Welcome to Interdisciplinary Humanities (IHUM) 240—a multimedia approach to the humanities of India, China, and Japan.
India, China, and Japan have become three of the most influential global powers today, and yet they have also profoundly influenced civilizations throughout the world for millennia. The emphasis in this course is on exposing you to the following: 1) some of the basic philosophical and religious ideas that have shaped each culture, and 2) some of the important works of art, literature, drama, and music produced by those three cultures. We will begin the study of each unit by looking at the earliest and most durable examples of material culture—metal and stone artifacts and architectural remnants. We will look at examples of printed literature and paintings as they became historically available, and we will end the study of each unit by looking at the most ephemeral member of the humanities—the performing arts. The course will dwell on some subjects over others because of the accessibility of historical materials and the availability of scholarly research in English.
The following textbooks will be used for this course:
What it is
What IHum 240 is not
Hummedia multimedia access—a number of videos in this course need to be accessed via the Hummedia service that BYU provides free of charge to BYU students. To find the video you need to watch, look up the name provided next to the Hummdeia link in the content. The login information is:
You will complete computer-graded quizzes, write and respond to discussion posts, and submit two written assignments.
There are three proctored exams for this course. They are not comprehensive, but each exam contains 200 multiple choice questions. To study for the exams, review your textbooks, look over and review the main sections of the online text, self-checks, and videos.
Grades will be based on the following:
|Event Report Research Paper||15%
|Cumulative Research Paper||30%|
|3 Exams||45% (15% each)|
Your letter grade is calculated based on this scale:
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