PURPOSE AND PREREQUISITES OF THIS COURSE
This course is designed to provide students who need one credit of general humanities an opportunity to read or explore material related to the content of that term. Papers and tutorial session required. Prerequisites: Six hours of humanities credit; evidence that students are capable of carrying out independent study; and approval of department chair or dean.
Students wishing to take this course should remember that it is designed as an independent study for those who need one additional credit to complete their General Education Humanities requirements.
The student should come in as soon as possible after the start of the semester to discuss with the Instructor his plans or wishes for the course, that is, any areas of interest he or she may have such as painting, sculpture, music, literature, philosophy, or architecture. Together we will settle on an area to be pursued for this study.
The student will then go to the library and select at least five books on the area selected. Where possible he will also find a brief annotation or description of each book such as is found in Books in Print or Book Review Index. He will then bring the books and descriptions to the Instructor and we will select two books from the total.
READING AND WRITING ASSIGNMENT
The student will then read the two books selected and will write a brief synopsis and analysis of each chapter. Each chapter report should be a paragraph or so, not much more.
CONTENT OF CHAPTER SYNOPSES AND CRITIQUES
In his reports the student should address the following questions: