Course Information

Course Content

"Elements of Culture"

Tests & Team Activities

Practice Research

Practice Instuctionss

Extra Credit

iFAQs

Abbreviations

ApEx = Application Exercise

ASA = Asian Art (anthology)

EB = Encyclopedia Britannica (on-line)

MOO = Masterpieces of the Orient (anthology)

RDR = Course Reader

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Schedule

From this unit onward, all readings in this schedule must be completed by the day under which they are listed. This requirement is assessed via TRAs, homework and End-of-Unit Challenges throughout the semester.

CAUTION: I reserve the right to make revisions to on-line materials prior to their discussion in class at the relevant point in the semester. Therefore WAIT until that time to print out materials you wish to have on hand, such as terms, excerpts and assignment guidelines.

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Unit 1b: The Classical Period of Medieval India (3rd - 10th century CE)

Dates Tasks Readings
Mon, Oct 6

TRA #1b
(individually & in teams)

overview of Scenario 1b & Reading Guide 1b

view audio-visual excerpts

STUDY key concepts in these overviews for TRA #1b:

BROWSE on-line information regarding contemporary practices described in Scenario 1b:

"Transform Space Into Place" (YouTube video; see also City Repair website)

A. a scene from "Arabian Nights"
     synopsis of The Red Tent
    B Street Theatre's "My Name is Asher Lev"
B. metal sculpture of Moses at Sinai
    mural of Jesus on the Mount of Olives
C. Jewish stories of Divine Power by Diane Wolkstein
     a Modern Hopi story by Leslie Marmon Silko
     tale of an Immortal by a modern Daoist master
        [start at 7:00 minutes]

Wed, Oct 8 Application Exercise (ApEx) Set 1b

(*2 HOMEWORK PAGES REQUIRED* - use optional homework worksheet if helpful: PDF | MS Word)

LOCATE examples from these primary sources (use the Reading Guide to get oriented) to address the Scenario Homework:

A. Shakuntala--Prologue, Act I , Act IV-VI, scene 1
(RDR, 47-67) [=MOO, 232-49, 268-91]

C. selections from ...the Sanskrit Puranas (ASA: RDR, 68-71)
(plus download missing page 42)

VIEW the following images to inform your reading of the above sources

Mon, Oct 13

*Unit 1 Brainstorming Worksheet*
(PDF/MS Word)
DUE beginning of class

ApEx Set1b, continued

(*HOMEWORK PAGE REQUIRED* - use optional homework worksheet if helpful: PDF | MS Word)

LOCATE examples from these primary sources (use the Reading Guide to get oriented) to address the Scenario Homework:

B. "...The Large Relief at Mamallapuram" (ASA: RDR, 72-78)
(+ photo of the entire monument)

VIEW the following images to inform your reading of the above sources

Wed, Oct 15

End-of-Unit Challenge 1b

  • 10 multiple choice questions
  • culminating team activity

REVIEW & STUDY TERMS & EXCERPTS from the Reading Guide in these primary sources for End-of-Unit Challenge 1b:

STUDY TERMS marked with asterisks (*) in the Reading Guide using these **ONLINE** EB overviews (click links below to access) for End-of-Unit Challenge 1a:

WARNING: make sure that you use these links to access EB; going through the library's database page may lead to different material, which will likely confuse you when preparing for TRA.

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