LS 211 Introduction to the Humanities
U1A 2009 BE
Goodfleisch, Marcy J.
MA in Liberal Studies, Excelsior College, 2008BS in Liberal Arts, USNY Regents College, 1988Mediator, Civil & Family Dispute Resolution, 1996
Austin Campus Center
By appointment (before and after class)
8:00 - 10:40 PM
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The instructor's educational philosophy and approach is to create a lively, interactive classroom environment that fosters invidual learning through discussion, lectures, readings, video/film presentations, Internet resources, Web postings, quizzes, examinations and writings. Class members will learn how the human experience has been expressed and shaped through disciplines such as art, music, philosophy literature and religion.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: Course assessment and grading will be based on student participation (includes classroom and online discussions), online postings (generally one per week to posted topics), a mid-session quiz and two papers.
Student Participation (includes classroom and online discussions): 40 pts
Online Postings (one per week in response to posted topics): 80 pts
Quiz (third week): 80 pts
First paper: 100 pts
Final paper: 200 pts
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Each weeks' previously assigned work is due by the first class of the current week. Late submissions due to unusual circumstances require prior approval from the instructor.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: The class will include lively discussion and debate; it is important to remember to treat each individual and their opinions with respect and dignity. Ground Rules for classroom and online communication & Pprticipation:
General email: Students should use email for private messages to the instructor and other students. When sending email other than assignments, you must identify yourself fully by name and class in all email sent to your instructor and/or other members of our class.
Online threaded discussions: are public messages and all writings in this area will be viewable by the entire class or assigned group members.
Instructor Response Policy: The Instructors will check email frequently and will respond to course-related questions within 24-48 hours.
Observation of "Netiquette": All your Online communications need to be composed with fairness, honesty and tact. Spelling and grammar are very important in an Online course. What you put into an Online course reflects on your level of professionalism. Here are a couple of Online references that discuss writing Online http://goto.intwg.com/ and netiquette http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html.
Please check the Announcements area before you ask general course "housekeeping" questions (i.e. how do I submit assignment 3?).
Week One: Understanding, Identifying and Exploring the Humanities
Week Four: Human Expression Through Art and Music (first paper due)
Week Five: Human Expression Through Theatrem, Dance and Cinema
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
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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Last Updated:4/1/2009 2:00:16 PM