Humanities 205 Teri Lynn Tosspon, MA, MA, TESL Heald College
Agenda • Interviews & Introductions • Syllabus • Poetry/History Through Literature • Maya Angelou “Africa” 995 • Langston Hughes “I, Too” 958-959 • Symbolism, Analogy, Metaphor
Interviews & Introductions Choose a partner Fill out the questionnaire by speaking to your partner and writing down their answers Introduce your partner to the class, sharing their answers to 2 of the questions
Why is college important? How does “Humanities” fit? • Fields Represented in Humanities • Classics • History • Languages • Law • Literature • Performing arts • Music • Theatre • Dance • Philosophy • Religion • Visual arts - Drawing, Painting • What is Humanities? • Using multiple academic disciplines • study the of human condition, using methods that are primarily analytical, critical, or speculative Ability to complete tasks Ability to work independently/with minimal direction. Ability to critically think.
SyllabusHumanities 205 Heald College, Roseville Teri Tosspon, M.A.
Course Description Examine selected readings of fiction, essays, and novels by important contemporary writers with an emphasis on social and cultural issues. Explore culture and its origins, values, and changing status. Develop the skills to present sensitive and controversial topics to an audience. Write a minimum of 5,000 words in essays, response papers, and a final research project.
Student Learning Outcomes • Analyze cultural aspects of various types of literature including prose, poetry, music, film, and drama. • Identify analogies, metaphors, and symbols within written and visual texts. • Write coherent analyses of literature in academic essays. • Analyze issues raised in literature for both discussion and academic essays.
Instructor Information Teri Tosspon, M.A. (History, English, TESL) email@example.com http://ttosspon.wikispaces.com/HUMN205 (949) 682-8374 (Why-682-Teri) Office hours: Afternoons and by appointment
Textbooks • Bundle ISBN: 1111120250 • Kirszner, L. G. & Mandell, S. R. (2010). Literature: Reading, Reacting, Writing, Compact, 2009 MLA Update Edition (7th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Cengage Learning. ISBN 0495904554 • Kirszner, L. G. (2004). Lit21: Literature in the 21st Century CD (ver. 1.5). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Cengage Learning. ISBN 141300668 • The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins(paperback on Amazon for $4.95)
Grading Policy • Exams 15% • Weekly quizzes, final exam • Projects and Assignments 75% • Journals, papers • Participation 10% • 2-3 graded activities each meeting
Course Schedule • See Syllabus Pg 2-3
Course Schedule Homework: due at the next meeting Topics to be covered on that day
Presentations “The Hunger Games”100 points, beginning wk 3 Weekly Small-Group Presentations 3 Chpts of “The Hunger Games” - Summary (tell what happens) - Analysis (do analysis symbolisms, themes, etc) - Activity (choose from the list of 91 activities) - Assessment/Quiz (written or oral assessment) Submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org or on campus/in person @ 5pm day of
Hunger Games • Revised Hunger Games schedule. • Your group will need to choose ONE of these dates and present these chapters on that date.
About Teri Tosspon Raised on a farm in the middle of Nebraska Education University of Nebraska- Lincoln - Masters Oxford University, England University of California Irvine – Masters/PhD Hobbies: writing, reading, painting, baking/cooking, rock climbing, playing video games, international and state-side travel
Do Not Confuse “Easy” and “Fun” We will play a lot of games, you will work independently, with partners, and in groups. BUT I expect Weekly writings (journal, some papers) Weekly reading and analysis Thinking. That means taking TIME. The first answer is not always the only one
Attendance If you miss 14 days in a row, you will be dropped. Studies have shown that 85% attendance is minimum for success (A or B). There are graded activities during class period If you need to miss class or if you will be tardy or leaving early, call or text TERI TOSSPON ***(949) 682-8374*** email@example.com. as soon as possible (BEFORE CLASS!!!)
Makeup Policy Each student has the opportunity to make up one missed major in-class graded event. You MAY make up one (1) quiz or exam.
Blue or White Scrubs for MEDICAL Layer appropriately- White Only NO Canvas/Fabric Shoes- It’s a hazard! Shoes must be covered- no holes or open toed No Piercings and/or excessive jewelry WHITE shoes- Leather only, must have a defined heel No Piping on Scrubs No Externship Scrubs WHITE Outerwear only!!!! NO HOODS
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MALES & FEMALES: NO HATS OF ANY KIND NO HOODIES OR SWEATSHIRTS NO SUNGLASSES IN THE CLASSROOM PROFESSIONAL OUTERWEAR ONLY IN THE CLASSROOMS!!!
Tosspon’s PoliciesThe GOLDEN RULE(s) treat others as you would like to be treated. Respect.
Respect • Be courteous and respectful of everyone and everything • Be prepared for class and actively participate (This includes completing assignments and having required materials) • Raise hand to speak when others are speaking. • Electronic devices are not allowed in class unless they are specially needed and approved by the instructor. • Food or drinks other than water in a re-sealable water bottle are not allowed. • If you need to use the restroom, exit quietly *unless students are presenting* and return quietly.
Late Work • -10% for each day late. For example if an assignment is due Thursday at 6pm, and it is not submitted until Friday at 6pm, the maximum grade received will be a 90%. • If you phone/text/email, you will get a 24hr grace period! • Late work should be submitted via email
Late Work • Work conducted during class that is missed cannot be made up under any circumstances. • No points will be given for a draft that is not ready before class on draft-revision days. Thus, if we are “revising a draft” and you do not have a completed draft, you will be awarded no points. • No late assignments will be accepted after week 10, no assignments will be accepted after the last scheduled class date (even if it is 1 HOUR LATE).
If you are going to be Absent • Text (949) 682-8374 or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) in ADVANCE or before the end of class. • Complete and turn in all homework PRIOR to the class meeting • Look up the assignments for the • following week online • contact at least one of the students • contacts to confirm assignment the day missed
Resubmission of Work On-time work only (no late work is eligible) • Contact the instructor via phone, text message, email, or web post about the assignment • Make corrections to the assignment as suggested, instructed, or researched • Turn in the resubmitted work within 1 week .
Academic Integrity • TurnItIn.com – your work WILL be checked. • All major papers to be emailed to email@example.com BEFORE class on the due date. • If you are caught plagiarizing, you will fail the assignment. You will not be able to make up the credit for the assignment. • copying work/ ideas/ projects from any other person/media • allowing another person to copy or borrow original work in any form • allowing another person to copy answers on a quiz or test or to communicate with another person during a quiz or test • representing the work of another team member as one’s own • stopping or delaying another student in the completion of any work • plagiarism in any form, including failing to give credit to the source of thoughts, words, ideas, or work from any other person, printed material, or web site
Final Benchmark Options • Project 1: An essay analysis of 1,000 words minimum, using MLA format • Project 2: A dramatic scene and analysis of 1,000 words minimum, using MLA format • Project 3: Original poem or song and analysis of 750 words, using MLA format
Final Benchmark Presentations You will create a presentation of your Final Benchmark Project. Presentation due in class 09/23 (Week 10)
Computer/cell phone Usage During lectures, presentations, and discussion monitors should be turned off (if in a computer classroom) unless otherwise approved. If you need to take a call, immediately leave the room. Do not have an outside conversation (voice or text) in the classroom.
Helpful Links Heald Portal (check grades here) http://myportal.heald.edu(go to Assignments, not Grades) Heald CARES assistance program http://healdcares.com Class website: http://ttosspon.wikispaces.com/HUMN205
Poetry, History, and Literature Meeting 1 Dinner break until 8:10, then meet in rm 212
Poetry is all around usEverything can have meaning(and can just be enjoyed for what it is!) • Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds” • Watch the video, then read the lyrics (handout)
“Africa” Maya Angeloupg 995-996 Watch this video Then (silently) read the poem on pg 995-996
“I, Too”Langston Hughes – pg 958-959 Watch and listen, then Silently read the poem on pg 958-959
Research/Discuss & Report to Class6 groups • Research 1 Author: Bob Marley, Maya Angelou, or Langston Hughes • Summarize their life • Race/Gender • Time/historical period • What was going on in the country, the world? • Research/Discuss 1 Poem • Summary – what is happening • Themes – use the handout! • What is it, what themes are present in this poem? • Symbolism- – Use the handout! • What is tone, what tone(s) is/are present in this poem? • Tone – Use the handout! • What is tone, what tone(s) is/are present in this poem? 30 points. Deliverable: Oral presentation (no more than 10 min per group), each person will graded individually. Each individual’s notes on their specific research/discussion area.
Presentation: Bob MarleyLife, then Poem • Life, history, time period • Summary – what is happening • Themes – use the handout! • What is it, what themes are present in this poem? • Symbolism- – Use the handout! • What is tone, what tone(s) is/are present in this poem? • Tone – Use the handout! • What is tone, what tone(s) is/are present in this poem? Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds”
“Africa” Maya Angelou pg 995-996Presentation: Life then Poem • Life, history, time period • Summary – what is happening • Themes – use the handout! • What is it, what themes are present in this poem? • Symbolism- – Use the handout! • What is tone, what tone(s) is/are present in this poem? • Tone – Use the handout! • What is tone, what tone(s) is/are present in this poem?
“I, Too” Langston Hughes – pg 958-959Presentation: Life, then poem • Life, history, time period • Summary – what is happening • Themes – use the handout! • What is it, what themes are present in this poem? • Symbolism- – Use the handout! • What is tone, what tone(s) is/are present in this poem? • Tone – Use the handout! • What is tone, what tone(s) is/are present in this poem?
Group Discussions: Author Gather together by Author. (ie, everyone who researched Bob Marley and/or his poem, gather together). How could life have influenced the writing? What could s/he have meant by this poem? Deliverable: Oral Presentation, 1 pg per group answering these questions.
Group Discussions: Topics Authors Group What did their lives have in common? What were they influenced by? Were their meanings related? Were their messages related? Poetry Group What did their poems have in common? Did they have similar tones? Similar themes? How the poems relate to each other? Gather together by Topic Studied. (ie, everyone who researched lives/histories of the Author gather together, everyone who researched/discussed poetry gather together). Deliverable: Oral Presentation, 1 pg per group answering these questions. 10 pts, each member graded on own participation.