This webpage is a compilation of work from my first year humanities course, exploring the topic of the course, revolution, and the academic discipline that was used to examine it.
The tabs at the top of the page represent three categories of work that I’d like to highlight from this year. The work in each category can be read in any order, but it’s worthwhile to understand how they’re all connected.
In the Definitions tab, I include definitions of revolution, the humanities, and the Humanities. This tab gives the reader an understanding of the scope of the course, and the final conclusions that I was able to reach on the core concepts of the course.
In the Hum 103/104 Major Assignments tab, I include a copy of my final paper for the course, a revised essay from a unit of the course, and an annotated source from an annotated bibliography. This tab gives the reader an understanding of the skills that the course itself has helped me to develop and how I’ve applied them to my work in the course.
In the Something New tab, I include a collage of images depicting near-revolutions, a review of a performance that I have seen that relates to both the humanities and revolution, and a prose piece reflecting on my experience of the course. This tab demonstrates how I’ve been able to apply the skills and learning that I’ve gained from this course to assignments with less direction and oversight.
These works culminate in a portfolio that captures both my own growth over the course of this course and the development of my understanding of revolution and the humanities over the course of my time in the Hum 103/104 class.