Part-Time Faculty - Humanities & Music
Arts, Humanities & Communications
Hello prospective humanities students! This page will provide you with information about textbook options, course information, and other useful and hopefully interesting information.
SEE “Courses I Teach” below for class descriptions and requirements.
ARE YOU ON A WAITLIST? Don't give up even if you are not among the first few. I am sometimes able to add more students than the official limit, and also, many students on the waitlist ahead of you may decide not to add. So, please keep checking your student email, especially at the start of the semester. I will send out a note to those who are on the waitlist.
INFORMATION ABOUT TEXTBOOKS - My classes are possibly Zero OR Low Textbook Cost!
Zero Cost Option
I have a limited number of copies of course textbooks available at the MJC east campus library reserve desk that can be checked out (for the semester) by students currently enrolled in my classes (Humanities 101 and 110). You just need to go to the east campus library to check one out. To check on availability, go to this page and then scroll down to find my classes, click the link and you should see the different editions available for loan.
My textbooks are Adventures in the Human Spirit (Humanities 101) and Understanding Global Cultures (Humanities 110). If you check one out, make sure you get the correct textbook.
Please note that textbooks for an upcoming semester may not be available until close to the beginning of the semester. If it is close to the semester start and you do not see my name and/or the textbook listed on that page, then it means there are no longer any available.
Low Cost Option
Additionally, you may use any of these editions of the textbooks, some of which can be purchased online at used booksellers for relatively low cost. Try and buy the most recent edition you are able to afford.
For HUMANITIES 101 - Introduction to the Humanities:
Philip E. Bishop, Adventures in the Human Spirit: 4th, 5th, 6th, or 7th edition. (If you use the 7th edition, it may only be available as an e-textbook.)
For HUMANITIES 110 - East Meets West:
Martin J, Gannon and Rajnandini Pillai, Understanding Global Cultures: 4th, 5th, or 6th edition (print or e-textbook).
Courses I Teach
- Humanities 101,
Introduction to the Humanities
In this course, students will explore the humanities disciplines (art, music, drama, dance, literature, philosophy, religion) and learn about how these disciplines have been practiced throughout the centuries. Course activities include textbook readings, online readings, and online videos. Assignments include discussion postings, quizzes, exams, and an event report (students will have a variety of events from which to choose, in-person or online).
- Humanities 110,
East Meets West
In this course we will explore and compare the humanities disciplines as they are practiced in selected Eastern and Western cultures. Course activities include textbook readings, online readings, and online videos. Assignments include discussion postings, quizzes, exams, and a Research Paper.