LS 211 Introduction to the Humanities
U1T 2011 DLC
Schrepel, Walter A.
M.A. Philosophy. University of PittsburghM.S. Adult and Continuing Education. Kansas State University
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Welcome! Introduction to Humanities is a course designed to guide you through a series of connected, overlapping, and inter-related explorations in the field of the Humanities. 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. We will work together "to liberate students from intellectual, social, and cultural parochialism" by investing you with 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 Submission of Course Materials:
Each week’s work is due by 2400 hours, Sunday of that week. We will not use a grace period for ordinary reasons preventing students from submitting their work on time. However, the instructor will take into account the impact of a personal or family emergency or a problematic situation related to military duty. Students must explain their situation to the instructor in a timely manner and will coordinate with the instructor for turning in late work.
If the instructor does not grant a grace period, late work might be accepted on the condition that late work cannot earn full credit. The quality of the work will be reduced for being late by as much as 20% based on the lateness of the work. Students should email the instructor to report that late work has been submitted.
Failure to submit work will cause students to receive a failing grade for that assignment.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Ground Rules for Online Communication & Participation
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.
Online Instructor Response Policy: Online 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.
Announcements and Key Events: Announcements will be posted to remind students of upcoming key events. Announcements will also be emailed to students using class email.
Please check the Announcements area before you ask general course "housekeeping" questions (i.e. how do I submit assignment 3?).
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 92-93
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 95-96
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Additional Information:Additional information and resources may be posted in DOCUMENT SHARING tab. The instructor will post an email announcing the posting of material.
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