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翻譯:Caroya Huang(簡介並寄信)
編輯:王晶(簡介並寄信)

課程大綱

本課程將探討各類傳媒如何形塑西方捶う漱蛪Q與感知的各層面,並經由挑選、安排和處理捶う滲嬪鬙H獲得理解的經驗。按照時間的順序來檢視主流和非主流的敘事類型,自荷馬史詩、小說,並跨越媒體至現場表演、電影以及電動遊戲等,我們透過各種己建立的捶々隤k及最新技術,來檢驗新的意識形態及心理分析的可能性。課程重點將放在捶々滫k的各類傳統、文學及文化議題、傳媒的角色、傳播的形式、選擇文本的藝術重要性以及植基於特定時間、地點和技術的人類學製品的方法和假定的特性。研讀的作家包括荷馬、索夫克里斯(Sophocles)、希羅多德(Herodotus)、基督福音、瑪麗亞•德•法蘭絲(Marie de France)、塞凡提斯(Cervantes)、拉克羅(La Clos)、波(Poe)、朗古(Lang)、考克多(Cocteau)、迪士尼•波西亞(Disney-Pixar)、和模擬電玩藝術(Maxis-Electronic Arts)、以及閱讀普洛普(Propp)、巴赫金(Bakhtin)、吉拉德(Girard)、佛洛依德以及馬克斯。

人文科學、藝術以及社會科學傳播密集課程的要求:

人文科學、藝術以及社會科學傳播密集課程需繳交3-5份作業,各長度在二十頁中平均分配。其中一篇作業需發回修正並重新提交。HASS-CI課程會提供學生很多口頭表達練習的機會,諸如口頭報告、學生引導的討論或課堂參與等。為確保學生有寫作及充份練習口語表達的機會,在HASS-CI中,每組學生人數為18人,除非該組沒有分組(在只有一位講師的情況下),此時人數可增為25位。

課堂要求與評分

總成績將參考以下的標準計分:

活動內容 所占比率
課程參與度 20%
課堂表現 10%
五份簡短的報告(每篇內容長約2頁) 20%
期未報告(長10頁) 25%
期末考 25%

心得報告的書寫方式

閱讀報告的心得約每兩週提交,內容長約二頁、字元為12、間距二行、四邊留下一英吋的邊距,集訂成冊,並註明頁碼。每份報告需包括下列三部份:

  1. 指出文本中的特徵(例如:意象、議題、插曲、章節、捶け硎c、架構安排、風格、語言結構、要旨或寓意等),特別是這些讓你感到陌生、未知、值得注意或有疑難的特徵,並說明為何某個要素很特殊,或者它與你所預期的差異處。

  2. 檢閱這些特徵如何在文中運作,在當下文本章節與整體敘事中的作用與目的為何,以及為何要以如此特殊的形式呈現。

  3. 當你在探索某個新近理解的特殊隱蘊及因果時,說明此特徵如何幫助你去詮釋文本中的大意。

課堂活動

在課堂活動中會提供新方法來研討文本。

期末報告

期末結束前需繳交期末報告(約8-10頁),從指定的主題名單中挑選,並結合你於學期間所做的功課。這項作業的鑑定標準將根據其一貫性、有絛理地討論基礎、證據的妥善運用、創見的連貫發展與修辭效果。初稿需在繳交期限兩週前交出以能發回修改。

期末考

期末考(測驗整學期學習材料的理解度)將於考試時間舉行。

遲交規定

期末報告與心得在與課堂教授討論後可自動延至下堂課繳交,若還遲交,這份逾時的報告將會扣每堂心得報告1/3的成績。

作業重寫規定

所有的報告或心得,在滿足下列要求時,可以進行報告修改:

  1. 初稿準時提交。
  2. 學生和教授討論報告。
  3. 報告從頭書寫而非只是修改。
  4. 初稿於課堂中發回後,報告於一週內重新提交。

訂正過的報告,最高分為 B+

抄襲規定

抄襲-擅用作家的智慧財產-是嚴重的侵權行為。文學院針對學生抄襲的行為,將對此科目給予不及格,教授並將此案件呈報至懲戒會。自課堂外所取得的資料需做完整的聲明工作。所有的觀點、評論以及直接引用他人的話語.需加以說明並標明註腳;自他處獲得的語錄也需與學生的作業明確區分。更進一步具體的所有權歸屬方式,可參考寫作導引、諮詢中心以及MIT相關的抄襲罰規網頁


Course Description

This class will investigate the ways in which the formal aspects of Western storytelling in various media have shaped both fantasies and perceptions, making certain understandings of experience possible through the selection, arrangement, and processing of narrative material. Surveying the field chronologically across the major narrative genres and sub-genres from Homeric epic through the novel and across media to include live performance, film, and video games, we will be examining the ways in which new ideologies and psychological insights become available through the development of various narrative techniques and new technologies. Emphasis will be placed on the generic conventions of story-telling as well as on literary and cultural issues, the role of media and modes of transmission, the artistic significance of the chosen texts and their identity as anthropological artifacts whose conventions and assumptions are rooted in particular times, places, and technologies. Authors will include: Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Christian evangelists, Marie de France, Cervantes, La Clos, Poe, Lang, Cocteau, Disney-Pixar, and Maxis-Electronic Arts, with theoretical readings in Propp, Bakhtin, Girard, Freud, and Marx.

Criteria for HASS-CI Subjects

Communication Intensive Subjects in the humanities, arts, and social sciences should require at least 20 pages of writing divided among 3-5 assignments. Of these 3-5 assignments, at least one should be revised and resubmitted. HASS-CI subjects should further offer students substantial opportunity for oral expression through presentations, student-led discussion, or class participation. In order to guarantee sufficient attention to student writing and substantial opportunity for oral expression, the maximum number of students per section in a HASS-CI subject is 18, except in the case of a subject taught without sections (where the faculty member in charge is the only instructor). In that case, enrollments can rise to 25, if a writing fellow is attached to the subject.

Requirements and Grading

The final grade for this class will be computed according to the following weighted scale:

ACTIVITIES PERCENTAGES
Active Class Participation 20%
In-Class Exercises 10%
5 Short Reader Response Papers (each 2 pages in length) 20%
Final Paper (10 pages in length) 25%
Final Exam 25%

Guidelines for Reader Responses

Approximately every other week, Reader Responses covering the current reading assignment will be due. Reader Responses should be 2 pages in length, typewritten in 12-point type, double-spaced with 1-inch margins on all sides, stapled together, and each page must be numbered. Each Reader Response will consist of three principal parts as described below:

  1. Identify some feature within the text (e.g., imagery, theme, incident, passage, narrative structure, framing device, style, sentence construction, message or moral, etc.) which happens to strike you as strange, unfamiliar, remarkable, or problematic, and explain what it is that you find so unusual about that particular element or how it differs from what you might have expected.

  2. Consider how that feature is operating within the text, what function or purpose it might be serving within its immediate context or within the broader narrative as a whole, and why it might have been represented in this particular manner rather than some other way.

  3. Then explain how this feature helps you to interpret the general meaning of the text as you explore the particular implications and consequences of your new understanding.

In-Class Exercises

Opportunities for applying new methods of approaching texts will be provided through in-class exercises.

Final Paper

A final paper (8-10 pages in length), selected from a list of assigned topics and integrating the work you have been doing throughout the term, will be due towards the end of the semester. This work will be evaluated on the basis of consistent logical argumentation, judicious use of evidence, coherent development of ideas, and rhetorical effectiveness. A first draft will be submitted two weeks earlier to allow for revisions.

Final Exam

A final exam, comprehending all the material throughout the semester, will be given during exam period.

Late Paper Policy

Final papers and reader responses may receive an automatic extension for one class period upon consultation with the instructor. Further lateness will result in a reduction of 1/3 of a grade for each class the paper is overdue beyond that time.

Rewrite Policy

Any paper or reader response may be rewritten upon satisfying the following requirements:

  1. The original paper was submitted on time.
  2. The student meets with the instructor to go over the paper.
  3. The paper is completely rewritten from scratch and not just edited.
  4. The rewritten paper is resubmitted no later than one week after the original was returned in class.

The highest grade that a rewritten paper may receive is a B+.

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism - use of another's intellectual work without acknowledgement - is a serious offense. It is the policy of the Literature Faculty that students who plagiarize will receive an F in the subject, and that the instructor will forward the case to the Committee on Discipline. Full acknowledgement for all information obtained from sources outside the classroom must be clearly stated in all written work submitted. All ideas, arguments, and direct phrasings taken from someone else's work must be identified and properly footnoted. Quotations from other sources must be clearly marked as distinct from the student's own work. For further guidance on the proper forms of attribution, consult the style guides available in the Writing and Communication Center and the MIT Website on Plagiarism.


 
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