HUMA1301: INTRODUCTION TO HUMANITIES
An interdisciplinary, multi-perspective assessment of cultural, political, philosophical, and aesthetic factors critical to the formulation of values and the historical development of the individual and of society.
Students will 1) Demonstrate knowledge of the interrelationship between various humanities disciplines, 2) Analyze a variety of primary works in humanities in terms of how they contribute to the understanding of the human experience, 3) Describe and interpret various cultures and relate them to the student’s own culture, 4) Communicate how studying the humanities helps us to understand human thought, creativity, and aesthetics in a global and historical context, 5) Demonstrate clear and effective speaking and writing abilities, and 6) Develop his/her own perspective and support his/her own logical arguments regarding humanities-related issues.
Fiero, Gloria K. The Humanistic Tradition: The First Civilizations and the Classical Legacy. 6th edition. McGraw Hill: New York. 2011.
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