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Humanities 115 - Cultural Eras in Humanities I - Prof. A. Dimakos

Course:Cultural Eras in Humanities I
Professor:Prof. A. Dimakos
  • Online
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


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Hello! My name is Prof. Dimakos and I love Humanities 115!

This course covers a little bit of everything (art, architecture, music, philosophy, religion and literature) from everywhere (Africa, Asia, South and North America, Europe) starting with the ancient world (think: prehistoric) and ending somewhere around the late fifteenth century (think: Leonardo da Vinci).

There’s no required textbook for this course, but there are required readings that you will complete. These readings will be made available in Canvas and are crucial to understanding the depth and breadth of the course content. All assignments in the course will be based on the readings.

The readings will come from various internet sources and OER (open educational resources). Also, there are some PowerPoint presentations you will be required to read through and videos to watch.

I’m excited to explore the beauty, similarities, and differences between and among various peoples and cultures this semester.

Please feel free to email me with any questions.

Course Description

This course presents an interdisciplinary, multi-cultural study of major eras of humanistic development from the ancient world to the late fifteenth century through representative works of visual art, architecture, music, philosophy, religion, and oral and written literature.

What to Expect in this Course

You should expect to spend approximately 9-11 hours per week logged into the class website accessing and reading assigned texts, viewing PowerPoint lectures, watching videos, participating in discussions, and completing writing assignments, just as you would for any other college-level course.

Our class wide discussion boards (where much of our class work will be conducted) will be asynchronous, not synchronous, meaning that you can log in at a time of day convenient to you, but you will want to make sure to submit your work by the deadline in order for that work to be eligible for full credit.

To succeed in this class, you should be able to: navigate the Internet, send and receive email attachments, upload work to Canvas, cut and paste text from documents, compose and format documents in a word processing program, and save documents as a Microsoft Word file. If you are not able to do these things independently, this online class is not the best format for you.

Types of Assessments

Quizzes, Discussion Boards, activities, reflections, one essay, one midterm exam, one final exam

Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

No textbook. All resources, texts, and readings will be made available via Canvas.

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

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Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

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Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

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Last updated: 10/26/2021 Sub#: 1113