LS 211 Introduction to the Humanities
F2T 2010 DL
Jennifer A. Taylor
PhD Student Public Administration, Old Dominion UniversityMA Arts Policy and Administration, Ohio State UniversityBA Art History, University of South Carolina
M-F 9 am - 2 pm EST
October 18-December 11
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
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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
Grading: Grading Scale: You will be provided with ongoing progress reports of your average grade throughout the term, which you can check at any time by visiting the Gradebook in eCollege.
The standard grading scale is:
A = 90 - 100
B = 80 - 89
C = 70 - 79
D = 60 - 69
F = 0 - 59
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late Work: Work must be submitted on time to be considered for credit. Late installments of the project (prospectus, draft or polished copy) will receive a full grade deduction for each day past the deadline. Therefore, an installment that is due Sunday will not earn passing credit after Wednesday. Late explorations, interchanges, or correlation and reviews will not be accepted. Interchanges and correlation and review entries must be completed by the end of the week to be considered for credit.
Length Limits: The specific assignment threads will suggest a length range for explorations and the project. The range is established as a reasonable guide for your written work. Any written work that does not meet the general length requirements will receive a penalty proportionate to the portion missing. In other words, if a student submits a project with just 1500 words, the final grade of the project would be reduced by the percentage it fell short of the bottom end of the range, or about 17% (300/1800). On the upward end, a project may exceed the required length at the instructor's discretion; however, you are urged to moderate the scope of your projects with sensitivity the prescribed limits.
Your responses for the Interchanges in the Humanities should be thoughtful and substantive to earn full credit. Examples of desirable, full-bodied responses and undesirable, partial responses will be provided during the first week of the course. Written entries should be thoughtfully developed and no entry should be no less than four sentences in length. Entries can be spontaneous, suggesting, when appropriate, your tentative position on issues; nevertheless, your posts should be carefully read before making them final. Underdeveloped posts will receive partial credit. A detailed assessment rubric for interchanges is available in your eCollege course under "Doc Sharing."
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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
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. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93I check for plagiarism on all written assignments. This is a serious offense of the academic honesty code. If you have questions on how to paraphrase someone else's ideas or to cite appropriately, seek help from me, from the writing center, or online at http://owl.english.purdue.edu/
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96Please notify me if there is a problem in your life that prevents your attendance. Coming to me weeks after the problem is not a good choice.
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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