Humanities 106 - Cultural Eras II - Spring 2015
Course Number: 13459
Tuesday & Thursday 11am-12:15pm
Sierra Hall 106
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EPT score of 151 or higher or completion of the lower division writing requirement.
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 successfully navigate the Internet and to engage in online discussions in our 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 assignments via our Turnitin links on 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, 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.
It is the policy of the CSU to make information technology resources and services accessible to all CSU students, faculty, staff and the general public regardless of disability. The California State University System is undertaking an unprecedented and coordinated effort to bring the CSU into compliance with federal and state laws pertaining to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Under Section 508, agencies must give disabled employees and members of the public access to information that is comparable to the access available to others.
Students concerned with accessibility to digital course materials should contact the Center on Disabilities (COD) for assistance.
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.