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HUM 1010 IF3 Fall 2020 SYLLABUS
No Meetings Fully Online
Instructor: Dr. Pagel
Office: H115 Office Phone: (423) 354–2431
Office Hours: By Appointment
Textbook: Culture & Values (V 1) A Survey of the Humanities. 9th edition.
Author(s): Cunningham. Publisher: Cengage Learning.
Google Voice + Text (865) 551-9375
Optional on-line Meetings: By Appointment
Meeting ID 8618831437
An interdisciplinary survey of the painting, sculpture, literature, music and
philosophy of various Eastern and Western civilizations from ancient times
until the Middle Ages. Approved course for TBR/Northeast State’s General
HUM 1010 is designed to satisfy the humanities component of the TBR General
Course Objectives and Outcomes
a. Analyze significant primary texts and works of art, ancient, pre-modern, and
modern, as forms of cultural and creative expression.
b. Explain the ways in which humanistic and/or artistic expression throughout
the ages expresses the culture and values of its time and place.
c. Explore global/cultural diversity.
d. Frame a comparative context through which they can critically assess the
ideas, forces, and values that have created the modern world.
e. Recognize the ways in which both change and continuity have affected
f. Practice the critical and analytical methodologies of the Humanities and/or
g. Write analytically, as opposed to writing mere summary.
k. Synthesize and evaluate critical viewpoints.
This is an internet course that is fully online. Students are expected to follow
the schedule and assignment dates, submit work through the correct D2L
dropbox, participate in discussion boards, read class notes, and listen to class
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Schedule and Assignments
Four Simple Steps for Success Each Week
1. Read Chapter(s) in Textbook
2. View Links in Content Modules by Week
3. For Weeks 2, 4, 5, 9, and 11, post Discussion Question Answer on
Discussion Board & Participate by replying to 2 other students
4. Work on Project(s) a step at a time as a process
August 17 – August 23
Get the textbook Culture & Values (V 1) A Survey of the Humanities. 9th edition.
Author(s): Cunningham. Publisher: Cengage Learning. Navigate throughout
class D2L page.
Read Chapter 1: “Beginnings”.
View Content in Week 1.
August 24 – August 30
Read Chapter 2: “The Rise of Greece.”
View Content in Week 2.
Participate in Discussion Board # 1.
August 31 – September 6
Read Chapter 3: “Classical Greece and the Hellenistic Period.”
View Content in Week 3.
September 7 – September 13
Read Chapter 4: “Rome”.
View Content in Week 4.
Participate in Discussion Board # 2.
Post Topic 1.
September 14 – September 20
Read Chapter 5: “Early Civilizations of South Asia, China, and Japan.”
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View Content in Week 5.
Participate in Discussion Board #3.
Submit Critical Review 1.
September 21 – September 27
Read Chapter 6: “The Rise of Biblical Tradition.”
View Content in Week 6.
Submit Annotated Bibliography 1.
September 28 – October 4
Read Chapter 7 “Early Christianity: Ravenna and Byzantium.”
View Content in Week 7.
Work on Project 1.
October 5 – October 11
Project 1 Due.
October 12 – October 18
Read Chapter 8: “The Islamic World.”
View Content in Week 9.
Participate in Discussion Board # 4.
October 19 – October 25
Read Chapter 9: “The Rise of the Medieval Culture.”
View Content in Week 10.
October 26 – November 1
Read Chapter 10: “The High Middle Ages.”
View Content Week 11.
Participate in Discussion Board #5.
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Post Topic 2.
November 2 – November 8
Read Chapter 11: “The Fourteenth Century.”
View Content Week 12.
Submit Critical Review 2.
November 9 – November 15
Read Chapter 12: “The Fifteenth Century.”
View Content Week 13.
November 16 – November 22
Submit Annotated Bibliography 2.
November 23 – November 24
Submit Project 2.
25% Project 1
25% Project 2
10% Annotated Bibliography 1
10% Annotated Bibliography 2
10% Discussion Boards
10% Critical Review 1
10% Critical Review 2
100% Total Percentage for the Semester
100 – 90 = A, 89 – 80 = B, 79 – 70 = C, 69 – 60 = D, 59 & Below = F
Students select one: Write a minimum 1,000-word essay, create a minimum
fifteen-slide PowerPoint with narration, or produce a creative project. Project
directions are found in the D2L content.
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Topics Students will post their project topics to a discussion board entitled
Topic Project 1 and Topic Project 2. Topics are received on a first-come-firstserved basis because I do not want any redundancy in project topics. For Topic
Project 1 you may select any topic from chapters 1 through 4 in our book
Culture and Values. For Topic Project 2 you may select any topic from chapters
5 through 12 in our book Culture and Values.
Critical Reviews For the first critical review, students will pick two topics from
chapters 1 through 4, which students are not using for their project, and write
at least 250 words for each topic, for a total of at least 500 words. For the
second critical review, students will pick two topics from chapters 5 through
12, which students are not using for their project, and write at least 250 words
for each topic, for a total of at least 500 words. The purpose of this short essay
is for students to practice the analytic and critical methods. Students will use
Bloom’s Taxonomy to practice the analytic methods: summary, analysis,
synthesis, and evaluation. For analysis, I mean to break something down.
Students can show its aspects of symbolism, character, theme, or setting. For
synthesis, students combine some of these different analytic aspects to show
its uniqueness. For evaluations, students cast a kind of judgement, based on
the analysis and synthesis. Students will use a cultural, critical approach to
practice the critical methods. This is very important in our course. When we
look at art, literature, architecture, music, or philosophy from a certain period
in time, we want to ask how this art is a product of its time and culture. In
other words, what aspect(s) of the culture and history produced this work of
Annotated Bibliography This is a document in which you take a paragraph of
notes on all six of your sources and include the citations. Northeast State’s
library has a great sample annotated bibliography.
Students will be required to participate in discussion board forums. I want you
to initially respond to one of my prompts for that week with a minimum of a
150-word post. Then, read your classmates’ initial posts, and respond to two
different classmates with at least a 75-word response. Discussions will reflect
the current required reading assignments. You are required to participate
during the scheduled time period of the discussion in order to be eligible for
full credit. Participation in each discussion will be worth valuable points.
Participation will be evaluated for knowledge of reading assignments,
demonstration of critical thinking, and respectful and considerate behavior
towards others opinions.
Discussion Board Guidelines
1. Remember, without facial expressions some comments may be taken the
wrong way. Be careful in your wording of discussions. Use of emoticons might
be helpful in some cases.
2. Do not make insulting or inflammatory statements to other members of
the discussion group. Be respectful of other’s ideas.
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3. Be patient and read the comments of other group members thoroughly
before entering your remarks.
4. Be positive and constructive in group discussions.
5. Respond in a thoughtful and timely manner.
6. Respect the privacy of other class members.
7. Review the discussion threads thoroughly before entering the discussion.
Be a lurker (reader), then a discussant. Try to maintain threads by using the
“Reply” button rather than starting a new topic.
8. Special formatting such as centering, audio messages, tables, html, etc.
should be avoided unless necessary to complete an assignment or other
9. Follow the word count requirements (150 words for original post, 75
words for replies) and other guidelines listed on the Discussion Forum. Use
standard easy to read fonts (Bookman Old Style 12, Times-New Roman 12).
Feedback on Projects and Assignments Please give me up to two weeks to
comment on and grade student essays. When I’m finished, I will attach a
marked-up copy of the student’s essay in the student’s dropbox in which the
student originally submitted the essay. Open this dropbox and see my attached
document at the bottom of the dropbox.
Feedback on Discussion Boards Please give me up to two weeks to comment
on discussion board posts. Students can see my comments on the original
discussion board, and I will post grades in the student’s d2l grades link.
Select a movie from the website provided below and write a 500-word essay on
how the film expresses concepts and themes about which we’ve discussed in
class and read about on the syllabus. Ranker list of medieval movies
Library Learning Resources
Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Library and other
learning/information resources and services. In addition to traditional books,
monographs, and periodicals, the Library provides access to databases and to
other electronic resources in a variety of subject areas. Reference librarians
are available for individual assistance in person, by telephone, or through the
The Learning Center
is located in the Library, L103. TLC has tutors who can help you with your
essays. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit The Learning Center’s website to
make an appointment.
Accommodations for Students with Disabilities Statement:
ln order for the College to make reasonable accommodations for students with
documented or temporary disabilities, the student must contact Accessibility
Services. Students who have been approved to receive reasonable
accommodations will present a Faculty Accommodation Form to each
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instructor during the first week of classes. Accommodations include, but are
not limited to, the following: extended time on tests, alternative test location,
interpreter services, and adaptive software. -Students must request
accommodations for each semester. Testing accommodations must be arranged
with each instructor and Accessibility Services prior to the scheduled test date.
No accommodations will be provided without approval from Accessibility
Students are not required to attend class meetings for this course, since it is
fully online. However, in order for me to count a student as attending my class
(for administrative and financial aid reasons), students are required to virtually
appear in the D2L class page.
Plan for Unusual Emergency
In the case of a power outage, please e-mail Dr. Pagel as soon as power has
returned and let him know of your emergency.
Students may submit late work to a late dropbox for a penalty, or they may
provide medical or work documentation about a late assignment and receive no
Late Penalties for papers and assignments
Unexcused late essays and assignments will lose two points per day late. The
student must notify Dr. Pagel on or before the due date to avoid the penalty.
Institutional Policy on Plagiarism
Plagiarism, cheating, and other forms of academic dishonesty are prohibited.
Those who plagiarize will receive an “F” on the paper. Two plagiarized papers
will result in a “F” for the course. A violation of academic integrity occurs when
a student misrepresents the origin of his or her work and/or fails to
acknowledge the contributions of others to his/her scholarship.
The Indiana University website explains plagiarism, as using but not crediting
• another person’s idea, opinion, or theory
• any facts, statistics, graphs, drawings that are not common knowledge
• quotations of another person’s actual spoken or written words
• paraphrase of another person’s spoken or written words
In all cases, the professor will notify the student, in writing, of the offense and
the sanction. A copy of the notification will be provided to the Vice President for
Academic Affairs and to the Dean.
Commit to Connect:
Admissions and Records – P203 Phone 423.323.0253
Admissions Office Website
Advising Resource Center (ARC) – C2407 Phone 423.323.0214
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Advising Resource Center Website
Bookstore – A218 Phone 423.279.3340 Bookstore Website
Campus Information Center – P201 Phone 423.323.0229
Enrollment Services Website
Career Services – C2418 Phone 423.354.5229 Career Services Website
Cashier – P105 Window Phone 423.354.2511 Account Suite Website
Accessibility Office (CSD) – C1102 Phone 423.279.7640
Accessibility Office Website
Counseling Services – C2101 or C2112 Phone 423.354.2587
Counseling Services Website
Financial Aid – C2406 Phone 423.323.0252 Financial Aid Website
IT Help Desk – P216A Phone 423.354.5103 IT Help Desk Website
The Learning Center (TLC) – L103 Phone 423.354.5112 The Learning Center
Scholarship Programs / Student Needs Project / Tennessee Promise – C2107
Phone 423.279.7637 Scholarship Programs Website
Phone 423.279.7637 Student Needs Project Website
Phone 423.354.5337 TN Promise at Ne State Website
Student Life – A212 Phone 423.354.2416 Student Life Website
TN Reconnect – P202 Phone 423.354.2481 TN Reconnect Website
Testing Services – C2101 Phone 423.354.2587 Testing Services Website
TRIO Student Support Services – C1107 Phone 423.323.0216
Veterans Affairs – A102 Phone 423.354.2527 Veterans Affairs at Ne State
Students are recommended to have access to a personal electronic device.
Academic Departments will determine utilization in the classroom and may
require additional capabilities. Any additional program and /or division-specific
requirements will be outlined on course syllabi as well as available through the
Suggested Device Requirements:
• The device should have “wifi” capabilities.
• The device should be able to access the NeSCC network including all
websites and the Student Service Portal for registration, library services, etc.
• The device should be able to access the current LMS (D2L-BrightSpace)
in which students may access their course work, upload and download from
the LMS, and send and receive emails within the LMS.
• The device should be able to access and operate the Chrome browser in
order to access “web-based” eTextbooks, videos, apps, and other digital
• The device should be able to operate a word processing program.
• The device should have a camera.
• The device should have audio and earphone features and capabilities.
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• The device should be able to perform such functions as displaying
eTextbooks, sending and receiving emails outside of the LMS,
composing/writing papers, etc.