IHUM 202

Western Humanities 2: Renaissance to the Present

Comparative Arts and Letters College of Humanities

Course Description

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.

When Taught

All Semesters/Terms

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Title

Figures and Movements

Learning Outcome

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.

Title

Communication Skills

Learning Outcome

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.

Title

Analysis

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.

Title

Ideologies vs. Artifacts

Learning Outcome

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

Title

Historical Events

Learning Outcome

Demonstrate factual knowledge of major Western European historical events from approximately 1515 AD/CE to the modern period.

Title

Writing

Learning Outcome

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