Dec 07, 2023
HUM 242 - Humanities in the Western World II
Description: Cultural history of Western Civilization from Fifteenth to late Twentieth Century. Scholarly examination of the literature, philosophy, music, visual arts, and architecture.
Prerequisites: ENG 101 or ENG 103 . Reading Proficiency.
- Renaissance as threshold to Modern World
- Religious and philosophical reformations and revolutions
- Western aesthetic traditions in art and literature
- The influence of regionalism and nationalism on Western culture
- The influence of the environment and the economy on Western culture
- Issues of gender, race and class in the Western Civilization
- Theories, methods and scholarly writing in cultural history
- Identify and classify ideas and artifacts within their respective historical and regional contexts. (1-3)
- Identify, analyze, and evaluate the diverse influences on the ideas and artifacts created in the Western Civilizations from the Renaissance to the late Twentieth Century. (4-6)
- Identify, analyze and synthesize the relationship between historical events and cultural response. (1-7)
- 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 Modern Western World. (7)
- Demonstrate thoughtful and precise writing skills by completing at least 2500 words of monitored writing.