SPR17: HUM220

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Humanities 220-02: Values and Culture Tu/Th 12.35-1.50 in HUM528

SPR 2017
Sean Connelly
Office location/ hours: T/Th 11-12in HUM 219
Contact: connelly@sfsu.edu

The Project
HUM220 examines the relationships between expressive forms (art) and social values (ideology) across several historical periods and national cultures including Early Modern England, Depression-era America, and an (imagined) Afrofuturist deep space.

Using the concept of youth as a point of entry, students will study a range of genres including novels, short stories, films, visual culture, and popular music.

This focus will allow us to consider the ways that tropes and themes of youthfulness, in/experience, and development are used to support and trouble hegemonic cultural values.

How does the concept of youth change over time and according to its social location? What are the ideological functions of youth narratives? How do different cultures, at different moments in history, use youth to understand themselves?

Basic Etiquette

ARRIVE ON TIME,  work completed, with a hard copy of the assigned text. All assignments should be typed and include name/date/course. No electronic devices should be used during class.

Ethics

Every semester students fail my courses because they cheat. CHEATING DESTROYS trust between teacher and student. If you can’t trust your teacher, then you deserve a new one. This principle applies to students as well.
See http://www.sfsu.edu/~vpsa/judicial/titlev.html

Accessibility

If there’s anything I should know about you as a student, please talk to me RIGHT AWAY and I’ll do my best to help. See also: Disability Program and Resource Center (338-2472 or dprc@sfsu.edu).

The Work: Grading Rubric

4 page Essay 10%
Class Work 30% (class participation, group work, pop quizzes, in-class writing)
Midterm 20% 3/9
Film Analysis Presentation 20%
Final Exam 20%

Notes on Reading

BUY HARD COPIES of the right books! Read with a pencil. Flag significant passages. Always look for patterns. Talk about what you read.

Shakespeare, Hamlet. 978-0743477123

Farrell, Young Lonigan.  978-0451529138

Natsuo, Real World. 978-0307387486

Okorafor, Binti. 978-0765385253 2015

http://filmanalysis.yctl.org

Films:

Shakespeare Uncovered (doc); Discovering Hamlet (doc); Various film adaptations of Hamlet (1948, 196, 1980, 2001, and RSC’s Hamlet (2010)); Cruel Story of Youth; Logan’s Run; Pan’s Labyrinth; George Washington; Shoeshine; This is England; Theeb; The 400 Blows; The Return; The Spanish Gardener; Ma Vie en Rose; L.I.E.; Kids

Other Resources:

http://www.stickfigurehamlet.com

Schedule

NOTE: “Assignment” = your assignment for the NEXT class meeting. ALL assignments should be PRINTED OUT and brought to class.

Week One:  1/24-1/26

Tuesday

In Class: Course Introduction. Clips: “You Don’t Own Me”“Monster”

Assignment for Thursday, 1/26: Complete the Questionnaire. PRINT, READ and ANNOTATE Marx and Engels, “Manifesto of the Communist Party”: ManifestoSec1

Thursday

In Class: Discuss the Manifesto. Clip.

Assignment for Tuesday, 1/31: PRINT and read Williams, “Structures of Feeling”wmssof ; Pastoureau, “Emblems of Youth: Young People in Medieval Imagery”: Pastoureau

Week Two: 1/31-2/2

Tuesday

In Class:

Clip: Vincent https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxQcBKUPm8o )

Assignment for Thursday: Hamlet (Acts I and II).

Thursday

In Class: The Birthday Party, Hamlet (Powpowpowpow): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0tUwZ30PQA

Assignment: Hamlet (complete)

Week Three: 2/7- 2/9

Tuesday

In Class: Hamlet clips

Thursday

In Class: 15 Minute Hamlet.

Assignment:

Week Four: 2/14- 2/16

Tuesday

In Class: Discussion

Assignment: Eagleton, “What is a Novel?”EagletonNovel

Thursday

In Class:

Assignment:  Kirino, Real World (RW)

Week Five: 2/21- 2/23

Tuesday

In Class:

Assignment: RW

Thursday

In Class:

Assignment: RW

Week Six: 2/28- 3/2

Tuesday

In Class: Discussion

Assignment: RW

Thursday

In Class: Discussion; Clip: River’s Edge (1986)

Assignment: Villarejo, Ch. 2: VillarejoCH2 ; Glossary: VillarejoGlossary

Week Seven: 3/7- 3/9

Tuesday

 

Thursday

Week Eight: 3/14- 3/16

Tuesday

REVIEW

Thursday

ESSAY DUE

MIDTERM

Assignment: Complete Okorafor, Binti

Week Nine: 3/21- 3/23

Spring Break

Week Ten: 3/28- 3/30

CR/NC Option Deadline on 3/30

Tuesday

In Class:

Thursday

Cesar Chavez Day

Week Eleven: 4/4- 4/6

Tuesday

In Class:

Thursday

In Class:

Assignment:

Week Twelve: 4/11- 4/13

Tuesday

In Class:

Assignment:

Thursday

In Class:

Assignment:

Week Thirteen: 4/18- 4/20

Tuesday

In Class:

Assignment:

Thursday

In Class:

Assignment:

Week Fourteen: 4/25- 4/27

Tuesday

In Class:

Assignment:

Thursday:

In Class:

Week Fifteen: 5/2- 5/4

Tuesday

In Class:

Film Analysis Presentations

Thursday

In Class:

Film Analysis Presentations

Week Sixteen: 5/9- 5/11

Tuesday

In Class:

Film Analysis Presentations

Thursday

In Class:

REVIEW

Week Seventeen: 5/16

Tuesday

 FINAL EXAM