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LS 211 Introduction to the Humanities
Young, Robert D.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

LS 211 Introduction to the Humanities

Semester

F1T 2007 DLA

Faculty

Young, Robert D.

Title

Sr Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

Doctor of Arts
MA
BA

Daytime Phone

909-336-9621

E-Mail

robert.young03@park.edu

Semester Dates

August 20-October 14, 2007

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Textbook:
WOR - Ways of Reading, 7th Ed., Bartholomae and Petrosky, 2005. ISBN 0-312-40995-8.

Students will be directed to online articles and essays as part of the assigned reading for the course.

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

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Course Description:
A study of disciplines and concerns that promote humanness (such as art, music, philosophy and religion) and critical thinking, moral values, myths, love and freedom. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator’s educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings,discussions, essays, examinations, internet,web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Note: This is a general education (GE) course. Therefore, some of the performance objectives are specifically related to the requirements for GE courses.
  2. Students will demonstrate understanding of theories of origin, nature, and function of humanities
  3. Students will provide evidence of skill in academic research
  4. Students will demonstrate their skills in oral communication
  5. Students will demonstrate critical, aesthetic, and values literacies, in regard to humanities
  6. Students will demonstrate a more thoughtful awareness of multicultural and global considerations


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

Class Assessment:
Grading Policies
You will be able to track your average exactly throughout the course. The grading scale is as follows: A = 90-100; B = 80-89; C = 70-79; D = 60-69; F = 0-59. You will know in advance the standards for each assignment. My goal is to give you prompt, clear, and useful feedback to help you become a better, more thoughtful writer. Each student is responsible for the following:

1. Written Project - A major research essay* exploring a topic in the Humanities. Approximately 1800-2100 words. Assessment of the written project will include developmental stages such as the prospectus and a draft. 25 % (25 pts.)
*Note: At the instructor's discretion, the nature of this project and its focus may vary from traditional models of research writing. The suggested length limit, however, will not change.
2. Explorations in the Humanities - One-page written summations exploring manifestations of humanness in specific areas of the Humanities. Students will complete three Explorations in the Humanities out of five opportunities. 21% (21 pts.)
3. Interchanges in the Humanities - Weekly discussions centered on focal areas in the Humanities. 21 % (21 pts.)
4. Final Exam - A comprehensive final examination administered by an approved proctor during week eight. 20 % (20 pts.)
5. Correlation and Review - Weekly assessments of individual learning and progress. 10 % (10 pts.)
6. Introductions - Personal introductions and interchange. 2% (2 pts.)
7. Peer response - Posting a draft and responding to drafts of classmates. 4% (4pts.)

Grading:

Grading:

Class Assessment:
Grading Policies
You will be able to track your average exactly throughout the course. The grading scale is as follows: A = 90-100; B = 80-89; C = 70-79; D = 60-69; F = 0-59. You will know in advance the standards for each assignment. My goal is to give you prompt, clear, and useful feedback to help you become a better, more thoughtful writer. Each student is responsible for the following:

1. Written Project - 25 % (25 pts.)
2. Explorations in the Humanities  21% (21 pts.)
3. Interchanges in the Humanities 21 % (21 pts.)
4. Final Exam -  20 % (20 pts.)
5. Correlation and Review - 10 % (10 pts.)
6. Introductions - 2% (2 pts.)
7. Peer response -4% (4pts.)

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Late Work: Work must be submitted on time to be considered for full credit. Work that is submitted late will receive a full grade deduction for each day that it is late. Therefore, an assignment that is due Sunday night by midnight will not earn passing credit after Wednesday night. Discussion posts (interchanges, correlation and review and peer response) must be completed by the end of the week to be considered for credit

Classroom Rules of Conduct:


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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
 
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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1-

[ ] Personal Introductions: Post one paragraph that introduces you to others and one response to another student [Course Home]
[ ] Lecture: Reconciling the Humanities and Technology [LE]
[ ] Reading [R]
[ ] Interchanges in the Humanities [D]
[ ] Project [P]
[ ] Correlation and Review [D]
Week 2-
[ ] Lecture: Reading Ourselves, Reading the Humanities [LE]
[ ] Reading [R]
[ ] Interchanges in the Humanities [D]
[ ] Explorations in the Humanities [E]
[ ] Project [D]
[ ] Correlation and Review [D]
[ ] Proctor Form: Begin to make plans for the proctored final examination in week eight
Week 3-
[ ] Lecture: Voice: Artistic Judgment, Meaning, Freedom [LE]
[ ] Reading [R]
[ ] Interchanges in the Humanities [D]
[ ] Explorations in the Humanities [E]
[ ] Project: Prospectus due by Sunday[P]
[ ] Correlation and Review [D]
[ ] Proctor Form: Begin to make plans for the proctored final examination in week eight
Week 4-
[ ] Lecture: Industry, Labor and Consumerism: Appeals to Humanness [LE]
[ ] Reading [R]
[ ] Interchanges in the Humanities [D]
[ ] Explorations in the Humanities [E]
[ ] Project: Time for writing (goal of 750 word draft by the end of the week) [P]
[ ] Correlation and Review [D]
[ ] Proctor Form: Make plans for the proctored final examination in week eight
Week 5-
[ ] Lecture: Deep Revision and Writing the Humanities [LE]
[ ] Project: Peer response and further development (aim for 1200 total words by the end of the week) [D]
[ ] Project: Submit your developed project draft to the Dropbox before the end of the week (only after applying substantive revisions throughout the week) [P]
[ ] Proctor Form: Make plans for the proctored final examination in week eight
Week 6-
[ ] Lecture: A Compass in Time: History and Legacies [LE]
[ ] Reading [R]
[ ] Interchanges in the Humanities [D]
[ ] Explorations in the Humanities [E]
[ ] Project: Final revisions and polish [P]
[ ] Correlation and Review [D]
[ ] Final Exam: Make final arrangements for the final examination in week eight
Week 7-
[ ] Lecture: A Philosophy of Experience: Spirituality, Spoilation and Packaging [LE]
[ ] Reading [R]
[ ] Interchanges in the Humanities [D]
[ ] Explorations in the Humanities [E]
[ ] Project: Completed project due by Sunday [P]
[ ] Correlation and Review [D]
[ ] Exam Preview: Prepare for the final exam next week [D
Week 8-
Final Exam

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  7. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .

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