Hello HUMN 113 Students:
Welcome to Humanities Online.
Humanities III is an interdisciplinary study of the artistic and architectural developments,religious debates, musical expression, theatrical performance, literary, and philosophical movements produced between 1650-1880 C.E.
Reformation and Counter-Reformation, The Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment, The Age of Absolutism & Aristocratic Art (East and West) ,Baroque Art and Architecture, Revolutions, Rococo and Neo-Classicism, Romanticism, Industrialization, Realism, Early Modernism .
Textbooks and Other Required Materials:
Gloria K. Fiero, THE HUMANISTIC TRADITION: BOOK 4 & 5 Volume 6, 6th edition, McGraw Hill;
BOOK 4: ISBN 978-0-07-734626-3
BOOK 5: ISBN 978-0-07-734622-5
Supplementary readings that will be posted online.
INFORMATION ABOUT ONLINE COURSES:
This course will be conducted entirely online. This means that you MUST be generally computer-literate. You must have constant access to a computer. You must be able to do general word processing, and you must be confident surfing the internet. Loss of internet or computer problems are not legitimate excuses for missed work or participation. I recommend that you immediately identify a place where you can reach a back-up computer to complete your weekly work (a local library or at BUCKS). If you are uncertain about your computer competence or access, you should NOT take this course.
If have AOL you will need to use another browser once you are online. To get the latest versions of common browsers, go to NETSCAPE NAVIGATOR or MOZILLA FOXFIRE on the web.
This is not a self-paced independent study. While we will not see each other in person, this course will run on the same principles of a traditional college class. You will need to keep up with weekly readings and post discussions on the discussion thread on the day and time frame indicated (usually Wednesday evening of each week by 9:00 pm). You will gain credit for initial discussion posts submitted after the weekly deadline. In fact, all assignments will be due on the day assigned. Late assignments will suffer 1/2 grade deductions for each day after the due date (same as my face2face courses). Please see information below for course specifics.
This is one of the most important parts of your course: weekly reading. Most of the readings will come from the Fiero text,THE HUMANISTIC TRADITION: BOOKS 4 & 5 and online materials. It is imperative that you read carefully and use these readings in online discussions, essays, and exams.
DISCUSSION AND PARTICIPATION:
Participation in online discussions is required of everyone. Your Participation/Discussion grade will be based on the quality of your participation.
WARNING: It is imperative that you participate weekly in the discussion threads. Students who miss SEVEN or more discussion threads will receive an F for the course.
THE SCIENTIFIC/PHILOSOPHICAL REVOLUTION. You must write a three-four paged (double-spaced,Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, at least one inch margins, Microsoft Word Document) research analysis of a figure who contributed to the Scientific Revolution and/or the Enlightenment . I will assign each student a figure and a question about that figure three weeks prior to the assignment due date. This paper will require research and original analysis.
CULTURAL FIELD TRIP RESEARCH PAPER. You must write a five-six paged, (double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font, at least one inch margins Microsoft Word document) research paper using your "live" experience in a local museum, theater, music performance, or other cultural event relevant to our period of study (1600s-1800s). You must use your visit to the cultural event as research source material along with traditional library and internet research materials. The paper must include parenthetical citations (MLA style)and a works cited page. Because this paper should represent your own thoughts and observations, you may not use museum web sites to write the essay. And, of course, all BCCC rules and regulations regarding plagiarism apply.
WARNING: In order to receive full credit for this project, you must be able to get a paper copy of your research essay to me, along with attached proof of attendance by the due date indicated in the learning modules. You may drop it off at my office, or the history dept. office, or send it via snail mail. IF YOU CANNOT DO THIS, PLEASE LET ME KNOW ASAP!
- Discussion and Participation 25%
- Major Figure Paper 15%
- Cultural Field Trip Paper 20%
- Mid-Term Exam 20%
- Final Exam 20%
Again, I strongly encourage you to work through the Bb Vista tutorials. After that go to our course site and open the BEGIN file. Instructions for Week One will follow.
If you need to talk to me at anytime, please either call me @ 215-968-8288 or email @ firstname.lastname@example.org. I will get back to you as soon as I can, if we don't connect on your first attempt.
I look forward to an interesting semester together.
Yours, Professor Maria McGrath