2020-2021 Catalog 
    Dec 07, 2023  
2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

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.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. Renaissance as threshold to Modern World
  2. Religious and philosophical reformations and revolutions
  3. Western aesthetic traditions in art and literature
  4. The influence of regionalism and nationalism on Western culture
  5. The influence of the environment and the economy on Western culture
  6. Issues of gender, race and class in the Western Civilization
  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. (1-3) 
  2. 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) 
  3. Identify, analyze and synthesize 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 Western World. (7) 

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