort and thoughtfulness.
Please leave yourself enough time to read and respond to your peers. You
will receive a letter grade for each assignment posted on Turnitin.
Note that each Whole-Class Forum has its own question and posting instructions.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me.
According to the CSUN catalogue, plagiarism is the act of “intentionally or knowingly
representing the words, ideas, or works of another as one’s own in any academic
exercise,” and will result in a failing grade for the assignment. In addition,
it may result in a failing grade for the course and disciplinary action on the
part of the university. Internet software is available to assist CSUN faculty to scan student writing. ALL student assignments
will be scanned for plagiarism.
Please adhere to the CSUN Student Conduct Code for all course activities,
including email and forum discussions, and written analyses.
Course Description & Requirements
Humanities 101OL - The Forms & Ideas - Fall 2013
Course Number: 18406
Online/MOODLE - Time Arranged
EPT score of 151 or higher or completion of the lower division writing requirement.
CSUN regularly enrolled students register for online courses in the same manner
as they register for any course.
Students from other CSU Campuses who wish to enroll, must submit the
Concurrent Enrollment Form to their home Campus. Anyone in the world may take
the Online Courses through CSUN's Open University!
Student Learning Objectives
At the completion of Humanities 101, you will be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of the diversity of world cultures.
2. Draw on the insights of various Humanities and Humanities-related disciplines.
3. Understand and apply cultural theory.
4. Write effective analyses of multiple forms of cultural expression and creativity.
5. Successfully navigate the Internet.
6. Engage in asynchronous (bulletin board forum)
Welcome to Humanities 101OL! This is an active participation course that
explores the various forms of human expression and thinking.
During the semester we will explore the worlds of art, music, philosophy, poetry,
literature, morality, religion, and mythology.
Since this is mostly a discussion class, the success of this course depends on
active participation. We will apply "Reader Response Theory" to all discussions.
In other words, I want to hear how you, the reader, interact with the readings.
All thoughtful opinions and insights are valued and welcomed -- just be prepared
to explain your theories!
During the course of the semester, you will be required
to post written responses in whole-class Moodle forums and to post the four
major assignments on Turnitin via Moodle. All responses are
designed to reinforce the ideas presented in our course, enabling
you to have a better understanding of the material.
Students will need to have access
to the Internet, either Microsoft Explorer, Firefox, or Safari, and an active CSUN email
account to access the Moodle system. To activate your CSUN e-mail address or
reset its password use the account utility page.
Instructions will be provided for all computer activities; you may visit
CSUN's Office of Online Instruction site for information on online courses
and programs. CSUN also provides information on computer resources and availability.