Intro To The Humanities I-the Ancient World To Medieval Time –

hum100

(3 credits)

This course provides an introduction to the arts through their expression in dominant themes of Western culture. Concepts of nature and the individual in society are examined in the artistic works from the ancient world to medieval times. The course provides a framework for understanding and evaluating contemporary artistic endeavors.
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.

Defining the Humanities

  • Differentiate between the "humanities" and various other modes of human inquiry and expression.
  • Identify examples of art, music, architecture, philosophy, and literature that reflect developments in politics, socioeconomic status, and technology for a given time period.

Ancient Civilizations

  • Identify key examples from the humanities that reflect developments in world events and cultural patterns within the early Greek and Roman civilizations.
  • Identify key examples from the humanities that reflect developments in world events and cultural patterns in ancient civilizations.

Judaism and Early Christianity

  • Identify key examples from the humanities that reflect developments in world events and cultural patterns within Judaism and early Christianity.
  • Explore how Judaism and Christianity reflect humanity's concepts of nature and the role of the individual in relationship to the world and deity.

Byzantium and Islam

  • Identify key examples from the humanities that reflect developments in world events and cultural patterns in the Byzantium and Islamic traditions.

The Early, High, and Late Middle Ages

  • Identify key examples from the humanities that reflect developments in world events and cultural patterns in the Early, High, and Late Middle Ages.

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