Dr. Lisa K. Perdigao

School of Arts and Communication

626 Crawford

phone: 321-674-8370

email: lperdiga@fit.edu



Fall 2014 Courses


HUM 2051: Civilization I

Syllabus (Norton 9th edition)

Syllabus (Norton 8th edition)

Day 1—Civilization and Its Discontents

Day 2—Hebrew Bible

Day 3—Hebrew Bible

Day 4—Iliad

Day 5—Iliad

Day 6—Odyssey  
Day 7—Odyssey

Day 8—Odyssey

Day 9—Agamemnon  

Day 10—Agamemnon

Day 11—Back to the Polis

Day 12—Lysistrata

Day 13—Plato

Day 14—Hellenistic Age

Day 15—Establishing the Republic

Day 16—The Aeneid

Day 17—The Aeneid

Day 18—The Aeneid

Day 19—Christianity

Day 20—Beowulf

Day 21—Beowulf

Day 22—Inferno

Day 23—Inferno

Day 24—Inferno

Response 1

Response 2

Response 3

Sample Response

Presentation Schedule

MLA Format

Plato, The Apology of Socrates

Plato, from The Republic

Virgil, Aeneid, Book VI

Midterm Exam Review

Midterm Review

Midterm Extra Credit

Final Essay

Final Exam Review

Works Cited

MLA Format


HUM 3280: Narrative Film


Day 1—Film and Historiography

Day 2—Early Cinema

Day 3—Man vs. the Machine

Day 4—The Man and the Myth

Day 5—Isolationism to Activism

Day 6—Dream-making

Day 7—Filming Space and Time

Day 8—The Evolution of Sound

Day 9—Hitchcock Presents

Day 10—Westerns and Crime Films

Day 11—From Me to X

Day 12—American Beauty, the American Dream, and the Real

Day 13—Memory and Identity

Day 14—Crashing, Breaking, and Rebuilding

Day 15—A Return to Old Hollywood

Response 1—Sherlock Jr.

Response 2—Modern Times

Response 3—Citizen Kane

Response 4—Casablanca

Response 5—The Maltese Falcon

Response 6—Singin’ in the Rain

Response 7—Rear Window

Response 8—The Searchers

Response 9—The Godfather

Response 10—Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Response 11—American Beauty

Response 12—Memento

Response 13—Crash

Response 14—The Artist

Midterm Exam

Final Exam Review


Summer 2014 Course


HUM 2085: Film and Television Adaptation


Day 1—“you can’t change what you are”: Adaptation in The

Vampire Diaries

Day 2—From Everyday to Extraordinary: The Diary in Teen


Day 3—“To Thrive in  a New Form”: Adapting The Hunger

Games Trilogy

Day 4—Transforming “into something new”: Catching Fire on the

Big Screen
Day 5—the perks of being an outsider

Day 6—“Those images were the world”: Adapting The Book Thief

Day 7—How to Train Your Tiger: Adaptation and Survival in Life

of Pi

Day 8—Neverending Stories?: From Fairy Tales to Modern


Response 1

Response 2

Response 3

Response 4

MLA Format

Final Exam Review

Spring 2014 Courses


HUM 2052: Civilization II


Day 1—Renaissance

Day 2—Machiavelli

Day 3—Montaigne

Day 4—Don Quixote

Day 5—Don Quixote

Day 6—The Modern State

Day 7—Enlightenment

Day 8—Candide
Day 9—The Woman Question

Day 10—Revolutionary Times

Day 11—Frankenstein and Romanticism

Day 12—Frankenstein

Day 13—Revolutionary Ideologies

Day 14—Darwin, Marx & Engels

Day 15—Dostoevsky

Day 16—Modernization, Modernity, and Modernisms
Day 17—Heart of Darkness

Day 18—Freud, Valery, Spengler

Day 19—Six Characters in Search of an Author

Day 20—The Twentieth Century

Day 21—Slaughterhouse-Five

Day 22—Slaughterhouse-Five

Day 23—Escher and Borges

Day 24—Postmodernisms

Response 1

Response 2

Response 3

Response 4

Midterm Exam Review

Midterm Extra Credit

Final Essay

Final Exam Review


HUM 3085: Television and Popular Culture


Day 1—Pleasantville

Day 2—To the Moon

Day 3—The Cosby Show

Day 4—Making and Unmaking Meaning: Modern Family

Day 5—Television Narrative

Day 6—Identity Politics and TV

Day 7—Mainstream and Margin: The Glee Project

Day 8—Dungeons, Dragons, and Cinematography

Day 9—Forensic Television: The Case of CSI

Day 10—Crashing: The X-Files and Roswell

Day 11—Welcome to the Hellmouth: Postmodernism and Buffy

Day 12—I’ll Never Forget: The Tie that Binds Buffy and Angel

Day 13—Everything. Everyone. Everywhere. Ends.: Six Feet Under

Day 14—Turtles All the Way Down: Awake

Day 15—All Magic Comes with a Price: Once Upon a Time

Day 16: A Shiny New World: The Firefly/Serenityverse

Response 1: Pleasantville

Response 2: Sitcoms

Response 3: Modern Family and Community
Response 4: Gender and Evolving Forms

Response 5: Community, CSI, and The X-Files

Response 6: Roswell and Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Response 7: Angel and Six Feet Under
Response 8: Awake and Once Upon a Time

Response 9: Choose Your Own Adventure

Episode List

Midterm Exam

Final Exam Review

Spring 2013 Course


HUM 2213: British and American Literature II


Day 1—World War I and the Literary Imagination

Day 2—Larking and Plunging: Mrs. Dalloway

Day 3—Yeats and the Gyre

Day 4—Disturbing the Universe: Eliot

Day 5—Notes on Drowning: Eliot and Auden

Day 6—On the Edge of the Waste Land: The Great Gatsby

Day 7—Love, Loss, Nostalgia, and Regret: American Modernists

Day 8—Return of the Repressed: Beloved

Day 9—Out of the Ash: Sylvia Plath

Day 10—Beyond All Myths: The Hours

Day 11—Emerging from the Wreck: Adrienne Rich

Day 12—Everything now is measured by after: Netherland

Day 13—Measuring Time: The Sense of an Ending

Day 14—Reconceiving Identity: Never Let Me Go

Day 15—Sensing Endings and Letting Go

Ernest Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants”

Sylvia Plath’s “Tulips”

Reading schedule—Mrs. Dalloway

Reading schedule—The Great Gatsby

Reading schedule—Quicksand

Reading schedule—The Hours

Reading schedule—Netherland

Reading schedule—The Sense of an Ending

Reading Schedule—Never Let Me Go

Presentation Schedule

Response 1

Response 2

Response 3

Response 4

Midterm Exam Review

Final Exam Review