Humanities 201 – Bridges

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Course Documents

Course Syllabus ← Red = Clickable link.

Paper Grading Rubric


Next Paper Assignment – click for details

Paper 1 – Print out for your reference.


Week 1

Thursday – 8/24

In class:syllabusMatrix

  • Syllabus
  • Literature
  • Speculation
  • Utopia / Dystopia

Homework / Reminders


Week 2

Tuesday – 8/29

In class:

  • “Birmingham Jail”
  • Utopian / Dystopian Thought
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates

Homework / Reminders


Thursday – 8/31

UtopiaIn class:

  • Luther
  • Christian Liberty
  • Utopianism

Homework / Reminders

  • Read More, Utopia – Book 2 (you can skim Book 1 if you like, or read a summary online.)

Week 3

utopia2Tuesday – 9/5 

In class:

  • Utopia
  • Paper 1 intro

Homework / Reminders

 


Thursday – 9/7

In class:

  • Omelas
  • The problems of evil & power
  • Intro to the Enlightenment / Kant

Homework / Reminders


Week 4

Tuesday – 9/12

In class:

Perpetual peace?

  • Utopianism and the perfectibility of mankind
  • Enlightenment contradictions

Homework / Reminders


Thursday – 9/14

In class:

  • Declarations of Independence

Homework / Reminders

  • Complete Paper 1

 

 


Week 5

Tuesday – 9/19

In class:

  • Hand in Paper 1
  • Marx Intro

Homework / Reminders


Thursday – 9/21

In class:

  • Marx
  • Estranged Labor

Homework / Reminders

  • Read Herland to p. 61 (intro + chapters 1-6)

Week 6

Tuesday – 9/26

In class:

  • Midterm Study Guide
  • Herland

Homework / Reminders

  • Finish reading Herland

Thursday – 9/28

  • Herland

Homework / Reminders

 


Week 7

Tuesday – 10/3

In class:

  • “The Machine Stops”

Homework / Reminders

  • Prepare for Midterm (It’s Thursday!)

Thursday – 10/5

In class:

  • Midterm

Homework / Reminders

  • Enjoy your weekend.

Week 8

Tuesday – 10/10

In class:

  • Build your own Utopia
  • Intro to Dystopian fiction / Orwell / speculative texts

Homework / Reminders

  • Read 1984, Part One

Thursday – 10/12

In class:

  • 1984

Homework / Reminders

  • Read 1984, Part Two over the break

 


Week 9

Tuesday – 10/17

In class:

  • NO CLASS TODAY, FALL BREAK

Homework / Reminders

  • Read 1984, Part Two

Thursday – 10/19

In class:

  • 1984, cont.

Homework / Reminders

  • Read 1984, Part Three

Week 10

Tuesday – 10/24

In class:

  • 1984
  • Atwood / Handmaid’s Tale intro

Homework / Reminders

  • Complete Paper 2 to turn in Tuesday, October 31
  • Read The Handmaid’s Tale at least to p. 100

Thursday – 10/26

In class:

  • NO CLASS TODAY. PROF. BRIDGES WILL BE OUT OF TOWN.

Homework / Reminders

  • Complete Paper 2 to turn in on Tuesday
  • Read The Handmaid’s Tale at least to p. 100

Week 11

Tuesday – 10/31

In class:

  • Turn in Paper 2
  • The Handmaid’s Tale

Homework / Reminders

  • Read The Handmaid’s Tale  at least to p. 188

Thursday – 11/2

In class:

  • The Handmaid’s Tale, cont.

Homework / Reminders

  • The Handmaid’s Tale  to end, + article 1, article 2

 

 


Week 12

Tuesday – 11/7

In class:

  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • religion in America
  • Parable intro

Homework / Reminders

  • Read Parable of the Sower, chapters 1-7

 

 


Thursday – 11/9

In class:

  • Parable of the Sower

Homework / Reminders

  • Read Parable of the Sower, chapters 8-16

Week 13

Tuesday – 11/14

In class:

  • Parable of the Sower, cont.

Homework / Reminders

  • Finish reading Parable of the Sower
  • Complete Paper 3

 

 


Thursday – 11/16

In class:

  • NO CLASS TODAY – PROF. B WILL BE OUT OF TOWN

Homework / Reminders

  • Complete Paper 3 to turn in on Tuesday
  • Finish reading Parable of the Sower

Week 14

Tuesday – 11/21

In class:

  • Turn in Paper 3
  • Parable of the Sower

Homework / Reminders

Over Thanksgiving: Read Station Eleven at least to p. 144 (end of chapter 23)

 


Thursday – 11/23

In class:

  • NO CLASS – THANKSGIVING!

Homework / Reminders

  • Read Station Eleven at least to p. 144 (end of chapter 23)

Week 15

Tuesday – 11/28

In class:

  • Station Eleven

Homework / Reminders

  • Read Station Eleven to p. 228

 


Thursday – 11/30

In class:

  • Station Eleven
  • Evaluations

Homework / Reminders

  • Finish reading Station Eleven.

 

 


Week 16

Tuesday – 12/5

In class:

  • Station Eleven wrap-up
  • Final Study Guide intro
  • Final Review

Homework / Reminders

  • Continue reviewing for final.

 FINAL

Monday, December ?? at ? p.m.  in our classroom.