Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Welcome to Irish History & Literature

Humanities 111

Your Professors:

John Queen
ext:5459 office:SR 359
Dennis Doyle
ext. 5343 office:LB 203

The Course of Irish History, Moody & Martin, Roberts Rinehart Publishers, Boulder, Colorado
The New Oxford Book of Irish Verse, Thomas Kinsella, Ed.,Oxford University Press, New York
The Playboy of the Western World and Two Other Irish Plays, intro by W.A.Armstrong, J.M.Synge, W.B.Yeats, Sean O’Casey, Penguin Books, London
Dubliners, James Joyce, Penguin Books, London
Humanities 111 Course Syllabus: available HERE as a free download, or available as a bound copy in the bookstore.

Catalog Description:
Irish History, Literature, and Culture from the Beginning to the Present 3 Units

Humanities 111 is a broad-based, interdisciplinary course that covers the entire history of Ireland: its mythology, folklore, art, music, literature, and major political events. The course also focuses on the impact of Irish culture on England, Europe, Spain, Canada, and the United States through the centuries. Through assigned readings, discussions, and writing, the students gain critical insights into the causes and consequences of Ireland's turbulent history and struggle for independence as well as its literary and sociopolitical contributions to world culture and civilization.
Lecture 3 hours. Recommended preparation: Eligibility for English 101.
Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

Registration and drops:
It is your responsibility to see that you are officially registered or dropped from a class. If you stop coming to class without dropping officially, you may fail this class. You may also be dropped by the teacher for excessive absences.

You cannot pass if you miss too many classes, fail the tests or fail to complete the written assignments. We expect you to show that you are serious about the class by having your textbooks, being respectful of the learning environment, and showing up to every class (no matter how late you were out the previous night) unless you are seriously ill. Make arrangements with the instructor before class time if you need to leave early or miss class time for any reason. The instructors follow the official college policy concerning cheating and plagiarism.