Humanities 101OL - The Forms & Ideas - Spring 2013
Course Number: 18151
Online - 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. If you wish to add the course after the semester begins, you must email the course Professor for a permission number.
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) discussions.
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. You will learn to successfully navigate the Internet and to engage in Moodle's asynchronous (bulletin board) forum discussions online.
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.
Students will need to have access to the Internet - either Microsoft Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, 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 IT for Students site for information on technical requirements and applications. CSUN also provides information on computer resources and availability. Please be familiar with CSUN's online applications, particularly Moodle, prior to our first meeting.
NOTE: For chat preparation install Java before using chat!!! Because of a legal dispute between Microsoft and Sun, recent versions of Internet Explorer / Windows do not come bundled with Java, a program that Moodle chat relies on. If you try to use a Java-based program and Java has not been installed on your system, you will see a message indicating that you need to download "JAVA Virtual Machine." You may download and install Java directly from Sun at http://www.java.com/en/index.jsp (click the big yellow Get It Now button on that page). Follow the directions for installation, closing your web browser and/or restarting your system as it suggests. Once Java has been installed you should encounter no further trouble with Moodle chat.
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Students concerned with accessibility to digital course materials should contact the Center on Disabilities (COD) for assistance.