Ms. Suzanne Akard
Adjunct - Humanities & Music
Arts, Humanities & Communications
SEE “Courses I Teach” below for class descriptions and requirements.
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). Please see this page for information and to make a reservation to pick up a book. https://libanswers.mjc.edu/faq/292639?m=p
My textbooks are Adventures in the Human Spirit (Humanities 101) and Understanding Global Cultures (Humanities 110).
Please note that textbooks for an upcoming semester may not be available until close to the beginning of the semester. Also, if 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.
For HUMANITIES 110 - East Meets West:
Martin J, Gannon and Rajnandini Pillai, Understanding Global Cultures: 4th, 5th, or 6th edition.
Information about events for Humanities 101 Event Report assignment: If public events are not currently allowed, or students are not able to attend a public event, there will be a variety of online “events” from which to choose, including recordings of live performances, links to virtual events, and online museum or art gallery tours.
Courses I Teach
- 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).
- East Meets West,
In this course students will compare the creative expressions of people from Eastern cultures to those in Western cultures. Course activities include textbook readings, online readings, and online videos. Assignments include discussion postings, quizzes, exams, and a research paper.