HUM 214: Communities and Selves, 300-1700

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Humanities 214: Communities and Selves, 300-1700
A study of pre-modern civilizations, from the 4th through the 17th centuries, using a thematic approach. Students draw upon literature, art, music, and material culture to gain insight into the dynamics of individualism and community across the world’s diverse cultures. Classes usually include different forms of learning, including close reading, class and common lectures, performances, discussion, writing, and project-based activities. Fall and Spring.

Prerequisite: HUM 124

HUM 214 Lecture Schedule - Fall 2018

These lectures are free and open to the public. Please check the seating chart for available open seating.

 

Fall 2018 - Lipinsky Auditorium 11:00 AM-12:15 PM

August 22, 2018

Toolbox for Humanities 214
Dr. Renuka Gusain, Humanities Program, Coordinator of Humanities 214
Dr. Eva Bares, Department of Art/Art History
Dr. Evan Gurney, Department of English
Dr. Scott Williams, Department of Philosophy


August 29, 2018

Where are we?
Dr. Rodger Payne, Department of Religious Studies


September 5, 2018

"Poetry, Space, and Prayer"
Dr. Patrick Bahls, Department of Mathematics
Dr. Evan Gurney, Department of English
Dr. Rick Chess, Department of English


September 12, 2018

The Dynamics of Nature, Human, and Sacred Relationships
Prof. Dennis Lundblad, Humanities Program, Coordinator of Humanities 124
Dr. Ellen Pearson, Department of History
Dr. Katherine Zubko, Department of Religious Studies


September 19, 2018

"Invention of Sight-Reading"
Dr. Christine Boone, Department of Music


September 26, 2018

Lecture on Christine de Pisan/Women in Philosophy
Dr. Scott Williams, Department of Philosophy


October 3, 2018

"Othello and Early Modern Theater"
Dr. Gary Ettari, Department of English


October 10, 2018

"Encounters and Transmissions of Knowledge"
Dr. Grant Hardy, Department of History
Prof. Gregory B. Lyon, Humanities Program


October 17, 2018

"Early Modern Women Philosophers"
Dr. Andrew Arlig, Brooklyn College


October 24, 2018

"Death and Dying in the Buddhist Tradition"
Tibetan Monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery


October 31, 2018

The Body and Death
Dr. Eva Bares, Department of Art/Art History
Dr. John Wood, Department of Sociology and Anthropology


November 7, 2018

Indian Classical Music Performance by Kuntala Ray
Commentary by Dr. Keya Maitra, Department of Philosophy


November 14, 2018

Model Debate between Reformation and Counter Reformation
Dr. Rodger Payne, Department of Religious Studies
Professor Gregory B. Lyon, Humanities Program


November 28, 2018

Why and How are Power Structures Established?
Dr. Ellen Pearson, Department of History
Dr. Grant Hardy, Department of History


 

HUM 214 Seating Chart

 

Lipinsky Auditorium

Fall 2018

Look for the name of your professor to find the seating for your class. You may also refer to the chart here.
The center portion of the front row is reserved for accessibility seating.
Use “left” and “right” in relation to when you are facing the stage.

Dunn: Left section, rows B through H
Ettari: Center section, rows B and C
Gusain: Right section, rows B through H
Lewis: Left section, rows I through L
Lyon: Center section, rows E through G
Payne: Right section, rows I through L
Pearson: Center section, rows H and I
Traboulsi: Center section, rows I through L

 

 

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students demonstrate knowledge in the interdisciplinary study of pre-modern civilizations, both in writing and orally
  2. Students identify the key elements of a primary text and other cultural products
  3. Students write a well-supported, organized, and clearly articulated argument using both primary and secondary sources
  4. Students demonstrate knowledge of the belief systems and worldviews held by the diverse cultures studied