Western Humanities 1: Antiquity to Renaissance

Western Humanities 1: Antiquity to Renaissance
Western civilization from Greek antiquity to Renaissance from perspective of traditional humanistic values reflected in its arts and ideas. Examines fundamental questions about human experience, formative events in history, and value of important literary and artistic texts.
IHUM
201
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesNone
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring, Summer
 OfferedHonors also.
Course Outcomes

Historical Events

Demonstrate factual knowledge of major Western European historical events from approximately 1200 BCE to the late Renaissance.

Figures and Movements

Demonstrate factual knowledge of major Western European figures and movements in philosophy, science, literature, art, architecture, and music from approximately 1200 BCE to the late Renaissance.

Ideology vs. Artifacts

Explain the connections between dominant Western ideologies and cultural artifacts produced from approximately 1200 BCE to the late Renaissance.

Analysis

Analyze the basic components of a literary work, a painting, or a building through the correct use of appropriate terminology and evaluative models

Communication Skills

Improve communication skills through short writing assignments that require higher order thinking skills to connect cultural values discussed in class with daily experiences and evaluate their relevance to modern life.