Western Humanities 2: Renaissance to the Present

Western Humanities 2: Renaissance to the Present
Western civilization from Renaissance to present 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
202
 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 1515 AD/CE to the modern period.

Figures and Movements

Demonstrate factual knowledge of major Western European figures and movements in philosophy, science, literature, art, architecture, and music from approximately 1515 AD/CE to the modern period.

Ideologies vs. Artifacts

Explain the connections between dominant Western ideologies and cultural artifacts produced from approximately 1515 AD/CE to the modern period

Analysis

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

Writing

Construct cogent, lucid, and persuasive arguments in essays and short papers combining formal analysis of cultural artifacts with critical evaluation of the Western ideologies that helped produce them

Communication Skills

Construct cogent, lucid, and persuasive arguments in essays and short papers combining formal analysis of cultural artifacts with critical evaluation of the Western ideologies that helped produce them.