2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Jul 12, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

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.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. he creation of a national identity
  2. Regionalism in United States cultural history
  3. Great awakenings and religious movements
  4. Social and political reform movements
  5. Issues of gender, race and class in the United States
  6. The influence of the environment and the economy on the culture of the United States
  7. Theories, methods and scholarly writing in cultural history

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify and classify ideas and artifacts within their respective historical and regional contexts. (5-7) 
  2. 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) 
  3. Identify, analyze and synthesize the relationship between historical events and cultural response. (6)
  4. Employ relevant terminology in oral and/or written arguments. (1-7) 
  5. Identify, analyze, and evaluate major contributors and their contributions to the cultural history of the United States. (7)

Required Assessment:
  1. Demonstrate thoughtful and precise writing skills by completing at least 2500 words of monitored writing.