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HUMAN 1AS- Midterm Exam Guide - Comprehensive Notes for the exam ( 72 pages long!)


Department
Humanities
Course Code
HUMAN 1AS
Professor
Brendan Shapiro
Study Guide
Midterm

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UC-Irvine
HUMAN 1AS
Midterm EXAM
STUDY GUIDE

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Lecture #1
Housekeeping
9 Faculty Lecs
Office Hours
Monday 3-4, Tues 10:30-11:30 (Appointment: H1B 185, Core Office)
Friday Forum?
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rlazo@uci.edu (for questions)
PowerPoints are available on website
Not all
Course (Empire and Its Ruins)
To write elaborately and have discussional skills
Empire - a site for interpretation
How things work
Opens conversation for a lot of text
Relevant to US
“A way of life”
Approaching diff topics
Example of Relevance to US and Analyzing Diff Text
Puerto Rico
Feels like a colony
Empire relationship
Has the US helped Puerto Rico enough?
North Korea
Has the US tried harder enough to stop
Today’s Lecture
Debating the Humanities - Commitments, Approaches and Values
Disciplines of the imaginations, Variety of Debates
Diff View of how you should study and why
Philosophy
History
Lit
Languages
Rhetoric
Art History
Film Studies
Interpretation with a Goal
The humanities are characterized are not so much by their objects
of study.
The disciplines teach the diff types of reading practices.
Reading in the sense of decoding and recoding
What Should be Included?
How do We Interpret?
Is there a “we”?
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What Should we Emphasize?
Commitments, Approaches, and Values
“The Politics of Knowledge”
The full intellectual process
“Into it goes historically informed research as well as the presentation of a
coherent and carefully argued line that has taken account of alternatives”
(375)
But intellectual work is a human work and thus “worldly, that is situated in
the world, and about the world.” (375)
“Empire”
Power
Benefits and Disadvantages
Globalization
Control
Colonization
Imperialism
Superiority
Dominant/Submissive Relation
Unity
Communities
Minorities
Inflection on Time and History
Film Recap
Star Wars: Emperor Arrives
Structure
Control
Straight Lines
Hierarchy
Significance of Color
Blacks, Red, White
Music
Negative Connotation
Soft-spoken
Knowledge of Power
Tone
“Before me”
Language
Covered up
Symbolism - Empire working in the Shadows?
How has Empire Changed?
Soviet Union
US Democracies
After 9/11 - the good of empire
Liberty
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