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Syllabus

Schedule at a Glance

Group 1
———-
India – Shantina, Akilah, Kristen
China – Erica, Jake, Nick, Ariadne
U.S. – Hoonmin
Netherlands – Doug

Group 2
————
S. Korea – Daniel, Ashley, Alicia, Evan
Japan – Sara, Ashley G., Tanayzha
Netherlands – Doug

Group 3
———-
Malaysia – Alisia, Shaina, Bryanna
Vietnam – Cory, Amanda, Julie, Korry
U.S. – Seungyoon
Netherlands – Doug

January in-class assignments due
21

intro to course and course web

Google Earth –  the countries we will study in this course

Conversation Partners – who, why, and what will we talk about?

23

intro to course and course web

contacting your conversation partner

  • how will you talk?
  • when will you talk?
  • what will you talk about?

contact potential conversation partners

Part I – Geography and Demographics

26

the countries

What are countries?

choose countries

F2F conversations begin

28 The cultures – comparisons of the countries – Google Earth
30 The cultures – comparisons of the countries – Google Earth
February
2

the cultures

intercultural sensitivity – Rosling videos

4

what’s going on? pop culture – movie trailers

6

what’s going on? pop culture – music videos

9 ex-pats
11

Stuart video

Armin van Buuren videos

Test 1 – geography

Test 1

13

Part I group 1 only in class

Group 1

  • India – Shantina, Akilah, Kristen
  • China – Erica, Jake, Nick, Ariadne
  • U.S. – Hoonmin
group 1 only in class
16 holiday
18

Part I group 2 only in class

Group 2

  • S. Korea – Daniel, Ashley, Alicia, Evan
  • Japan – Sara, Ashley G., Tanayzha
group 2 only in class
20

Part I group 3 only in class

Group 3

  • Malaysia – Alisia, Shaina, Bryanna
  • Vietnam – Cory, Amanda, Julie, Korry
  • U.S. – Seungyoon
group 3 only in class

Part II – Arts and Languages

23

arts history

pre-history

how far back?

Part I conversation logs due

Part I reflection due

25

world’s languages

27

cultural heritage in our countries

March
2 demographics: Social data, Women and Children, and Quality of Life
4

Part II group 1 only in class

Group 1

  • India
  • China
  • U.S.
group 1 only in class – essay proposal due
6

Part II group 2 only in class

Group 2

  • Malaysia
  • Vietnam
group 2 only in class – essay proposal due
16

Part II group 3 only in class

Group 3

  • Japan
  • Korea
group 3 only in class – essay proposal due
18

Case Study: The burqa

Test 2 covers all the pages in Parts I and II on the menu:

Part I – Geography and Demographics;

Part II – Arts and Languages and on the social data table

Test 2

Part III – Arts and Politics

20 class canceled

Part II conversation logs due

Part II reflection due

23 class canceled
25

critical approaches to the arts

demographics: Women and Children

27

class canceled

30 political systems and the arts, especially electronic media
April
1 instruments and the music they make essay data set due: list of URL’s to music, video, and numerical data about your topic
6 art and architecture in our countries
8

first 15 minutes?

Test 3 on Part III: Arts and Politics pages and on the Women and Children table

Test 3

Part IV Arts and Religion

10

formal elements in art

religions in our countries

Part III conversation logs due

Part III reflection due

13 Presentation and discussion I
Stuart Ziegler, 2011 graduate of MedailleMegan Beth Coney
15 Presentation and discussion II
17 religions in our countries
20 religious architecture and music of our countries essay draft due
22 demographics: Social data, Women and Children, and Quality of Life
24 Part IV group 1 only in class group 1 only in class
27 Part IV group 2 only in class group 2 only in class
29 Part IV group 3 only in class group 3 only in class
May
1 Test 4 on Part IV Arts and Religion

Test 4

Part IV conversation logs due

Part IV reflection due

4 5-minute individual oral presentation: What did I learn in HUM 300?

  • First, tell us what you learned in this course.
  • Second, count to ten and say hello and goodbye in the native language of your country
  • Third, show the web site of an opportunity for U.S. college graduates to study or work in your country.
  • Fourth, tell us what’s the most interesting thing in your final essay; make us want to read it ourselves.

Vietnam, Thailand, S. Korea, Japan

revised essay due

6

12:20 – 2:20

H207

final exam

first hour required

oral presentation: What did I learn in HUM 300? China, India, U.S.

second hour optional

final exam (re-take any or all of four unit tests)

 final exam