AIU MGMT335 discussion
Topics in Cultural Studies: Needs 3-4
The Discussion Board (DB) is part of the
core of online learning. Classroom discussion in an online environment requires
the active participation of students and the instructor to create robust
interaction and dialogue. Every student is expected to create an original
response to the open-ended DB question as well as engage in dialogue by
responding to posts created by others throughout the week. At the end of each
unit, DB participation will be assessed based on both level of engagement and
the quality of the contribution to the discussion.
At a minimum, each student will be expected
to post an original and thoughtful response to the DB question and contribute
to the weekly dialogue by responding to at least two other posts from students.
The first contribution must be posted beforemidnight(Central Time) on Wednesday of each
week. Two additional responses are required after Wednesday of each week.
Students are highly encouraged to engage on the Discussion Board early and
often, as that is the primary way the university tracks class attendance and
The purpose of the Discussion Board is to
allow students to learn through sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to
course content and the DB question. Because it is not possible to engage in
two-way dialogue after a conversation has ended, no posts to the DB will be
accepted after the end of each unit.
Focus your discussion on the following:
Of the various aspects of the
humanities—history, music, religion, literature, art, architecture, and so
on—with which aspect do you associate most?
What do you think helps define you as a person and place you within a culture?
What does it mean to you to be part of a culture?
How do your ideas compare with the ideas of others in the group?
Review the definition of the humanities as fashioned in the U.S. legislation
forming the National Endowment for the Humanities.
What subjects are not included in the definition of the humanities? Why?