Individual Humanism - An Honors Colloquium
A required introduction to the Schoolcraft Scholars Honors Program, this colloquium studies the individual and the community through multiple disciplines. Topics of the colloquium may include, but are not limited to, the human condition; individual Renaissance and enlightenment; the role of individuals in a society of change, transition and revolution; the unanswered question; and taking an active role on the social stage. Additionally, students in this course collaborate, practice critical thinking and explore both community issues and community-based organizations.
(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)
- Acceptance to the Schoolcraft Scholars Honors Program.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Examine formal and aesthetic principles of art/music/literature of various cultures and civilizations.
- Interpret meanings of selected art, music, and literary masterworks.
- Investigate a variety of social assumptions encoded in community arts and organizations.
- Apply course principles in exploring, experiencing, and evaluating community services and organizations.
- Explore human values as they are found in works of art and music from various periods prior to the present.
- Explore contemporary human values as they are found in the various media of popular culture.
- Apply sets of values to contemporary events on a global and local level.
- Prepare oral and written reports, analyses or evaluations investigating a certain value found in the humanities.
- Express opinions and views effectively and responsibly in class discussions.
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