May 11, 2021
HUM 236 - American Arts and Ideas
Description: Cultural history of the United States from the Eighteenth Century to the present. Scholarly examination of the literature, philosophy, music, visual arts, and architecture.
Prerequisites: ENG 101 or ENG 103 . Reading Proficiency.
- he creation of a national identity
- Regionalism in United States cultural history
- Great awakenings and religious movements
- Social and political reform movements
- Issues of gender, race and class in the United States
- The influence of the environment and the economy on the culture of the United States
- Theories, methods and scholarly writing in cultural history
- Identify and classify ideas and artifacts within their respective historical and regional contexts. (5-7)
- Identify, analyze, and evaluate the diverse influences on the ideas and artifacts created in the United States from the Eighteenth Century to the present. (1-6)
- Identify, analyze and synthesize the relationship between historical events and cultural response. (6)
- Employ relevant terminology in oral and/or written arguments. (1-7)
- Identify, analyze, and evaluate major contributors and their contributions to the cultural history of the United States. (7)
- Demonstrate thoughtful and precise writing skills by completing at least 2500 words of monitored writing.