Spring 2013 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Starnaman, Sabrina
Discipline and Number
HUMA 1301 Section 006
TR Time 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Course Title
Exploration of the Humanities

Description of Course:

Societies around the world and across time regard new millennia as times of profound change. It is the moment to embrace the new and innovated, and do away with the outmoded past. In this course, we will study America at the shift from the nineteenth to the twentieth century.
For this course, key issues in 1900 include: American global expansion, wealth and poverty, who is and is not a citizen, and what it means to be an American man or woman. These are all very pertinent issues today.

We will examine popular culture, literature, historical documents, photography, art, music, and newspapers from the turn of the twentieth century as we develop an understanding of the work done by scholars in the humanities.

Required Texts:

Soldiers of Fortune, (1897) Richard Harding Davis. Broadview Press.
Maggie: A Girl of the Streets, (1893) Stephen Crane. Broadview Press.
An Imperative Duty, (1892) William Dean Howells. Broadview Press.
Mrs. Spring Fragrance (1890s-1912) Edith Maude Eaton/Sui Sin Far. Broadview Press.

All texts will be available at:
Off-Campus Books
561 West Campbell Road Ste 201(behind Fuzzy's Taco)
Richardson, Texas 75080

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Assignments include unit tests, reading journal, and portfolio of texts on a research topic.

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