Spring 2020 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Towner, Theresa
Discipline and Number
HUMA 1301 Section HN1
TR Time 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Course Title
Exploration of the Humanities

Description of Course:

Designed to introduce students to intellectual inquiry in various fields of the humanities, this course focuses on the quality of character known as heroism.

Required Texts:

The following are available at the UTD Book Store and at Off-Campus Books, as well as commercially. Wherever you buy them, please use these editions:

Joseph Campbell, The Hero With a Thousand Faces (Bollingen/Mythos)
Homer, tr. Robert Fitzgerald, The Odyssey (Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux)
Sophocles, tr. Robert Fagles, The Three Theban Plays (Penguin)
William Shakespeare, King Lear (Signet)
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Scholastic)
L. Frank Baum, The Emerald City of Oz (Dover)
Ernest Hemingway, In Our Time (Scribner)

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Four assignments, each worth 25% of your course grade, will be turned in on time throughout the semester; these assignments include two exams, an oral report on and accompanying analysis of an assigned film, and a final project. Course requirements also include attendance and participation. The quality of those two elements will decide cases of borderline grades. Please note that you must complete all of the required work for the course and that failure to do so will result in failure of the course.

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