Spring 2016 - 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:

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)
Selected films

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.

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