Humanities 115 - Cultural Eras in Humanities I - Prof. A. Dimakos
|Course:||Cultural Eras in Humanities I|
|Professor:||Prof. A. Dimakos|
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.
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.
This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at https://coc.instructure.com. Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:
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- CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password
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Last updated: 10/26/2021 Sub#: 1113