F aculty of Liberal Studies
Class Participation – 10%
You are expected to actively participate in class discussions. This mark does not include attendance.
Group Presentation – 15%
Students will choose one class where they will introduce the readings, pose questions, and lead the class discussion.
All writing assignments should be double-spaced, in 12pnt Times New Roman font, with page numbers. Please ensure that your name is on the first page of each written assignment. Bibliographies or works cited should appear on a new page at the end of your work. Use an MLA style guide for all written assignments. All written assignments must have a title.
Précis – 20% X 2
Briefly summarize one of the scheduled readings and discuss the major themes in the article/chapter and its importance for the study of Modernism. Each précis must be between 2-3 pages. Your first précis is due on or before May 26th. You may also write one of your précis for the week of your group presentation.
Critical Research Essay
Essay Proposal (Due June 2nd) – 10%
Final Essay (Due June 18th) – 25%
Your final essay should be between 10-12 pages, with a bibliography/works cited (an annotated bibliography is not required for your final essay).
POLICY ON LATE ASSINGMENTS
Late assignments will be deducted one mark per day.
Students should submit late assignments (hard copy) to my Liberal Studies mailbox but may send a digital copy through ‘My Courses’ beforehand for date verification only. Hard copies must be submitted the day following the submission of a digital copy. A hard copy of your assignment is required for grading.
PLAGIARISM AND REFERENCING YOUR RESEARCH SOURCES
Plagiarism is the act of taking someone else's ideas, opinions, writings, etc. and representing them as one's own. You plagiarize whenever you borrow another scholar's ideas or quote directly from a work without giving credit through proper citation or acknowledgement. Plagiarism is a serious offence at OCAD (please see OCAD's Policy in the OCAD Academic Calendar). Any assignment in which the ideas of another author are intentionally represented without acknowledgement and/or presented as the student's own work will receive a grade of zero.
The Faculty of Liberal Studies at OCAD has developed a set of ‘OCAD Writing Style Guidelines’ for students to consult with regard to proper referencing in essays for both the References Cited/Bibliography section and the Endnotes/Footnotes section. Please consult and follow these guidelines to ensure proper referencing of your sources in all research assignments. Copies of the Writing Style Guidelines are filed in the OCAD Library and online. Please see http://www.ocad.ca/students/academic_integrity.htm for more information.
OCAD expects students to attend classes and participate in them by the standards established by the teaching faculty and as stated in published policies. Students’ full participation in the university’s classes is essential to their education. Given that students benefit from an active involvement with faculty and with their fellow students in classes, OCAD requires that students attend classes on a regular basis and that they participate fully in them. Please note, a student with three or more unexcused absences may be assigned a failing grade for that course.
Absence for Religious Purposes
A student who foresees a conflict between a religious obligation and any scheduled class assignments, including the final examination or critique, must notify his/her instructor in writing and in the case of final examinations and critiques must make a written request to the appropriate Faculty Office within three weeks of the first class. Late requests for an exam or critique deferral are subject to a fee of $70.
ACADEMIC AND NON-ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT
Each student has final responsibility for her or his conduct. Students are expected to be aware of and abide by the regulations as they have been established in OCAD’s academic and non-academic policies, which can be found on the OCAD website at http://www.ocad.ca/students.htm# under “Student Policies”. These policies outline the responsibility of students to “conduct themselves appropriately and reflect the highest standards of integrity in non-academic as well as academic behaviour”. All allegations of misconduct will be reported and investigated as per the current policies.
CLASS SCHEDULE & READINGS
WEEK ONE: ENLIGHTENMENT AND MODERN SUBJECTIVITY
Wednesday, May 19th, 2010
Screening: Mephisto (1981), dir. István Szabó
Friday, May 21st, 2010
Jürgen Habermas, “Modernity – An Incomplete Project” (Course Reading Kit)
Michel Foucault, “What is Enlightenment?” (Course Reading Kit)
WEEK TWO: ENLIGHTENMENT AND MODERN SUBJECTIVITY (CONT…)
Wednesday, May 26th, 2010
Last date to submit Précis # 1
Marshall Berman, All That is Solid Melts Into Air, Introduction, pp. 15-36
Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer, “The Concept of Enlightenment” (Course Reading Kit)
Friday, May 28th, 2010
Marshall Berman, All That is Solid Melts Into Air, Part I, pp. 37-71
Virginia Woolf, “A Room of One’s Own” (Course Reading Kit)
WEEK THREE: MODERNIZATION
Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010
Essay proposal due
Marshall Berman, All That is Solid Melts Into Air, Part II, pp. 87-120
Karl Marx and Fredrick Engels, The Communist Manifesto, excerpts (Course Reading Kit)
Screening: Modern Times (1936), dir. Charlie Chaplin
Walter Benjamin, “Paris – Capital of the Nineteenth Century” (Course Reading Kit)
Anne Friedberg, “The Mobilized and Virtual Gaze in Modernity: Flâneur/Flâneuse” (Course Reading Kit)
Edward Said, excerpts from Orientalism (Course Reading Kit)
Friday, June 11th, 2010
Marshall Berman, All That is Solid Melts Into Air, Part IV, pp. 248-286
Arjun Appadurai, “Here and Now” (Course Reading Kit)
WEEK FIVE: THE MODERN CITY AND MASS CULTURE
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010
Marshall Berman, All That is Solid Melts Into Air, Part V, pp. 287-348
Georg Simmel, “Metropolis and Mental Life” (Course Reading Kit)
Le Corbusier, “Architecture or Revolution” (Course Reading Kit)
Fredric Jameson, “Reification and Utopia in Mass Culture” (Course Reading Kit)
Susan Sontag, “Melancholy Objects” (Course Reading Kit)
Screening: Kuhle Wampe (1932), dir. Slatan Dudow and Bertolt Brecht
Friday, June 25th, 2010
Last date to submit Précis # 2
Charles Taylor, “Two Theories of Modernity” (Course Reading Kit)
Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar, “On Alternative Modernities” (Course Reading Kit)
GENERAL INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS
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