Fall 2023 - HUM 101W D100
Introduction to Global Humanities (3)
Class Number: 4187
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Sep 6 – Dec 5, 2023: Mon, 2:30–4:20 p.m.
Oct 10, 2023: Tue, 2:30–4:20 p.m.
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 15, 2023
Fri, 3:30–6:30 p.m.
1 778 782-9727
An introduction to issues and concepts central to the study of the humanities around the world. Through exposure to primary materials drawn from different periods, disciplines, and regions, students will become acquainted with a range of topics and ideas relating to the study of human values and human experience. Students with credit for HUM 101 may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.
This course has two main objectives. The first is to introduce students to some of the key texts and ideas in the humanities. The overarching theme centres on what has become a contested idea today and this is the notion of masculinity. The second objective, because this course has a "W" or "Writing Intensive" designation, is to introduce or re-introduce students to the art of writing. Accordingly, we will review the key components of the essay such as the thesis statement, introduction, conclusion, effective referencing, how to avoid academic dishonesty and so forth.
- Essay 1 (2-3 pages) 15%
- Essay 2 (4-6 pages) 20%
- Essay 3 (7-9 pages) 30%
- Class participation and protocol 15%
- Presentation 20%
- Stephen Mitchell, Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation, ISBN-13: 978-0609810347
- Sophocles, The Three Theban Plays: Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, ISBN-13: 978-0140444254
- Plato, The Republic, ISBN-13: 978-0140455113
- Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, ISBN-13: 978-0140449334
- Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince, ISBN-13: 978-0140449150
- Ernst Jünger, Storm of Steel, ISBN-13: 978-0141186917
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS
SFU’s Academic Integrity website http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating. Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.
Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the university community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the university. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the university. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html
Students with a faith background who may need accommodations during the semester are encouraged to assess their needs as soon as possible and review the Multifaith religious accommodations website. The page outlines ways they begin working toward an accommodation and ensure solutions can be reached in a timely fashion.