Dr K. Steinhaus: Fall 2014

Office: UP 2004

Office Phone:  (407) 708-2079

Email: steinhausk@seminolestate.edu

Office hours:

Mon/Wed: 10:45-12:30 & 1:45-2:30

Tues/Thurs: 9:15-11. Tuesdays only: 12:15-2

Additional office hours are available by appointment.

For additional research  help contact:

Jeanne Larsen, Humanities Liaison Librarian: larsenj@seminolestate.edu; 407.708.2616


* Western Civ. Two-- Monday/Wednesday 12:30-1:45 Section:

Awesome Map: http://loiter.co/v/watch-as-1000years-of-european-boarders-change/

Reflection Question #1 (due Wednesday 3 September): Next week we will study the rulers, writers, and aristocrats of Europe during the 17th and early 18th centuries. These people all had money and power, but most people were basically peasants. Peasants usually could not read or write to leave diaries, and we have few clues about their lives. Look at the example of estate records in the link below. How much can we find out about ordinary lives from these? Should historians use percentages to describe these lives of the everyday laborers and talk about them as a group, should they use statistics and imagination, or should they just figure these are unknowable stories? Use class notes and the documents below to answer this question.Links to Assignment: http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/17france-soc.html

* Western Civ. Two-- Tues./ Thurs. 11-12:15 Section:

Awesome Map: http://loiter.co/v/watch-as-1000years-of-european-boarders-change/

Reflection Question #1 (due Thursday 4 September): Next week we will study the rulers, writers, and aristocrats of Europe during the 17th and early 18th centuries. These people all had money and power, but most people were basically peasants. Peasants usually could not read or write to leave diaries, and we have few clues about their lives. Look at the example of estate records in the link below. How much can we find out about ordinary lives from these? Should historians use percentages to describe these lives of the everyday laborers and talk about them as a group, should they use statistics and imagination, or should they just figure these are unknowable stories? Use class notes and the documents below to answer this question.Links to Assignment: http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/17france-soc.html

Read for Tuesday: The Duc de Saint-Simon on the Court of Louis XIV http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/17stsimon.asp
Bring Sources book to Class that Tuesday/ Wednesday!!!

 * Western Civ. One:

Reflection Question #1 (due Thursday 4 September):

In class, we talked about some of the most famous early civilizations. What are the various ďancestorsĒ of the Europeans? What did each contribute, and where did they come from?
Read for Tuesday: Thucydides on Pericles and Two Visions of the City- State in your Sources book!!!!!

* 20th-century Humanities (8-9:15 & 9:30-10:45):

 Reflection Question #1 (due Wednesday 3 September): After watching the Rape of Europa, what do you think the actions of men and women during World War II say about the role of art in our society? Is art a political statement, a pressure valve for emotions, a source of beauty, a nationís heritage, a form of memory, propaganda, or just one individualís self-expression? Why did art matter to the individuals in the documentary? Do you agree with them?

* Women, Gender, & Culture (Honors Humanities):

Reflection Question #1 (due Thursday 4 September): We discussed different views of gender in class as well as the evolution of feminisms. Describe some of the changes that have taken place in how society views gender. (You can discuss nature vs. nurture and/ or the proto-feminists and different waves of feminism.) Give your opinion on how these ideas/ movements affected (or continue to affect) history and the gender norms in society today.

Also, be sure to select your book by Thursday 4 September, and read the Hemingway short story below:

http://www.tarleton.edu/Faculty/sword/Short%20Story/The%20Short%20Happy%20Life%20of%20Francis%20Macomber.pdf