2020-2021 Catalog 
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2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

HUM 241 - Humanities in the Western World I

Description: Cultural history of Western Civilization from Ancient Civilizations to the Fourteenth Century. 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. Neolithic revolutions and ancient civilizations
  2. Classical Antiquity and Byzantium
  3. Religious and philosophical traditions
  4. Early Christian and Medieval Europe
  5. Western aesthetic: the Classical and Abstract Transcendental
  6. Issues of gender, race and class in the Western civilization
  7. The influence of the environment and the economy on Western culture
  8. Theories, methods and scholarly writing in cultural history

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify and classify ideas and artifacts within their respective historical and regional contexts. (1-4)
  2. Identify, analyze, and evaluate the diverse influences on the ideas and artifacts created in the Western Civilizations from the Neolithic to Fourteenth Century. (1-4) 
  3. Identify, analyze and synthesize the relationship between historical events and cultural response. (5-7) 
  4. Employ relevant terminology in oral and/or written arguments. (1-8) 
  5. Identify, analyze, and evaluate major contributors and their contributions to the cultural history of the Western World. (8)

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