HUM 101:Introduction to the Humanities
Sections: OV1, EV1,YV1,1R1,WV1,
Instructors: Linda Uhlenkott, Ph.D. (Elko site)
Dale Griffith, C.Th., M.A (Pahrump site)
Office: McMullen Hall #119
Phone: 775-753-2346; Fax 775-753-2131
Phone: 755-727-2008; Fax: 775-727-2014
Office Hours: Dr. Uhlenkott: Monday, ; Tuesday, ; Wednesday, ; Thursday,
Dale Griffith: M.W ; Th
Texts and Materials: Perry, Marvin, Joseph R. Peden, and Theodore H. Von Laue. Sources of the Western Tradition. Volume 1. (Required
This course is an introduction to the humanities through a study of seven major arts including film, drama, music, literature, painting, sculpture, and architecture. Each of these arts is considered from the perspective of historical development, the elements used in creating works of art, meaning and form, and criticism and critical evaluation. Prerequisite: ENG 101 reading level
Identify major categories of artistic forms
Compare and contrast stylistic characteristics of selected works
Experience a personal interaction with works in the arts and humanities
Discussion about The Mikado. Create illustrated poem.
Engage in the creative process
Improve writing ability
Demonstrate knowledge of the influence of literature, philosophy and the arts on culture
Discussions; final exam
Increase knowledge of the arts throughout history
Because Humanities 101 is a hybrid course, we will be meeting via IAV and online. The weeks that we do not meet IAV, you will be expected to contribute to online discussions. Your participation in these discussions will be graded with a rubric.
Please use MLA style for citation and format. Submit assignments through the webct dropbox.
Preparation for class discussion requires out-of-class reading, listening and observation. A schedule for the text and written assignments required for class meetings is posted online, with the understanding the instructor reserves the right to make adjustments (giving you timely notification) and recommends that you work ahead whenever possible.
Music listening assignments can be difficult. Concentrate on short sections of music for brief periods (30 minutes); listen without distractions and repeat a movement or shorter piece a number of times in one sitting to identify its characteristics and style.
The final grade will be determined by the following criteria:
· Regular classroom attendance
· Regular postings to discussion board on webct (20%)
· Complete assigned readings.
· One short essay 2-3 pages (15%)
· Completion of projects: Era Analysis Chart, Illustrated Manuscript, reading guides (30%)
· Mid-term to be completed during class time (5%)
· One final exam to be taken in the classroom during final exam week. (30%)
Following is the breakdown of percentages and letter grade equivalents.
59 and below F
The College uses a grade system which awards +s and s and gives a W until the 13th week of class, after which an F will be given. A failing student must formally withdraw before the Friday of the 13th week to avoid earning an F for the course. According to the policy established by the College, to receive and Incomplete, a student must have completed at least Ύ of the course with a grade of C or better, but be unable to complete the class for good cause.
Policy of Academic Integrity:
Students are expected to be honest in all their academic endeavors. If ideas are borrowed, the source must be given credit using standard MLA documentation rules. Internet sources are subject to documentation as well. Plagiarism violates the standards of intellectual honesty. Students who violate such standards are subject to punishment ranging from failing the class to dismissal from the College.
Grade Appeal of Professional Conduct:
Any student with concerns or academic problems, or needing special assistance, may discuss such matters firstly with their instructor---and as soon as possible. Please see page 50 of the General Catalogue 2006-2007 on the procedure which deals with such issues.
Students are expected to observe the conventions of common courtesy: no cell phones in class, prompt attendance, courteous listening, and attention to due dates.
Regular attendance is critical to success in this course. GBCs attendance policy allows up to three absences in a three-credit class without penalty, but those should be used to cover emergency absences. In a 3-credit class held once a week, the absences should not add up to more than three total hours. Instructors may drop students for excessive absence. Students must(See page 48 of GBCs General Catalog 2006-2007 for the complete attendance policy.)
GBC supports providing equal access for students with disabilities. An advisor is available to discuss appropriate accommodations with students. Please contact the ADA Officer (Julie Byrnes) in Elko at 775.753.2271 at your earliest convenience to request timely and appropriate accommodations.
Week 1: Jan. 22 Meet IAV
Chapter 1: including Overview: pgs. 3-28
Week 2: Jan. 29 WebCT
Chapter 2 (Myth): including Overview: pgs. 31-39; 42-44; 47-52; 61-64
Week 3: Feb. 5 IAV
(Literature): pgs. 101-134
Week 4: Feb. 12 WebCT
Week 5: Feb. 19 Presidents Day (No school)
Week 6: Feb. 26 IAV
Music Text to be supplied
Week 7: Mar. 5 WebCT
Review and mid-term exam
Week 8: Mar. 12 IAV
Chapter 7 (Theatre): pgs. 243-293 The Mikado may be shown during class this week.
Week 9: Mar. 19 WebCT
The Mikado (theatre as social commentary)
Mar. 26 Spring Break
Week 10: Apr. 2 IAV
Chapter 9 (Cinema): 339-366; 390-392
Week 11: Apr. 9 WebCT
Chapter 10 (Religion): pgs. 397-438
Week 12: Apr. 16 IAV
Chapter 11 (Morality/Ethics): pgs. 441-477
Week 13: Apr. 23 WebCT
Chapter 12 (Death and Life-Affirmation): pgs. 549-582
Week 14: Apr. 30 IAV
Chapter 13 (Freedom): pgs. 585-607 (will also include handouts)
Week 15: May 7 WebCT
(Existentialism): pgs. 607-612 (will include handouts of primary source materials from Nietzsche and other modern philosophers).
Week 16: May 14 IAV Review for final exam.