Continuation of Humanities 101
Date First Offered:
Total Hours: 45
Lecture Hours: 3
This course is offered online:
Depending on semester schedules, this course may be available online. Please consult the Academic Timetables
HUMA 101 Introduction to the Humanities I, or the consent of the instructor
The course will look at philosophy and discuss questions like:
- What are good and evil, right and wrong? Are they absolute?
- Is there a god? If so, what is the nature of God? Do we need God or does God need us?
- What do we believe and why do we believe it?
- What is truth and reality?
- What are myths, love, hate, joy, pain, life & death, and freedom?
- What is the relationship between humanity and machines?
- What is humanities place in the universe?
The instructor does not have the answers, only lots of questions and his own personal views.
The student will be able to:
- Determine what their philosophy of life is and why they believe in that philosophy
- Express that philosophy orally and in writing to others
The student will make 5 written and oral presentations to the class. They will deal with 4 out of 5 fundamental beliefs of religion, morality, life & death, happiness, and freedom. The last one will be on their philosophy of life. The presentations will be evaluated on for five points:
- the reason(s) why believe what they do
- the defense of those beliefs with logic and reference to others who have written on that area of belief
- their presentation and ability to discuss beliefs in a thoughtful, rational, and respectful manner
- the use of references
- over all synthesis of thoughts and ideas
Opportunities to analyze and apply “unprovable” concepts.
The use of critical open mindedness is required for the course.
Thinking, writing, presenting, and discussion skills will be used.
Web-CT will be one tool of communication in the course.
Final Exam: 15 %
Assignments: 75 %
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Discussions both electronic and oral will be evaluated for quality and quantity to make the participation work
The 5 assignments are essays (followed by oral presentations) discussing and defending fundamental beliefs about religion, morality, life and death, happiness, and freedom
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