HUM 211 – CRN # 11367 – 4
Credits – Mon & Wed 12:45-2:25 pm, DES 1 – Instructor: Cora Agatucci
– Winter 2010
HUM 211 Course Reflections Survey
(worth 10 points)
Part I: HUM 211 Course Learning Outcomes – Self-Evaluation
Rate your skills/knowledge in the following HUM 211 learning
outcomes, using a 5-point scale:
5 = Excellent . . . . 1 = Poor
(And feel free to make comments.)
____1. Build knowledge of language arts and cultures different from
--1.a. Identify distinctive
characteristics, genres, periods, themes of traditional and modern
African orature, literature, and film (e.g., proverb wisdom,
call-and-response, praise-poetry, African griot traditions, colonial
and post-colonial African "response" literature, anti-apartheid
--1.b. Situate individual African texts in their historical,
national/regional and cultural contexts, and analyze significant
ways that these texts reflect or represent those contexts (e.g.
cultural values and beliefs, intellectual and creative traditions,
historical and biographical backgrounds, social and political
--1.c. Evaluate the limitations and benefits of studying African
works in cross-cultural translation (e.g., across one or more
different languages; across oral and literate-based cultures; across
orature, literature, film).
____2. Apply this knowledge to cross-cultural comparative analysis
--2.a. Identify and analyze
significant cross cultural differences and similarities--among
different African texts and their cultures; between African language
arts/cultures and one’s own; and/or between African works and
cultures and those of other non-Western groups.
--2.b. Examine the effects of individual and culturally-determined
factors (such as race, gender, class, nation, biases of information
sources, prior cross-cultural experiences) on one’s own and others’
responses to African texts and cultures.
--2.c. Identify topics of personal interest, unanswered questions,
controversial claims and alternative viewpoints arising from one’s
cross-cultural comparative study for further research and
____3. Construct and communicate persuasive cross-cultural
--3.a. Formulate responses
and interpretations using varied strategies and resources (e.g.,
active reading/viewing skills; self-reflection, critical and
empathetic thinking, oral discussion and writing, multiple
perspectives, comparative analysis, and interdisciplinary
--3.b. Create a persuasive cross-cultural interpretation of an
African text that integrates ethnorelative perspectives and
analytical criteria appropriate to African language arts and their
--3.c. Communicate one’s interpretations in informal and formal
writing, using relevant, well-selected evidence from African texts
and their cultural contexts to support one’s points.
--3.d. Avoid plagiarism by using an acceptable academic style (e.g.
MLA) to cite direct quotations, paraphrases (indirect quotations),
and summaries taken from primary and secondary sources.
Part 2: HUM 211 Course Reflections
1. Identify one or two of the most valuable African works we
studied this term, and briefly explain why you thought so.
2. Identify one or two of the least valuable African works
we studied this term, and briefly explain why you thought so.
3. Which aspect/s of this course did you find most valuable,
and briefly explain why.
4. Which aspect/s of this course did you find least valuable
and/or what change/s would you recommend Cora make in future
offerings of this course. And briefly explain why.