Humanities 201
Group Presentations

As I stated in class, the group presentations will involve your discussion of the major points of the text(s) for the day, including relevant historical and biographical information.  At the bare minimum, you need to go over the assigned Homework Questions for the day.  You may also use the other discussion questions from our class page for guidance, but you don't necessarily have to answer them all.  I would also suggest you don't just answer the questions as the sole basis of your discussion.  Instead, investigate and discuss the major themes, many of which are listed in the "Things to Consider" section of the discussion questions page.  Essentially, I would like for you to be as creative as you can at the same time that you facilitate the rest of the class in getting a better understanding of the readings.

This is a team effort, so it will require everyone to participate, not only in performing his or her individual tasks, but also in combining all the individual parts into a coherent unit. The presentation will be graded by the instructor as a whole, not according to each section.  In terms of grades, each member of the group will evaluate herself or himself and the others using a grading sheet, based on a percentage of effort put in.  I will make every effort to maintain a secret ballot environment.  At home, I will average the different grades together and provide on each member's grading sheet the group grade and the resulting grade for that student.
 
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Bhagavad-Gita
June 17


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Chaucer

June 21



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Europe and the New World/Columbus
June 22



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Cortes
June 22


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Pratt/Florentine Codex June 23


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Popol Vuh
June 24



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