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.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring, Summer
 OfferedHonors also.
 ProgramsContaining IHUM 202
Course Outcomes

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.


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

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.