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Humanities
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HUMA 1780
Professor
Elicia Clements

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Lecture1 Clements1 SchoolofArtsandLetters,AtkinsonFacultyofLiberalandProfessionalStudies Summer2009 AK/HUMA17806.0A StoriesinDiverseMedia WelcometotheInternetversionofAK/HUMA17806.0A"StoriesinDiverse Media."Pleasedoublechecktomakesureyouareviewingtherightcoursematerial.I amyourcoursedirector,Dr.E.Clements.ThisisafirstyearGeneralEducation requirement,whichmeansthattherearetwooverarchinggoals:1.animprovementin yourreadingandwriting"criticalskills"thatwillserveyoufortherestofyouruniversity careerinallofthecoursesyouwilltake.2.toexposeyoutoavarietyofideasand materialaboutculturethroughanhistoricalperspectiveinordertoengageyouin criticalandanalyticalthinking.Bothofthesegoalswillcombinetohelpyouinyour upperlevelcourses,nottomentionyourcontinuingand/orfuturecareers. Manyofyouareenrolledinprogramsthatdonotfallundertherubricofthe Humanities,suchasAdministrativeStudiesorEconomics,soI'mguessingthiscoursewill besomethingquitedifferentforyoufromyourotherstudies.Youmayevenbeterrified ofthiscourse!Youcanresteasy,however,itisnotmeanttomakeyourlifemiserable; youmayevenhaveabitoffunalongtheway.Asmentionedabove,thisisaHumanities course,whichmeanssimplyput,I'mgoingtoteachyousomestuffaboutculture,and thenI'mgoingtoaskyoutothinkforyourselfandtrytoapplywhatyou'velearnedto thatstuffcalledculture.Thefocuswillbeonthinkingaboutyourownassumptionsand Lecture1 Clements2 buildingyourowncriticalideas.Tothatend,let'slookathowwe'regoingtodothisby goingoverthecoursesyllabus. NutsandBoltsfortheCourse TheCourseOutline,ScheduleofLectures,andCoursePoliciescanbefoundin theCourseSchedulefolderintheTableofContentsontheleftsideoftheHomepage forourcourse.(Pleasenotethatthisisthemostuptodateschedulesopleaseusethis fortheremainderofthesummer.)Iwouldprintthisscheduleoutsoyoucanfollow alongwhilewegothroughthenutsandboltsforthecourse.Also,pleasegetinthe habitofcheckingtheAnnouncementsfolderonaweeklybasis.IfIhavemessages concerningtherunningofthecourse,wewillmentionthemherefirst. TheTexts: ThetextscanbepurchasedattheYorkBookstore.Thereare9booksintotal (includingonethatwillassistyouwithhowtowriteanessay).Othertextual materialswillbepostedintheReadingsfolder. GradingScheme: Assignment#1:AdaptationPaper 20%Duedate:July6,2009 Assignment#2:ResearchEssay 25%Duedate:Aug.10,2009 Participation:Onlinediscussions 15% Duringeachmodule (seebelowformoreinfo.) Onlinemidyeartest: 20%Duedate:July1315,2009 (seelecturescheduleformoreinfo.) Inclassfinalterm est: 20%Tentativeduedate:Aug.20,2009 (seelecturescheduleformoreinfo.) Lecture1 Clements3 PleasereadtheAssignmentsandCoursePoliciessheettolearnmoreaboutthe requirementsforthecourse.Additionally,foreachassignment,youwillreceivea detailedhandoutthatspecifiestherequirements.Iwillpostthesehandoutswellin advanceoftheduedatesunderAssignmentsinthelefthandTableofContentson theHomepageforthecourse. Participation: Participationinonlinediscussionsismandatoryforthiscourseandworthupto15% ofyourtotalgrade.Thegroupswon'tbeupandrunning,however,untilafterthe lastdatetoaddacoursewithpermissionofinstructorexpires:June19,2009.Thisis becausethecourselistneedstobesolidlyinplacebeforeIcandivideyouintoequal groups. So,thismeansyoudonotneedtoworryaboutthediscussionroomsuntilI announceinlectureandintheAnnouncementsfolderthattheyareupand running.Pleasebepatient. ThecourseisdividedintoTHREEmodules: 1. MODULE1:FROMANCIENTMYTHSTOMODERNSTORIES 2. MODULE2:FROMMONSTERSTOHEROESTOMONSTERS 3. MODULE3:COMINGHOMEAGAIN ForeachmoduleyouwillneedtoparticipateinatleastTHREEonlinediscussions aboutthecoursematerial.Youwillbegivenquestionsfordiscussion,butyouwill Lecture1 Clements4 needtoinitiateyourownresponsestothesequestions.Iwillpostinstructionsand protocolwhentheroomsareupandrunning. ForanytechnicaldifficultiesinthecoursepleasecontacttheOFFICEOF COMPUTINGTECHNOLOGYANDeLEARNINGSERVICES(OCTES)atDistance Education(DE). Thisisthewebsite:http://www.atkinson.yorku.ca/~octes/students/index.html Thisistheemail:[email protected] Theycanhelpyouwithanycomputerrelatedissues. Inthemeantime,youwillneedtocompleteYork'sonlinetutorialaboutAcademic Integrityatthefollowingaddress: http://www.yorku.ca/tutorial/academic_integrity/ Youwillreceiveareceiptconfirmingthatyouhavecompletedthetutorial.Ican checkwhohascompletedtheonlinetutorialmyselfthroughthesystemYorkhasset upsoyoudonotneedtoworryaboutsendingmethereceipt.Keepitforyourown records. Pleasenote:Theparticipationcomponentsmaynotseemliketheyareworthalot now,butthereisnopointinthrowingawayeasymarks.Ifyoudrop2%hereor therebynotcompletingtheparticipationcomponents,thisaddsupquicklytohalfa lettergrade.Inotherwords,failingtodotheIntegrityTutorialplusonemissed moduleforparticipationcoulddecreaseyourgradefromaBtoaC+,forexample. Participationisworth15%ofyourentiregradesotakeadvantageofit;itisaneasy waytoearnmarksandanimportantcomponentofthisonlineversionofthecourse.
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