Introduction to the Humanities I Course Syllabus

Kristin L. Edford

Honorary:
Instructor: Kristin L. Edford
Phone:
Office Hours:

OFFICE:                                                PH 203
OFFICE HOURS:                                M – R By Appointment
                                                Evening and Weekend available by appointment

PHONE:                                                806-371-5205 (for emergencies only)

E-MAIL: (Best)                   kledford@actx.edu
 

 

 

 

 

 

Catalog Year: 2012-2013
Disability Statement: Any student who, because of a disabling condition, may require some special arrangements in order to meet course requirements should contact disAbility Services (Student Service Center room 119, phone 371-5436) as soon as possible.
Course Title: Introduction to the Humanities I
Course Name and Number: HUMA-1301
Course Section: 004
Semester: Spring
Prerequisites:
Course Description:

An interdisciplinary, multi-perspective assessment of cultural, political, philosophical and aesthetic factors critical to the formulation of values and the historical development of the individual and of society.

Department Expectations:
Hours: (3 sem hrs; 3 lec)
Class Type: Online Course
Textbooks:

  

Reality through the Arts, Dennis J. Sporre
Prentice Hall (div. of Pearson), Eighth Edition

 

Supplies:

 Textbook, dictionary, pens, pencils, notebook paper or notebook for note taking, access to a computer to complete assignments and review class material, access to a computer to complete content requirements. Access to film rentals and library materials are necessary for successful completion of this course.

Student Performance:

  

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Understanding purposes and processes in the visual and musical arts including evaluation of selected works. (AC Catalog, ACGM)

Student Learning Outcomes are based on the required Core Curriculum Intellectual Competencies (pg. 230), Perspectives (pg. 231) and Exemplary Educational Objectives (pg. 234) as defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Specific Course Requirements are to be found in the course schedule and course syllabus.

 STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (CCIC 1,2,3,4,5,6 CCP 1,2,5,6,8 EEOHPVA 1,2,5,6,8): The following are the learning objectives of all Humanities 1301 and 1315 courses taught at Amarillo College. The emphasis of these objectives concerns the appreciation of the fine and performing arts.

1.  To demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.
2.  To understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within an historical and social context.
3.  To respond critically to a variety of exhibitions and performances.
4.  To engage in the creative process or interpretive performance and comprehend the physical and intellectual demands required of the author or visual or performing artist.
5.  To articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities.
6.  To develop an appreciation for the aesthetic principles that guide or govern the humanities and arts.
7.  To demonstrate knowledge of the influence of literature, philosophy, and/or the arts on intercultural experiences.

 

 

Students Rights and Responsibilities: Student Rights and Responsibilities
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If you are an active staff or faculty member according to Human Resources, use "Exchange". All other students, use "AC Connect (Google) Email".

Expected Student Behavior:

Accessing AC Online: It is the responsibility of the student to check email messages, announcements and the course using AC Online. Students will submit all assignments and analyses using AC Online unless noted on the assignment or by the instructor.

Online Student Behavior: All students are expected to be polite and considerate when posting opinions and thoughts in the Discussion Forum. The Online class is not a location where students may post aggressive, insulting, or inappropriate use of language. Any student who violates the required Student Behavior (as stated and in the AC Student Handbook) will result in a failing grade for the course.

Academic Honesty: All matters of academic dishonesty including plagiarism (the act of copying and pasting information from one source and inserting into a paper without proper citation, rewriting information from another source and inserting into a paper without proper citation, copying and rewriting from another student’s work and using as your own), collusion, fabrication, cheating etc. will result in a failing grade for the assignment in question.

• All violations will be forwarded to the proper college authorities for review. Any form of disruptive behavior will not be tolerated.

•Students who cheat, copy, or plagiarize any of the three required essays will receive a zero (0) for the assignment and the Final Grade for the course will be reduced by one letter grade (A to B, B to C, C to D, D to F) Students will not be allowed to complete any Extra-Credit which may be offered at the end of the semester.

 

 

Grading Criteria:

Grading Criteria: It is the student’s responsibility to complete all assigned tasks by the specified due date. Individual assignments are evaluated by the instructor. Students are expected to complete all requirements with no less than 75% accuracy. Incomplete assignments, analyses, participation attendance concerns will be reported to specific department chairs, division chairs, and Associate Vice President of Instruction.

ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS:

The grade you will receive will be determined by your completion of the Assignments, Analyses, Quizzes and Discussion Forums.
•Completion of “How to Use AC Online” tutorial found on the AC Online public announcement.
•Chapter Assignments, Analyses, Essays, Chapter Quizzes, AC Online tutorial Quiz, and Discussion Forums will be averaged for the Final Grade.

Attendance:

ATTENDANCE POLICY FOR ONLINE:
It is the student’s responsibility to access the course online and complete all Assignments, Analyses, Assessments, Discussion Forums, Film Analysis Essay, and Presentation according to the course calendar. Students are expected to access the online course every day to complete all requirements.
Final Date to Withdraw from Course without a Failing Grade: 04/18/2013

Calendar:

HUMA 1301 Course Calendar for Online Class:  Assignments, Discussion Forums (DF), Critical Thinking (CT) and Essays may be turned in before the Due Dates. All Assignments, Discussion Forums, Critical Thinking and Essays are due before 11:00pm unless otherwise noted.

Jan 11   Online Tutorial, Introduce Yourself, Chapter Introduction opens
Jan 16    DF Introduce Yourself Due; Tutorial and Syllabus Quiz Due

Jan 21    Chapter Introduction Quiz Due
Jan 25   Chapter 1 CT (Critical Thinking) Due
Jan 28   Chapter 1 DF (Discussion Forum) Due
Jan 31    Chapter 2 DF Due
Feb 04   Chapter 2 CT Due
Feb 07   Chapter 3 CT Due
Feb 11   Chapter 3 DF Due
Feb 14   Quiz: Chapters 1,2,3
Feb 18   Chapter 9 DF Due
Feb 21   Chapter 9 CT Due
Feb 25   Chapter 10 DF Due
Feb 28   Chapter 10 CT Due
Mar 05  Quiz: Chapters 9,10 

Mar 08  Chapter 11 DF Due
MAR 10 – 17 SPRING HOLIDAY – NO CLASS
MAR 19 Attendance Essay Due Before 11pm
(9 weeks allowed to complete)
Mar 21  Chapter 4 DF Due
Mar 25  Chapter 8 DF Due
Mar 28  Chapter 11 CT Due
Apr 02   Quiz: Chapters 4,8,11

Apr 04  Chapter 5 DF
Apr 08  Chapter 5 Terms and CT Due
Apr 11  Chapter 6 DF Due
Apr 15  Chapter 7 DF Due
Apr 18  Last Date to Withdraw from Course
Apr 22  Chapter 7 CT Due   
Apr 25  Quiz: Chapters 6,7
Apr 29   Chapter 12 DF Due, Extra-Credit Opens
May 02 Chapter 13 DF Due

May 04 Exam: Critical Thinking Analysis Essay Due Before 11:00pm
May 06 Extra-Credit Due Before 11:00pm
May 10 Final Grades Will Be Posted Before Noon 12:00pm

The Course Calendar is subject to change based on unexpected events or situation. It is the student’s responsibility to check all email, announcements, and all other forms of correspondence issued by the Instructor.
 

Additional Information:

Course Requirements:

Chapters will be presented according to specific calendar dates.

Assignments, Analyses, Essays, and Quizzes material will be available to students on specific calendar dates.

Chapters will be not follow in sequential order, refer to the Course Calendar for specific due dates.
Assignments and Analyses will be written in the MLA format with proper college level writing skills. Text messaging abbreviations will not be accepted. Essays and Assignments must be submitted in the rtf(rich text format) in order to be opened by college computers for grading.

1. Assignments and Analyses – worth 50%

Students will memorize terms and definitions from the textbook and from lectures.
Students will research the terms and methods from the textbook and from lectures.
Students will research and analyze various topics relating to the chapters.

2. Discussion Forums – worth 30%

Students will read material, choose appropriate images or watch visual examples.
Students will write analytical responses.
Students will post responses into a Discussion Forum.
Students will reply to classmates’ posts.

3. Analysis of Attendance to a Visual or Performing Event – worth 10%

Students will attend or visit one of the following: art museum, gallery, serious music performance, theatrical performance, and or poetry or author reading.
Students will receive prior approval from the instructor for the event.
Students will write a 500 – 750 word essay following the paragraph instructions detailed in the Attendance Analysis Essay Folder
Students will upload the essay as an attachment to the drop box by the specified due date.
Students will have nine weeks (9) to complete the essay.
Students will not be allowed to submit their essay after the due date.

4. Final Exam: Critical Thinking Analysis Essay – worth 10%

Students will choose a selected topic for research based on Chapter 12 or Chapter 13.
Students will research, analyze and critique topic using academic research and critical analysis methods.
Students will present research evaluation by writing a 750 – 1000 word essay.
Students will write the Critical Thinking Essay following the paragraph instructions detailed in the Critical Analysis Essay Folder.
Students will upload the essay as an attachment to the drop box by the specified due date.
Students will have at fourteen (14) weeks to complete the essay.
Students will not be allowed to submit their essay after the due date.

The Course Calendar is subject to change based on unexpected events or situation. It is the student’s responsibility to check all email, announcements, and all other forms of correspondence issued by the Instructor.