101年第2學期-0108 西洋文化史 課程資訊
|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|
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.)
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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. Tis research can be carried out on the basis of arange of excellent textbooks and other learning materials which can be consulted online and in the Tunghai Library.