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HUM 203


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Credit Hours

(3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Section Start Dates


Section NoStart Date
120858May 5, 2014

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Art and Music in Western Civilization: Field Study - Italy


Course Description

This course is a humanistic study of the arts, culture and history in concentrated form through field study. Course includes art forms and functional styles of historical periods as they relate to universal principles. The course will include studies in Italian history, culture and geography. The course will conclude with a ten-day trip to Italy which will include visits to Venice, Ravenna, Florence, Assisi, Rome and other culturally and historically significant centers to facilitate a live, first-hand encounter with Italian arts and culture.

Prerequisites

(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Examine the broad scope of Italian history, culture, and peoples, and their influence on Western civilization.
  • Explain the greater contributions of Italy in the development of the European community and her role in the development of the Western world.
  • Explain the significant contributions to the Humanities made by Italian artists, architects, and composers.
  • Identify specific works by Italian artists, architects, and composers.
  • Compare the similarities and differences of particular aspects of Italian culture with American culture.
  • Investigate the role the arts played in the larger scope of Italy's cultural and historical development.
  • Explore a deeper awareness of his/her own life and culture by learning about and experiencing a completely different culture and life value system.
  • Apply that newly found perspective to his/her humanistic life experience.
  • Participate responsibly in all tour activities as an ambassador of Schoolcraft College.
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