LS 211 Introduction to the Humanities
F1Z 2008 ML
Fontana, Leslie J.
B.S. Elementary Education/K-12 Certification in ArtMaster of Interdisciplinary Studies
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7:45 - 10:15 PM
Textbook: The Art of Being Human: The Humanities as a Technique for Living; 8th ed. Janaro & Altshuler
Art of the Western World: From Ancient Greece to Post-Modernism; Bruce Cole and Adelheid Gealt (Text) PBS Video Series by Michael Wood
Joseph Campbell: The Power of Myth
Various DVD's of plays and musicals
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The facilitator’s educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions. As a racially and internationally diverse student body, class discussion is an important resource, and rules of courtesy will be observed at all times. Attendance and participation are very significant to the overall education process, and will make up a part of the grade. The instructor will begin this course of study with the assumption that the students has had little experience within this area of study. Reading of the text prior to the class is encouraged, and different forms of assessment with facilitate this.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Tests will include a midterm and final examination. The midterm is comprehensive up to midterm, and the final will include all material after the midterm. Participation and attendance form a part of the grade., with a maximum of five points being given. At the end of each evening's class, students will either write a reflective essay relating to the evening's topic, or will take a quiz on the material, which will be worth ten points.
In the event of an excused absence, a longer paper will be written which will cover the evening's subject matter, and respond on a personal level, to make up the fifteen points.
Points missed because of an unexcused or questionable absence may or may not be made up at the discretion of the instructor. Additionally, each student will report on an experience in the humanities within the community, such as a concert, a play, museum experience, etc. Such experiences must be approved by the instructor.
Examinations two 120 points each 240 points
Reflective writing assignment or quiz each session 140 points ( no writing on sessions which are review or test taking)
Participation points 5 points each session 90 points
Report by student on dramatic presentation 30 points
The following will be used to assign course letter grades:
A 500-465 points (93% and above)
B 464-425 points (85% to 92%)
C 424-380 points (76% to 84%)
D 379-335 points (67%to 75%)
F 334 points and below (66% or below)
Late Submission of Course Materials:
In the event of an excused absence, a 3-5 page paper will be written which will summarize the evening's subject matter and respond on a personal level, to make up the fifteen points. These makeup essays are due within one week of the student's return to class, and must be clearly labeled with the student’s name, the date of the missed class, and the topic covered.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Since this is a reading and discussion class, students are expected to read the text and other materials before coming to class, participate in discussion, and remain alert and interested during audio-visual presentations. During discussion, lively debate is encouraged, while observing rules of courtesy. Either a one page written response to the evening's topic, or a quiz will be completed at the end of the class. A rubric for participation will be used and is attached. Quality participation is identified and will be expected. Participation includes attendance and punctuality, and poor attendance and tardiness will be reflected in the participation grade.
Week 1: Class introduction, Read chapters 1(Intro) and 2(Mythology); lecture and discuss material
Week 2: Read chapters 3, (Struggles of the humanities); and lecture and discuss material
Week 3: Read chapters 4; (Literature); lecture and discuss material
Week 4: Review for midterm; Midterm examination;
Week 5: Read Chapter 5 (Visual Art); lecture and discussion
Week 6: Chapter 6; (Music); and Chapter 7; (Theatre); lecture and discussion
Week 8: Chapter 8 (Song and Dance); and Chapter 10; (Religion); lecture and discussion
Week 9: Review for final; Final examination
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Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
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Attachments:Participation RubricTips for Writing Evening Assessment Essays
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