Spring 2023 - HUM 101W D900
Introduction to the Humanities (3)
Class Number: 6272
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 3310, Surrey
Exam Times + Location:
Apr 22, 2023
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
SRYC 3090, Surrey
An introduction to issues and concepts central to the study of the Humanities. Through exposure to primary materials drawn from different periods and disciplines, 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 three broad purposes. First, to get students thinking about certain fundamental questions of moral intelligence, as those questions arise across a range of human relationships – with one’s family and friends, with society, with oneself and (for religious believers) with the divine. Second, to alert students to some of the diverse ways in which literary texts and other cultural artefacts can generate meaning. And third, to foster an understanding of canon-formation and the pursuit of humanistic knowledge as historically conditioned processes, in which we have a role to play as interpreters and continuators.
- Attendance and Participation 10%
- Reading Quizzes 15%
- Paper 1 15%
- Paper 2 20%
- Paper 3 20%
- Final Exam 20%
This course counts towards a concentration in Public Engagement and Intellectual Culture for students enrolled in a Global Humanities major or minor program.
- Glyn Burgess, trans., The Song of Roland (Penguin Classics 1990) ISBN 9780140445329
Michael Frayn, Copenhagen (Anchor Books 2000) ISBN 9780385720793
- Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince, trans. by Tim Parks (Penguin Classics 2011) ISBN 9780141442259
Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs, “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave” and “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl” (Modern Library 2000) ISBN 9780679783282
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.
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