Humanities 106 - Cultural Eras II - Fall 2014
Course Number: 13486
Tuesdays/Thursdays 12:30 - 1:45 p.m.
Jerome Richfield Hall 202
EPT score of 151 or higher or completion of the lower division writing requirement.
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Student Learning Objectives
At the completion of Humanities 106, 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.
Welcome to Humanities 106! This is an active participation course that explores the various forms of human expression and thinking from the 16th century to the present. We will trace the changes in styles from the baroque to the postmodern in art, music, philosophy, poetry, literature, science, morality, religion, and mythology. You will also learn to engage in asynchronous (bulletin board/blog) discussions in our online Moodle forums.
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 several major assignments on Turnitin. All responses are designed to reinforce the ideas presented in our course, enabling you to have a better understanding of the material.
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