2021-2022 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Jun 08, 2023  
2021-2022 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

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

General Education Competency: Diversity

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)