LS 211 Introduction to the Humanities
S1T 2009 DLB
Bachelor of Arts, Ottawa, KSMaster of Liberal Arts, MLA, Baker University, Baldwin, KS
S1T 2009 Jan.12, 2009--Mar. 8, 2009
Textbook: Ways of Reading, 7th Ed., Bartholomae and Petrosky, 2005. ISBN 0-312-40995-8.
Students may be directed to online materials as part of the assigned reading for the course.
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: A repository of supplemental materials is available here http://del.icio.us/irisdl/LS211.
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Educational Philosophy: The course is arranged into areas of coverage meant to invigorate your sense of what it means to be human, enliven your inquisitive spirit relative to humanities study, and illuminate the relationships among your life, the world, and patterns replicated among humans. Such rich, interdisciplinary patterns, loosely identified, form the areas of coverage for this course, which you will investigate through class discussions and exploratory writings. You will also work through stages of writing, research, peer response and revision, for a substantial project, which you will share late in the term.
Furthermore, students will emerge from the class with a greater understanding of and appreciation for the humanities. In the interest of "liberat[ing] students from intellectual, social, and cultural parochialism" we will pursue 1) an understanding of your humanness, 2) a sense of the history of human thought and creativity, 3) a perspective of diverse and contrary ideas that have shaped human life and society, and 4) an examined set of primary values that lead to an understanding of what being human means and requires of you.
Through this course of study and through multiple explorations grounded in manifestations of humanness, students will-we imagine-fulfill a substantial and thorough introduction to humanities, which will proliferate ongoing transformations toward becoming "more fully human."
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
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