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Kim Miller-Davis
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Language, Philosophy, and Culture
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Academic Lower Division
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  • SJCOER
  • San Jacinto OER
  • THECB Grantee
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    Education Standards

    Humanities 1301

    Humanities 1301

    Overview

    The course is an examination of the Human Condition that pulls from a wide variety of disciplines—the Humanities, Classical Studies, and the Sciences. The integration of these different disciplines enables the OER material to facilitate an interdisciplinary conversation about the human experience through the use of printed and visual classic texts, lecture videos, interactive student materials, and original assessment tools. 

    Introduction to Humanities 1301: The Human Condition

    In this course, students will examine the human condition through multiple disciplines within the Humanities, Classical Studies, and the Sciences. Students will explore the complex relationships between identity and belonging, social and political institutions, and artistic endeavors. This kaleidoscopic examination aims to overcome the deficits of a singular lens by acting as a central meeting place, or nexus, in which the disciplines that comprise the humanities come together and interact in an ongoing conversation about the human condition. 

    Student Learning Objectives (SLOs): 

    A. Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.
    B. Articulate how these works express the values of the individual and society within an historical and social context.
    C. Articulate an informed personal response and critically analyze works in the arts and humanities.
    D. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the influence of literature, philosophy, and the arts on cultural experiences.
    E. Demonstrate an awareness of the creative process and why humans create.

    Conceptual Goals:

    • Explore the link between continuity and change
    • Reflect the ways in which the local community interacts with the global perspective
    • Expose students to the interdisciplinary aspects of the humanities
    • Cultivate the construction of individual narratives and informed
      interpretations of material
    • Reflect the ways in which the local community interacts with the global perspective
    • Explore, examine, experiment, and experience with what it means to be human
    • Explore human motivation in the creation and consumption of art
    • Promote inquiries into human resilience
    • Explore the connection between the study of the human condition and disciplines, like STEM, not normally considered a part of the humanities
    • Accommodate the spirit of critique
    • Cultivate soft skills 

    Both the SLOs and the conceptual goals are woven throughout these four scaffolded units:  

    I.    The Human Condition

    II.   The Human Need for Story

    III.  The Human Need to Create & Compete

    IV.   Identity & Belonging

    Each unit is comprised of readings from OER in the hub, PDF handouts that accompany the OER, video and/or PowerPoint lectures, quizzes, and activities. Discussion questions for each week are located on the 16-week calendar which is attached here. 

    For a 16 week course:

    • Weeks 1-3=The Human Condition
    • Weeks 4-5=The Human Need for Story
    • Weeks 6-9=The Human Need to Create & Compete
    • Weeks 10-15=Identity & Belonging
    • Week 16=Course Review

    For an 8-week course:

    • Weeks 1-2=The Human Condition
    • Week 3=The Human Need for Story
    • Week 4-5=The Human Need to Create & Compete
    • Week 6-7=Identity & Belonging
    • Week 8=Course Review

    For a 12-week course, use the following schedule:

    • Weeks 1-2=The Human Condition
    • Week 3=The Human Need for Story
    • Weeks 4-7=The Human Need to Create & Compete
    • Weeks 8-11=Identity & Belonging
    • Week 12=Course Review

     

     

     

    The Human Condition: Readings and Videos

    The learning materials for this section are:

    • PDF: “The Human Condition”
    • PDF: “Ancient Humans”
    • Video Lecture:  Societies

     

    Student Learning Objectives (SLOs): 

    A. Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.
    B. Articulate how these works express the values of the individual and society within an historical and social context.
    E. Demonstrate an awareness of the creative process and why humans create.

    Societies

     

    The Human Condition in Review

    This section contains the following attachments:

     

    • Activity: Initial Self-Assessment
    • Activity: Hunter & Gatherer Experience
    • Quiz: The Human Condition

    The Human Need for Story: Readings and Videos

    The learning materials for this section are:

    Student Learning Objectives (SLOs): 

    A. Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.
    B. Articulate how these works express the values of the individual and society within an historical and social context.
    E. Demonstrate an awareness of the creative process and why humans create.

     

    Stories Part 1
    Stories Part 2
    Stories Part 3

     

    The Human Need for Story in Review

    The Human Need to Create & Compete: Readings and Videos on Art & Culture

    The learning materials for this section are:

                Mausoleum of Galla Placicidia Part 1

            Mausoleum of Galla Placicidia Part 2

             Mausoleum of Galla Placicidia Part 3

    • Video Lectures “Examination of Joseph Wright’s A Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery

             Examination of Joseph Wright’s "A Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery"


     

    Student Learning Objectives (SLOs): 

    A. Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.
    B. Articulate how these works express the values of the individual and society within an historical and social context.
    C. Articulate an informed personal response and critically analyze works in the arts and humanities.
    D. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the influence of literature, philosophy, and the arts on cultural experiences.
    E. Demonstrate an awareness of the creative process and why humans create.

    Mausoleum of Galla Placicidia Part 1
    Mausoleum of Galla Placicidia Part 2
    Mausoleum of Galla Placicidia Part 3

     

    The Human Need to Create & Compete: Readings and Videos on Art & Sport

    The learning materials for this section are:

                Why Humans Need Athletic Competition

     

    Student Learning Objectives (SLOs): 

    A. Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.
    B. Articulate how these works express the values of the individual and society within an historical and social context.
    C. Articulate an informed personal response and critically analyze works in the arts and humanities.
    D. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the influence of literature, philosophy, and the arts on cultural experiences.
    E. Demonstrate an awareness of the creative process and why humans create.

    Why Humans Need Athletic Competition

     

    The Human Need to Create & Compete in Review

    Identity & Belonging: Readings and Videos on Psychological Development

    The learning materials for this section are:

               Parenting

     

    Student Learning Objectives (SLOs): 

    D. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the influence of literature, philosophy, and the arts on cultural experiences.
    E. Demonstrate an awareness of the creative process and why humans create.

    Parenting

     

    Identity & Belonging: Readings and Videos on Socialization

    The learning materials for this section are:

             Social Development

    • Video Lectures: “The Secret to a Happier Life” Parts 1, 2, & 3

            The Secret to a Happier Life Part 1

            The Secret to a Happier Life Part 2

            The Secret to a Happier Life Part 3

     

    Student Learning Objectives (SLOs): 
    D. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the influence of literature, philosophy, and the arts on cultural experiences.
    E. Demonstrate an awareness of the creative process and why humans create.

    Social Development
    The Secret to a Happier Life
    The Secret to a Happier Life Part 2

     

    Identity & Belonging: Readings and Videos on Division & Unity

    The learning materials for this section are:

            Government, Law, and Politics

     

    Student Learning Objectives (SLOs): 
    D. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the influence of literature, philosophy, and the arts on cultural experiences.

    Government, Law, and Politics


     

    Identity & Belonging: Reading and Videos on Art and Sport as Agents of Social Change

    The learning materials for this section are:

            A Study of the Human Condition through Hip-Hop

     

    Student Learning Objectives (SLOs): 

    A. Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.
    B. Articulate how these works express the values of the individual and society within an historical and social context.
    C. Articulate an informed personal response and critically analyze works in the arts and humanities.
    D. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the influence of literature, philosophy, and the arts on cultural experiences.
    E. Demonstrate an awareness of the creative process and why humans create.

    A Study of the Human Condition through Hip-Hop

     

    Identity & Belonging in Review

    This section contains the following attachments:

    • Activity: Artist/Athlete Profile Project
    • Quiz Psychosocial Development
    • Activity: Final Self-Assessment
    • Final Exam Huma 1301