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IHUM 201

Western Humanities 1: Antiquity to Renaissance

Comparative Arts and Letters College of Humanities

Course Description

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.

When taught

Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer.

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Note

Additional seats for specific sections may be available to Freshman Mentoring participants through envelopes. Also offered by BYU Independent Study; enroll anytime throughout year; one year to complete; additional tuition required; register at is.byu.edu.

Learning Outcome

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

Learning Outcome

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.

Learning Outcome

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

Learning Outcome

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

Learning Outcome

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.