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Course Code: HUMN500 Course ID: 3633 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This is the first course in the graduate humanities program. It is designed to introduce the student to the theory, concept, and general approach to a program of study centered on civilization’s great works, authors, and ideas. Course topics include how to approach study of the great works, authors, and ideas; a philosophy grounded in the classical/liberal tradition; and the university and curricular concepts centered on the great ideas. Students are expected to use this course to orient themselves for the remainder of the graduate humanities curriculum, prepare for a life of focused and purposeful study based on fundamental concepts and a particular modus of thought and reflection, and apply themselves within a general framework of knowledge acquisition and application. Readings for this course include Adler and Van Doren's How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
03/29/2022 - 09/02/2022 09/05/2022 - 10/30/2022 September Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
04/26/2022 - 09/30/2022 10/03/2022 - 11/27/2022 October Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/2022 - 12/02/2022 12/05/2022 - 01/29/2023 December Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session
08/29/2022 - 02/03/2023 02/06/2023 - 04/02/2023 February Winter 2023 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

  • Develop active, syntopical reading skills required of graduate study.
  • Formulate a definition of the Great Books tradition.
  • Evaluate the significance of reading/studying the great works, authors, and ideas.
  • Critique selected texts of the Great Books canon.
  • Assess the history of and critical debate over the Great Books tradition.
  • Produce an interdisciplinary research paper of publishable length and quality that demonstrates an ability to read, think, and write critically at the graduate level.

Please note that we’ve discovered a discrepancy in the Evaluations section of the gradebook, regarding the course deliverables and their value towards your final grade. Please check the Gradebook under Course Tools > Grades for confirmation on what deliverables will be expected during this course, and their value.

Late Assignments

Students are expected to submit assignments by the due dates listed in the classroom. Late assignments, including but not limited to Assignments, Discussions, posts and responses, quizzes, and exams, may or may not be accepted after the course end date. Submitting an assignment after the due date may result in a penalty of up to 10% of the grade per day late, not to exceed a maximum 50% of the grade. The amount of the penalty is at the faculty member’s discretion. Faculty recognize that students have limited time and may be more flexible if potential delays are communicated ahead of time.*

*Doctoral and Programs with specialty accreditation may have different late policies.

**Students with DSA accommodations may have different late policies applied. For more information regarding our DSA services, please contact DSA@apus.edu.

  • Develop active, syntopical reading skills required of graduate study.
  • Formulate a definition of the Great Books tradition.
  • Evaluate the significance of reading/studying the great works, authors, and ideas.
  • Critique selected texts of the Great Books canon.
  • Assess the history of and critical debate over the Great Books tradition.
  • Produce an interdisciplinary research paper of publishable length and quality that demonstrates an ability to read, think, and write critically at the graduate level.
Book Title:How to Read a Book - eBook available in the APUS Online library
ISBN:9780671212094
Publication Info:Lib
Author:Adler, M. and Charles Van Doren
Unit Cost:$18.39
 
Book Title:One additional reading will be chosen by the student from a list of selected Great Books inside the classroom. (The list can also be found here- https://apus.libanswers.com/coursematerials/faq/306277)
ISBN:AMN
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.