2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Nov 29, 2023  
2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

HUM 241 - Humanities I

Description: Cultural history of global civilization from the Neolithic to the Fourteenth Century. Scholarly examination of the great literature, philosophy, music, visual arts, and architecture achievements of human societies.

Prerequisites: Reading Proficiency

General Education Competency: Diversity

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Lab: 0

Course Content:
  1. Neolithic revolutions and ancient civilizations
  2. The development of cities and civilizations
  3. The development of global religious and philosophical traditions before 1500
  4. Art, music and architecture of selected human societies before 1500
  5. Issues of gender, race and class in human civilization before 1500
  6. The influence of the environment and the economy on human culture 
  7. Theories, methods and scholarly writing in cultural history

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Classify ideas and artifacts within their respective historical and regional contexts. (1-4)
  2. Analyze the diverse influences on the ideas and artifacts created in global societies before 1500. (1-6)
  3. Evaluate the relationship between historical events and cultural response. (5-7)
  4. Use relevant terminology in oral and/or written arguments. (1-7)
  5. Analyze major contributors and their contributions to the cultural history of human cultures around the world. (7)