Course ID: 01061AU16
Credits: 0.5
Term: Summer 2016 (Summer Semester)
Prerequisites:

None





Course Description:

“Does art shape culture, or does culture shape art?” That is one of the eternal questions in philosophy and art, and also a question that can easily be asked about the 1960’s, especially when thinking about the biggest celebrities of that decade: The Beatles. While studying the highs and lows of the 1960’s and The Beatles, you will have a chance to explore some of the literary works that inspired, or were inspired by, the music and message of The Beatles, while also contemplating some of the most powerful songs of the last 50 years.



Topics & Concepts:
  • 1.1 Introduction to Part I

  • 1.2 Reading Schedule for On The Road

  • 1.3 Introduction to the 1950’s

  • 1.4 1950’s (website)

  • 1.5 How to Write a Good Body Paragraph

  • Discussion Board assessments

  • Journal Assignment

  • Week Two:

  • 2.1 Introduction to Beat Generation and Beat Writers

  • 2.2 Video

  • 2.3 Introduction to On The Road

  • 2.4 Video

  • 2.5 Introduction to The Beatles

  • 2.6 The Early Beatles

  • Discussion Board assessments

  • Journal Assignment

  • Week Three:

  • 3.1 Reading assignment and reading guide I

  • 3.2 Introduction to the 1960’s

  • 3.3 1960’s (website)

  • 3.4 Video

  • 3.5 Introduction to Please Please Me

  • 3.6 Video 

  • Discussion Board assessments

  • Journal Assignment

  • Introduction to On The Road essay

  • Week Four:

  • 4.1 Reading assignment and reading guide II

  • 4.2 JFK

  • 4.3 The Rise of Beatlemania

  • 4.4 Video

  • 4.5 Photos

  • 4.6 Introduction to With The Beatles

  • 4.7 Video

  • 4.8 How To Write a Good Thesis Sentence

  • Discussion Board assessments

  • Journal Assignment

  • Draft of Thesis Sentence

  • Week Five:

  • 5.1 Reading assignment and reading guide III

  • 5.2 Introduction to Counterculture

  • 5.3 Introduction to A Hard Day’s Night

  • 5.4 Video

  • 5.5 How To Write a Good Introductory Paragraph

  • 5.6 Abbey Road Studios

  • Discussion Board assessments

  • Journal Assignment

  • Draft of Introductory Paragraph

  • Week Six:

  • 6.1 Reading assignment and reading guide IV

  • 6.2 Introduction to Counterculture: Hippies

  • 6.3 Video

  • 6.4 Introduction to Beatles For Sale

  • 6.5 Video

  • 6.5 Review: Body Paragraphs

  • Discussion Board assessments

  • Journal Assignment

  • Draft of Body Paragraph(s)

  • Week Seven:

  • 7.1 Reading assignment and reading guide V

  • 7.2 Introduction to Counterculture: Drug Culture

  • 7.3 Video

  • 7.4 Video

  • 7.5 The Beatles’ Touring Years

  • 7.6 Introduction to Help!

  • 7.7 Video

  • 7.8 How To Write a Good Conclusion Paragraph

  • Discussion Board assessments

  • Journal Assignment

  • Draft of Conclusion Paragraph

  • Week Eight:

  • 8.1 Introduction to Jonathan Livingston Seagull

  • 8.2 Reading Schedule

  • 8.3 Introduction to Rubber Soul

  • 8.4 Video

  • 8.5 The Vietnam War

  • 8.6 Video

  • 8.7 Introduction to Counterculture: Anti-War Movement

  • Discussion Board assessments

  • Journal Assignment

  • Essay

  • Introduction to Research Project

  • Week Nine:

  • 9.1 Reading assignment and reading guide I

  • 9.2 The Beatles Becoming Individuals

  • 9.3 Introduction to Revolver

  • 9.4 Paul McCartney today

  • Discussion Board assessments

  • Journal Assignment

  • Draft of three slides

  • Week Ten:

  • 10.1 Reading assignment and reading guide II

  • 10.2 Video

  • 10.3 Apple Corps

  • 10.4 Video

  • 10.5 Citation Guide

  • Discussion Board assessments

  • Journal Assignment

  • Draft of three slides

  • Week Eleven:

  • 11.1 Introduction to Counterculture: Protests

  • 11.2 Video

  • 11.3 Video

  • 11.4 Video

  • 11.5 The Beatles in India

  • 11.6 Introduction to Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 

  • 11.7 Sgt. Pepper’s

  • Discussion Board assessments

  • Journal Assignment

  • Rough Draft of project

  • Week Twelve:

  • 12.1 Reading Schedule for Alice In Wonderland 

  • 12.2 Introduction to Alice In Wonderland 

  • 12.3 RFK and MLK, Jr.

  • 12.4 Video 

  • 12.5 Video 10

  • 12.6 Introduction to Magical Mystery Tour 

  • 12.7 Video 10

  • Discussion Board assessments

  • Journal Assignment

  • Introduction to Alice In Wonderland essay

  • Research Project

  • Week Thirteen:

  • 13.1 Reading assignment and reading guide I

  • 13.2 Introduction to Counterculture: Equality

  • 13.3 Video

  • 13.4 Video

  • 13.5 Video

  • 13.6 Introduction to The White Album

  • 13.7 Video

  • Discussion Board assessments

  • Journal Assignment

  • Introduction to Alice In Wonderland essay

  • Week Fourteen:

  • 14.1 Reading assignment and reading guide II

  • 14.2 Introduction to Woodstock

  • 14.3 Video

  • 14.4 Video

  • 14.5 Introduction to Yellow Submarine

  • 14.6 Video

  • Discussion Board assessments

  • Journal Assignment

  • Draft of Thesis Sentence

  • Week Fifteen:

  • 15.1 Reading assignment and reading guide III

  • 15.2 The Moon Landing

  • 15.3 Video

  • 15.4 Introduction to Get Back/Let It Be

  • 15.5 Video

  • 15.6 Lewis Carroll

  • Discussion Board assessments

  • Journal Assignment

  • Draft of Body and Conclusion Paragraph

  • Week Sixteen:

  • 16.1 The Dream Is Over

  • 16.2 Introduction to Abbey Road

  • 16.3 More Beatle Photos

  • Discussion Board assessments

  • Journal Assignment



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