LS 211 Introduction to the Humanities
S2T 2011 DL
Caicco, Gregory P.
Ph.D. (Architectural History and Philosophy), McGill University, Montreal.M.Phil (Architectural Theory and History), Cambridge University, England.B.Arch. (Professional Architecture Degree), Carleton University, Ottawa.
Thursdays 4-5 pm EST
March 14 2011 -- May 8, 2011
Required Text: There is no required textbook.
Required Text: There is no required textbook.
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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
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 will not be accepted. Interchanges and correlation and review entries must be completed by the end of the week to be considered for credit.
Week One: The Humanities in the Twenty-First Century
W1 Introduction due (Day 7 of Week 1: Mar. 20, 2011.)
W1 Interchanges due (Day 7 of Week 1: Mar. 20, 2011.)
W1 Correlations and Review due (Day 7 of Week 1: Mar. 20, 2011.)
Week Two: Anthropology/Human Culture/Participant-Observation and Ethnographic Methods
W2 Interchanges due (Day 7 of Week 2: Mar. 27, 2011.)
W2 Correlations and Review due (Day 7 of Week 2: Mar. 27, 2011.)
W2 Explorations due, if chosen (Day 7 of Week 2: Mar. 27, 2011.)
Week Three: Music/Aesthetics/Popular Culture
W3 Interchanges due (Day 7 of Week 3: Apr. 3, 2011.)
W3 Correlations and Review due (Day 7 of Week 3: Apr. 3, 2011.)
W3 Explorations due, if chosen (Day 7 of Week 3: Apr. 3, 2011.)
W3 Project Prospectus due (Day 7 of Week 3: Apr. 3, 2011.)
Week Four: Economics/Markets/Consumerism
W4 Interchanges due (Day 7 of Week 4: Apr. 10, 2011.)
W4 Correlations and Review due (Day 7 of Week 4: Apr. 10, 2011.)
W4 Explorations due, if chosen (Day 7 of Week 4: Apr. 10, 2011.)
Week Five: Research Project Development
W4 Project Draft due (Day 2 of Week 5: Apr. 12, 2011.)
W4 Peer Reviews (2) of Project Draft due (Day 7 of Week 5: Apr. 17, 2011.)
W4 Revised Project Draft due (Day 7 of Week 5: Apr. 17, 2011.)
Week Six: History/Revision/Methods and Problems for History
W6 Interchanges due (Day 7 of Week 6: Apr. 24, 2011.)
W6 Correlations and Review due (Day 7 of Week 6: Apr. 24, 2011.)
W6 Explorations due, if chosen (Day 7 of Week 6: Apr. 24, 2011.)
Week Seven: Philosophy/Experience/Formal Education
W7 Interchanges due (Day 7 of Week 7: May 1, 2011.)
W7 Correlations and Review due (Day 7 of Week 7: May 1, 2011.)
W7 Explorations due, if chosen (Day 7 of Week 7: May 1, 2011.)
W7 Final Project due (Day 7 of Week 7: May 1, 2011.)
Week Eight: A Bundle of Relations/Final Exam
Final Exam due (anytime during Week 8, and by the latest on Day 7 of Week 8: May 8, 2011)
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