Spring 2013 - 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:

Intended to introduce students to the connections between various fields of study in the humanities, this course will examine the concept of courage. We will read literary works and historical documents, view films, and look through the world at large to see whether we can define, understand, and perhaps apply that elusive quality of character.

Required Texts:

The following are available at the UTD Book Store, Off-Campus Books, and commercially. PLEASE USE THESE EDITIONS.

Sophocles, Three Theban Plays (tr. Robert Fagles, Penguin)
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Scholastic paperback)
Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises (Scribner/Simon & Schuster)
Richard Wright, Uncle Tom’s Children (HarperPerennial, 1993)
Kate Chopin, The Awakening (Avon, 1994)
William Shakespeare, King Lear (Signet)
Toni Morrison, Beloved (Vintage)

In addition, a course pack of required materials is available on electronic reserve at McDermott Library.

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 summary 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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