On this page

Library Course Assessment for
Humanities 103 & 301
May 28, 2004

HUM 103

This is the Library’s assessment for HUM 103 The Invention of the Book: Alphabets, Papyrus, Parchment, and Print.

Monographs

The course outline included 35 books, all of which are held in the SFU collection. The SFU Library's book collection was further assessed using Library of Congress subject headings for the topics covered by this course. Related subject headings and SFU holdings are listed below.

Alphabet 35
Bibliography, critical 4
Book industries and trade 39
Books and reading – History 11
Books – History 25
Illumination of books and manuscripts 12
Learning and scholarship – History 16
Literacy – History 6
Manuscripts 13
Manuscripts, Medieval 9
Printing – History 57
Transmission of texts 66
Writing – History 55

The course will also make use of materials in the Library’s Special Collections and Rare Books area.

The Library is collecting selectively in this subject area. The Library has adequate monograph holdings to support this course.

Serials

The Library provides access to the following serials which will be useful for students in this course.

Bibliographica
Book collector
Book history
Eighteenth-century life
Eighteenth-century studies
Journal of Medieval and Early Modern studies
Language and communication
Libraries & culture
Matrix: a review for printers and bibliophiles
Scholarly publishing
Social science history
Technology and culture

The Library has adequate serial holdings to support this course.

Bibliographic Tools

The Humanities and Social Sciences Index, Historical Abstracts, MLA Bibliography, Project Muse search, all provided by current Library licenses, will be useful for locating resources for this course.

Costs: There are no new Library costs associated with this course.

HUM 301

This is the Library’s assessment for HUM 301 Ancient Studies. A sample course outline was provided, focusing on Greek Law. This assessment is based on that course content. If the department plans to offer the course at a later date with a different focus, the instructor is advised to contact the Library to discuss collection requirements.

Monographs

Students will be required to use primary materials for use in assignments. Relevant texts by the following ancient authors are held in the Library collection, and several are now also available online via links in the Library’s catalogue:

Apollodours
Aristophanes
Demosthenes
Isaeus
Isocrates
Lysias
Plato

For secondary material, the Library's book collection was assessed using Library of Congress subject headings for the topics covered by this course. Related subject headings and SFU holdings are listed below.

Courts, Greece 3
Criminal procedure, Greece 1
Law , Greece 9
Law, Greek 36
Prosecution, Greece 1
Trials, Greece 1

Although the Library is now collecting selectively in this area, SFU lacks a core collection on this subject and additional material should be acquired. The Library will cover the cost of building this collection with existing resources.

Serials

The following serials held at the SFU Library will provide useful material for students in this course.

Arethusa
American journal of philology
Classical quarterly
Classical philology
Classical review
Dike: rivista di storia del diritto greco ed ellenistico
Greece & Rome
Journal of Hellenic studies
Mnemosyne
Phoenix
Philosophy and rhetoric
Transactions of the American Philological Association

The Library has adequate serial holdings to support this course.

Bibliographic Tools

The Humanities and Social Sciences Index, Historical Abstracts, and Project Muse search, all provided by current Library licenses, will be useful for locating resources for this course.

Costs: There are no new Library costs associated with this course.

Note:  The materials required for this course are located in the WAC Bennett Library on the Burnaby campus.  This assessment is based on the assumption that the course will be offered at SFU’s Burnaby campus.  If the course were to be offered at SFU Surrey or Harbour Center, or as an off-campus course, additional Library costs would be incurred.

Owned by: Patty Gallilee
Last revised: 2016-05-31