Humanities 214 Fall, 2009
Instructor: Connie Schrader
Class Meetings: Monday Lecture, W F Discussion Groups, 11:25-12:35
On attendance: Tom Wayman puts it well
Office Hours: MWF 2:45-4 or by appointment
Office: 208 HFC Phone: 232.5652
Humanities 214 is the second in the series of four Humanities courses which form the core of the liberal education offered by UNCA. This course examines the ideas, values, and world-views of the medieval and Renaissance periods, beginning with the fall of Rome and ending with rise of political absolutism. In addition, Humanities 214 examines the world-views of concurrent non-European cultures, providing students with an opportunity to begin exploring alternate cultural models and to understand points of connection among the various world-views.
Please follow this link for a complete course introduction: Welcome to Humanities 214
Academic Goals and Skills:
The academic goals and skills that are central to the Humanities program are eloquently stated on the HUM homepage. Please refer to them when you go to that site to download the weekly lecture notes.
Course requirements and basis of grade:
In this course, assignments are handled differently from other courses you may have encountered. In this curriculum, you select what work you complete, you choose when it is due and in what order you will accomplish your assignments. This gives you the freedom to schedule your work load so that you can do your best work. There are with three required components--components you must fulfill to pass:
1) all students will create a portfolio of 20 type-written, edited pages and
2) all students must sit for and pass the the final exam (pass = 60%)
3) you must participate meaningfully in the course by attending regularly, contribute generously to discussion, show respect for your peers and instructor.
The grading scale and options you have for demonstrating evidence of learning are detailed here: Creating Your Course Encounter