COURSE NAME: Introduction to Humanities
INSTRUCTOR: Carolyn Lawrence
CREDIT HOURS: 3
PREREQ: ENGL1101 with a C
A104-B Canton campus
Discovering the Humanities, 2nd Edition, Henry Sayre
Place to save work, pens, pencils, paper. Other materials as directed by instructor.
Explores the philosophic and artistic heritage of humanity expressed through a historical perspective on visual arts, music, and literature. The humanities provide insight into people and society. Topics include: historical and cultural developments; contributions of the humanities; and research project.
Historical and Cultural Developments
Contributions of the Humanities
All course assignments discussed within the syllabus are available in further detail on ANGEL. The assignment requirements and information is located in the Syllabus/Course Information folder under the Lessons Tab, and each assignment for each chapter, that information will be found under the Chapter folder under the Lessons Tab in ANGEL. All assignments will be assigned and turned in through ANGEL. No hard copies will be accepted in any case, unless I hand out a hard copy and give an assignment within a campus course as classwork.
EXPECTED STUDENT OUTCOMES:
Historical and Cultural Developments – Identify and discuss selected works of visual art, music, philosophy, and literature from various historical periods.
Contributions to Humanities – Recognize the significance of the Humanities in the thought and technology of the historical-cultural periods; Identify the influence of the humanities on contemporary and future thought and technology.
Research – Use print and electronic reference materials to complete research on a topic in the Humanities.
COURSE EVALUATION: (Include statement if a “C” or better is required to move to next class)
A=90-100; B=80-89; C=70-79; D=60-69; F=0-59
Writing Assignments= 20%
Final Exam= 20%
Proctor Event= 10%
All descriptions of assignments can be located in the Syllabus and Course Information Folder on ANGEL as well.
A. Attendance Policy: Attendance is expected. The course runs on a weekly basis, from Friday to the next Friday. If you hope to garner as much information as you can to be successful in this course, then you must attend class. Things do happen, I understand this, but you have committed to this course and your education and I am holding you to that. The classes are set up by week, which means you have a week in which to complete assignments. No exceptions.
B. Make-Up Exam Policy: Missed exams cannot be made up, regardless of reason. If you miss an exam, it is a zero, regardless if you have alerted me to your absence and/or have an excused absence note. However, the lowest exam will be dropped at the end of the semester. This does not include the final exam.
C. Classwork/Homework Policy: All classwork/homework assignments are expected to be completed by the assigned due date or it will be a zero. The lowest classwork/homework grade will be dropped at the end of the semester.
D. Writing Assignments: Throughout the session you will have writing assignments. These assignments will be 2-3 pages in length, and must include a title page and a works cited page. In-text citations are expected in MLA formatting. The assignments will focus on topics from the chapters or related to the chapters. Students will be expected to do research on the topic and have at least 3 references sourced.
ALL PAPERS MUST BE IN MLA FORMATTING AND HAVE PROPER CITATIONS.
Proper citations means intext citations and references at the end of the writing. If proper citations are not used, it will be an automatic zero. Any instances of plagiarism will be an automatic…