2021-2022 Preliminary Yavapai College Catalog 
    
    Apr 22, 2021  
2021-2022 Preliminary Yavapai College Catalog

HUM 242 - Humanities II


Description: Cultural history of global civilizations from the Fifteenth to the Twenty First century. Scholarly examination of the great literature, philosophy, music, visual arts, and architectural achievements of human society.

Prerequisites: Reading Proficiency

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Lab: 0

Course Content:
  1. The Age of Conquest and its impact on cultures around the world
  2. Religious and philosophical reformations, revolutions and renaissances
  3. The development and exchange of aesthetic traditions in art and literature between cultures in global trade and exploration after 1400
  4. The influence of the environment and the economy on global culture
  5. Issues of gender, race and class in human civilizations after 1400
  6. Theories, methods and scholarly writing in cultural history
  7. Contemporary global issues and problems

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Classify ideas and artifacts within their respective historical and regional contexts. (1-4)
  2. Evaluate the diverse influences on the ideas and artifacts created in the global civilizations from the Fifteenth to the Twenty First Century. (1-7)
  3. Evaluate the relationship between historical events and cultural response. (1-7)
  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 modern world. (6, 7)