100年第2學期-0106 西洋文化史 課程資訊

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選課分析

本課程名額為 70人,已有58人選讀,尚餘名額12人。

評分方式

評分項目 配分比例 說明
Midterm Exam 30 Closed book exam: definition, identification, and short answer questions.
Final Exam 30 Closed book exam: definition, identification, and short answer questions.
End of semester writing assignment. 20 Individual take home writing assignment
Weekly Group Reports 20 Weekly reports prepared by study groups and uploaded to Moodle.

授課教師

Henk Vynckier

教育目標

The course aims to: 1. introduce students to the history of Western civilization and help them build a foundation for their studies in the English Majors Program; this means that key historical figures and concepts which are likely to be referred to in different courses in the department (e.g. King David, Socrates, Julius Caesar, Martin Luther, chivalry, the Renaissance, the industrial revolution, Napoleon, etc.) will be discussed. 2. familiarize students with key cultural concepts and vocabulary (e.g. artifact, mainstream culture, marginal culture, ideology, taboo, gender, monotheism, etc.); this means that students develop stronger reading skills and enlarge their vocabulary. 3. encourage critical thought regarding many aspects of, not only Western civilization, but also other world civilizations (such as, e.g., religion, gender roles, class, race, governmental systems, etc.)

課程資訊

參考書目


This course will use a task-based approach to student learning. The instructor will provide a handout with keywords and questions from week to week for the students to research. Students will be divided into groups of 4-5 students and prepare typed reports about the keywords and questions. A variety of excellent textbooks and other learning resources are available from the Tunghai Library as well as online.