••••••••Course: HUM 1021–Introduction to the Humanities, Fall 2006
Instructor: Dr. Sarah Satterfield
Class Meeting Times/Location: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10:00-10:50 a.m.
Office Hours/Location: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 11:00-12:00; Tuesday and Thursday
10:50-12:05; Tuesday 1:30-4:00; Thursday 1:30-3:30; or by appointment
Office Phone: (352) 854-2322, ext. 1406
INTRODUCTION TO THE HUMANITIES
The instructor seeks to stimulate in students a curiosity and enthusiasm for the arts while
developing ever-important observation and listening skills. With discussions of historical
periods and major artists’s lives, styles, and representative works, the instructor hopes this course
will heighten the students’s awareness of, and appreciation for, the visual arts, literature, and
Cunningham, Lawrence and John Reich. Culture and Values: A Survey of the Humanities.
Fortworth: Harcourt College Publishers. The student should purchase the most recent edition of
the text, as older text versions contain different illustrations and examples. The student should
also purchase the packet of bound course outlines sold with the text in the bookstore and Primary
Sources for Students in the Humanities.
Two unexcused absences are allowed during the semester. With each additional unexcused
absence, one point will be deducted from the final grade. For excused absences, appropriate
written documentation (medical excuse, note from another professor/coach, etc.) must be given
to the instructor within one week (not at the end of the semester). Students who miss class
should obtain notes from other students, not the instructor.
Class begins promptly at 10:00 each day. As it distracts both the instructor and other students,
tardiness will not be tolerated. Two tardies or incidences of leaving class early will count as one
To enhance the classroom experience and facilitate classroom interaction, each student should
read corresponding sections of the text prior to each class session. A familiarity with key terms
and concepts, obtainable through text reading, is essential for student understanding. Students
are expected to attend class, turn in reports on designated dates, and prepare for the oral
presentation, tests, and final.
Cheating on tests or on written reports (including failure to cite sources) will not be tolerated.
Without exception, anyone caught cheating will fail the assignment in question. Further action
may include suspension or expulsion from the college.
Tests given during the semester (4) and the final (1), which will be comprehensive covering the
entire course, are each worth 100 points. The written report (1) and the oral presentation (1) are
also worth 100 points each. Students are reminded that one point will be deducted from the final
grade for each unexcused absence after the second.
Grading Scale: A: 90-100
• Four tests and a final will be given during the semester. Test questions will be in
multiple choice, matching, and/or short answer format. Test questions will come from
the bound packet of course outlines and from the text (discussion questions at the ends of
Test conflicts should be discussed with the instructor as close to the beginning of the
semester as possible. Make-ups will be given only in the event of documented illness
or if the student has received permission from the instructor in advance. No make-
ups will be given on tests or oral presentations without a written note. No make-ups
on the final.
To protect the privacy of students, no grades will be posted or given out over the
HUM 1021 students will write one four-page report. The assignment is worth 100 points.
The assignment will be graded and returned.
LATE ASSIGNMENTS: The due date for the report, which appears in the course
outline, is absolutely firm. Reports turned in after class will be considered late. One-half
of a letter grade will be deducted if the report is turned in after class on the same day; one
full letter grade will be deducted for each day (not each class) thereafter. Late
assignments may be placed in the box on my office door (4-113) or e-mailed
(firstname.lastname@example.org) to me.
THE ASSIGNMENT: The report is to be a review of a museum or gallery visited during
the semester. In the report, works seen should be described as thoroughly as possible,
using language appropriate to the course. Written documentation in the form of a
brochure or ticket stub from the museum or gallery must be attached to this report.
Disabilities/Requests for Extra Information
Students who, because of physical, cognitive, or psychological disabilities, need special
accommodations should contact Equal Access Services as soon as possible to request an official
letter authorizing accommodations. Every effort will be made to meet the needs of such students.
Efforts will also be made to assist students who request additional information.
“Effective Fall 1997, students will be allowed only two attempts to earn a satisfactory grade in
college level credit courses. Each enrollment counts as an attempt. Upon the third attempt,
students will be charged full instructional costs (equivalent to out-of-state tuition). Students may
only repeat those courses in which they receive a grade of ‘D,’ ‘F,’ or ‘W.’
It is hoped that, upon completion of this course, students will be able to discuss with confidence
and thorough understanding the history of the arts (antiquity through twenty-first century). It is
also hoped that students will better understand the relationship between the arts and society.
HUM 1021 COURSE OUTLINE - FALL 2006 (**Dates are subject to change** )
August 21 First Day of Class–Semester Overview
August 23 Egypt and Mesopotamia
August 25 Egypt and Mesopotamia
August 28 Video
August 30 Greece
September 1 Greece
September 4 No Class–Labor Day
September 6 Rome
September 8 India and China
September 11 India and China
September 13 Video
September 15 Jerusalem, Early Christianity, Byzantine
September 18 Test 1 (Egypt–China)
September 20 Jerusalem, Early Christianity, Byzantine
September 22 Middle Ages
September 25 Middle Ages
September 27 Middle Ages, Video
September 29 Renaissance
October 2 Test 2 (Jerusalem–Middle Ages)
October 4 Renaissance
October 6 Renaissance
October 9 Renaissance
October 11 Renaissance
October 13 Baroque
October 16 Baroque
October 18 Baroque
October 20 Baroque, Museum Critique Due
October 23 Baroque
October 25 18th Century
October 27 Test 3 (Renaissance and Baroque)
October 30 18th Century
November 1 18th Century
November 3 18th Century
November 6 18th Century
November 8 19th Century
November 10 19th Century
November 13 19th Century
November 15 19th Century
November 17 19th Century
November 20 20th Century
November 22 Test 4 (18th and 19th Centuries)
November 24 No Class–Thanksgiving Break
November 27 20th Century
November 29 20th Century
December 1 20th Century
December 4 20th Century
December 6 20th Century
December 8 Classes End
December 11-14 Finals Week