Spring 2020 - HUM 309 D100
Literatures and the Arts Across Cultures (4)
Class Number: 5415
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3255, Burnaby
An interdisciplinary study of literary texts in translation and/or art forms across cultures and periods. Students with credit for HUM 381 or 382 under this topic may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.
This course considers the role of Literature and the Arts in the generation, spread, and social construction of the category of religions called Monotheism across cultures and time. We will use digital qualitative data analysis approaches to examine the ways in which literary, performing, and visual art has been deployed to define the concept of Monotheism. By close- reading texts, recordings, and images, we will produce quantitative data to support our analyses of these artifacts. Class meetings will include lectures, skills-based workshops, and reading discussions.
Making Monotheism: The Role of Literary, Performing, and Visual Arts in the Development, Spread, and Perception of Monotheism across Cultures.
- Attendance 10%
- In Class Writing Assignments (10) 20%
- Reading Question Assignments (5) 25%
- Qualitative Digital Text Analysis Question Assignments (5) 25%
- Digital Essay Final Project 20%
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
Access to Atlas.ti qualitative data analysis software
(single semester and two-year student licenses available at https://atlasti.com/students/)
All readings will be provided by instructor
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