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翻譯:陳宛利(簡介並寄信)
編輯:許馨文(簡介並寄信)

課程敘述

課程包含文學及哲學文本的概論,自十七世紀到二十世紀早期,上溯現代世界的發展。在當時不再以地球為宇宙中心的觀念下,個人主義的成長為其發展的要素。挑選的文本舉證新人本主義的來臨,立即對舊思潮產生質疑與衝擊。課程環繞在古代與現代世界差異的議題,主要就行為與角色、表述與體裁來探討,並有利於修習過西方文明基礎I的同學。

課堂模式

西方文明基礎II屬於人文、藝術、社會科學密集交流的學科, 課程採小組討論並穿插講課。除了上述三份書面報告(每份約七頁,總共至少二十頁,以課堂討論的題目為主題),每位學生需在既定日期以口頭報告闡述特定主題(約十二分鐘),並以論證和問題激發課堂討論。書面及口頭報告必須著重在文本特定的章節,透過深入分析,實地演練解讀文學的技巧。期末不考試。

評分

學期成績根據以下評分:

活動內容 所佔比例
報告 75%
課堂參與 (含口頭報告) 25%

無故缺席將影響期末成績


Description

This course comprises a broad survey of texts, literary and philosophical, which trace the development of the modern world from the seventeenth to the early twentieth century. Intrinsic to this development is the growth of individualism in a world no longer understood to be at the center of the universe. The texts chosen for study exemplify the emergence of a new humanism, at once troubled and dynamic in comparison to the old. The leading theme of this course is thus the question of the difference between the ancient and the modern world. Students who have taken Foundations of Western Culture I will obviously have an advantage in dealing with this question. Classroom discussion approaches this question mainly through consideration of action and characters, voice and form.

Class Format

The class format for Foundations of Western Culture II - a HASS Communication-Intensive subject - is group discussion with informal lectures by the instructor. In addition to the three papers assigned above (ca. 7 pp. each, totaling at least 20 pp., with topics to be discussed in class), every student is required to present a talk in class (ca. 12 min.) on an assigned work on its assigned date. The talk should help stimulate a discussion through arguments and questions. Papers and talks are conceived as exercises in literary interpretation through close analysis; they should be focused on specific passages from the text under consideration. There will be no final exam.

Gradings

The final grade will be based on the following percentages:

Activities percentages
Papers 75%
Classroom Participation (Including Presentation) 25%

Unexcused absence from class will result in a lowering of the final grade.


 
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