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ERIC Number: ED332735
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Mar-19
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Integrated Humanities: A Participatory Course for a Multi-Cultural Environment.
Thomas, Timothy R.
A course description and syllabus are provided for "Integrated Humanities," a general education course taught at Northern New Mexico Community College to provide students with a solid, reliable knowledge base and framework upon which to build future educational experiences. Following introductory material, a syllabus for students is presented, reviewing course strategies and goals, the instructor's expectations, and grading policy. The syllabus provides descriptions of 30 week-long units structured around an academic lecture and a related activity designed to illustrate the relationship between the lectures and actual life experiences (e.g., recording the moon's phases, making an obsidian blade, visiting a subculture, deducing the grammatical structure of an artificial language, and designing a fallout shelter). The units are: (1) Matter, Time, and Scale; (2) Molecules, Emergent Properties, and Life; (3) Ecology without Man; (4) The Enormous Gap (between apes and humans); (5) Ice Age Man; (6) The Domestication of Plants; (7) The Fundamentals of Civilization; (8) Greeks and the Power of Philosophy; (9) The Glory of Greece; (10) Jews, Romans, and Christians; (11) The Dark of Europe and the Light of Islam; (12) Medieval Europe; (13) The European Discovery of Greece; (14) Eras in Conflict--Cortez vs. Montezuma; (15) Reason, Romanticism, Revolution; (16) The Industrial Revolution; (17) War and Technology; (18) Medicine and Population; (19) Epistemology; (20) Society and Its Power; (21) Alienation and Culture; (22) Madness, Mysticism, and Magic; (23) Math and the Description of Reality; (24) Language, Communication, and Social Reality; (25) Literature as Mirror; (26) Form and Design; (27) Visual Art and Self-Expression; (28) To Dance and Sing; (29) All the World's a Stage; and (30) The Future. Each unit description includes 10 new terms for students, and suggestions and explanations for the instructor. (PAA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Alamos National Lab., NM. Center for Nonlinear Studies.