Requirements

 

Course Reader

The majority of readings for this class are to be found in the Course Reader, which is available at Soft Reserves in the Old Student Center. Soft Reserves website

Please refer to the schedule of readings and lectures for the specific reading assigned to each class meeting.

Books

Students are required to purchase the following books. You can find them at the UCSD bookstore. Or, click on each title, to find it at amazon.com.

Please refer to the schedule of readings and lectures for the specific reading assigned to each class meeting.

ISBN: 1457685264

A History of World Societies Value, Combined Volume. Tenth Edition.

by John P. McKay et al.

 

ISBN: 9781457666766

A Writer’s Reference. Eighth Edition.

by Diana Hacker and Nancy Sommers

 

ISBN: 0486452379

The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana: The Classic Burton Translation

by Vatsyayana

 

ISBN: 1888375922

The Heart of Understanding: Commentaries on the Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra

by Thich Nhat Hanh

 

Expectations

The class will meet for lecture three times each week, and for section twice weekly. Students are expected to come to class with the assigned reading completed, and to come to section prepared to discuss texts and issues. Writing assignments will be given out in section; your papers must relate to the civilizations and cultures presented in lecture. To pass the course, you must complete all assigned work in a timely fashion.

University policy also requires me to report all cases of suspected plagiarism to the Office of Academic Integrity. You are responsible for understanding what constitutes plagiarism, and for avoiding it: “I didn’t know…” is not an acceptable excuse. If you are unsure how plagiarism is defined, please check here for guidance.

Students should note that all course requirements are subject to revision at the instructor’s discretion.

 
 

Bases of Evaluation

Midterm Exam

20%

Friday, February 5, in class

Final Exam

35%

Monday, March 14, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 pm

Writing assignments

35%

various dates

Section attendance and participation

10%

every class meeting

To pass the course, you must complete all assigned work in a timely fashion.

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