|Course||Course Title||Credit Hours|
|HUM 232||The Humanities in Western Culture - Baroque to the Present||(3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.|
This course is an introduction to the Integrated Humanities. Culture has sometimes been defined as that which remains after the civilization has vanished. What is left behind amounts to much more than just artifacts; we are left with a legacy of the humanistic spirit. This course takes an in-depth look at culture, civilization, values and qualities inherent in Western art, architecture, music, literature and philosophy. The course is also a study in Western thought and its resultant social and political institutions. The second of a two-semester sequence, this course will cover the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods, as well as the major historical, philosophical and artistic "isms" of the modern and post-modern Western world.
(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)
Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Investigate the broad scope of Western culture and civilization from 1600 to the present.
- Examine the significance of Western cultural history by studying representative art, architecture, music and literary masterworks.
- Identify the major philosophical, social and political institutions through study of those masterworks.
- Determine the role that philosophy, politics and the arts and letters played in the development of Western history.
- Formulate a better understanding of his/her own life and culture by learning about and experiencing past cultures and value systems.
- Apply that newly found perspective to his/her humanistic life experience.
- Explore the resources in the various performing and fine arts.
- Develop an appreciation of the processes of criticism and evaluation.
- Express opinions and views effectively and responsibly in the class discussions.
Note: This course may not be offered every semester.
Please check the HUM section of the current course schedule for availability.