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  • Humanities 211 Calendar
    Matthew s Feb 23 TERM EXAM ONE see the sample exam for an idea of the likely exam format Unit Two The Middle Ages and Renaissance Feb 26 Anon Bhagavad Gita WLWC 841 58 question What is Krishna s view of the individual s obligations to others Feb 28 Dante The Inferno WLWC 968 1048 question What kind of sins are implied by Dante s categorization to be the worst Mar 02 Anon Beowulf WLWC 1123 85 question What is the basis for a person s being an outsider in Beowulf Mar 05 Anon Beowulf WLWC 1123 85 BRIEF ASSIGNMENT COMPARE BEOWULF S AND ODYSSEUS S VIEWS OF THEIR OBLIGATIONS TO THEIR COMMUNITIES Mar 07 Boccaccio The Decameron WLWC 1265 67 1282 87 question How does love introduce individualism and redefine the other Mar 09 Chaucer General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales WLWC 1304 24 question What behaviors does Chaucer satirize and what does this tell you about how he sees the balance between the individual and the community Mar 12 Chaucer The Wife of Bath s Prologue and The Wife of Bath s Tale WLWC 1324 48 question Why might Chaucer have the Wife of Bath tell the tale that she tells Mar 14 Chaucer The Pardoner s Prologue and Tale WLWC 1348 1360 PAPER ONE DUE Mar 16 Shakespeare The Tempest WLWC 1822 59 question In terms of the relationship between self and community what was Prospero s failing Mar 19 SPRING BREAK Mar 21 SPRING BREAK Mar 23 SPRING BREAK Mar 26 Shakespeare The Tempest WLWC 1859 98 questions 1 Who benefits most from love in the play 2 Why does Caliban have to be excluded from the good society that forms at the end Mar 28 Machiavelli The Prince WLWC 1627 43 BRIEF ASSIGNMENT ADAPT MACHIAVELLI

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  • Humanities
    for the additional study of many of those texts The electronic texts are most useful for conducting word searches and for finding images themes quotations and ideas Hum 211 electronic texts Hum 211 online resources Hum 212 electronic texts Hum

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  • Hum 211 Study Aids Writing Essay Exams
    respond Write on the back of the exam sheets and fill up at least one full page Show off your ideas 40 points 1 Of all of the explicit or implicit ethical systems that is systems defining what human behavior ought to be that we have read about in this section on the ancient world which would best balance the competing interests of self other and community without imposing unreasonable expectations on human nature 2 Does Odysseus embody any view of human perfection other than the Homeric view Consider at least two other ancient views of perfection or ideal human behavior that we have read about in this section and evaluate judge Odysseus in terms of those standards of perfection Also consider what your evaluative analysis or judgment of Odysseus tells you about the values of the world outside of Homeric Greece 3 Identify in the readings for the semester two extreme and conflicting positions on valuing family Describe them illustrate them identify their underlying values and evaluate them in terms of each other using some single evaluative standard of your own choosing that is determine which one is better judging according to practicality morality socially good or any other standard you find most useful Be certain to describe your standard briefly If I were to answer question number three I would begin by incorporating some of the language of the question into an introductory paragraph The Bhagavad Gita and Confucius s Analects offer conflicting views of how to value the family Identifying also involves what Bloom calls naming a form of knowledge We might call those two views dutiful and respectful The dutiful view of the family is advocated in the Bhagavad Gita whereas the respectful view is advocated in the Analects Another form of knowledge recalling would be appropriate at this point I would probably offer a brief summary of the sections of the two texts that relate to ideas about how the family ought to be valued At some point early in the essay I ought to shift to another level of thinking comprehension I can do this by describing the two views which involves explaining the significance of the names that I have given to the views By the dutiful view of family I mean to say that the individual ought according to Krishna perform his or her own duty and expect that family members will perform theirs Of course duty does not mean duty toward each other Rather it means fulfilling one s station in life the tasks that relate to one s caste At this point an exercise of application would be appropriate perhaps through illustrating the idea by reference to a passage from the Gita Krishna tells Arjuna that the warrior ought to kill that s what warriors do even if those whom his station calls him to kill are members of his own family He says Better one s own duty poorly met than the duty of another done well A return

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  • Humanities
    211 is a survey of significant works of Western literature and philosophy from Homer through Voltaire with an emphasis on intellectual continuity Humanities 212 treats literature and philosophy written from 1789 to the present with an emphasis on understanding and appreciating the diversity of human thought and experience The Humanities Program Director is Dr Staci Stone She can be contacted by email at staci stone murraystate edu Return to main

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  • Humanities
    Arts Those disciplines include English Philosophy and Modern Languages The variety of disciplines represented in the Humanities faculty impart to the program a strength in diversity of perspectives Follow this link for more particular information on individual members of the

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  • Humanities
    The course is built around an exploration of the development of three themes self other and community and the interactions between them The site includes many electronic text versions of the basic course readings and online resources for the additional

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  • Humanities
    three central themes in a movement outward from attention to individual experience Self through confrontation with differences Other to broader cultural concerns Community This site includes many electronic text versions of the basic course readings and online resources for the

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  • Humanities
    available in Microsoft Word and Rich Text Format versions Documents listing media holdings in the Department of English and Philosophy are available in Microsoft Word and Rich Text Formats A developing selection of ideas for teaching Hum 211 and 212

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