HUMN113 Humanities III

Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Humanities

I. Course Number and Title
HUMN113 Humanities III
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
V. Other Pertinent Information
This course meets the General Education requirements for Arts/Humanities and Diversity.
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course is a historical survey of the art, literature, music, philosophy, science, technology, and religion of the Western world in a global context from the Late Renaissance to the Modern Era (1550-1880s C.E.). Students explore the major themes and ideas of the Western cultural and intellectual tradition in a global context.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. demonstrate an understanding of the significant artistic, historical, literary, philosophical, technological, scientific, and religious developments and key figures from the Late Renaissance to the Early Modern era;
    2. demonstrate an understanding of the differences, similarities, and the cultural interchange between Eastern and Western absolutist regimes, as seen through their creative/intellectual culture and social structure [Diversity];
    3. identify the major artistic, historical, literary, philosophical, technological, scientific, and religious contributions of the Age of Reason and Enlightenment [Arts/Humanities]; and
    4. demonstrate an understanding the effects of European exploration and empire on Africa, China, and other nations.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    1600 - 1799 C.E.

    • Reformation and Counter-Reformation
    • Baroque creative culture and religious thought
    • Absolutism: Middle Eastern, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, and French
    • Humanism and the rise of individualism
    • Scientific Revolution and the age of invention
    • The Enlightenment
    • Revolt against Reason: Rococo creative culture
    • Neoclassicism and creative culture and thought
    • American and French Revolution, and cultural response
    • Bourgeoisie and commercial culture
    • Atlantic slave trade and International Economy

    1800 - 1880s C.E.

    • Early industrialism and nineteenth century social and political thought
    • Romanticism: East and West in creative culture
    • The Age of Nationalism, European empire and China, Africa, and the Islamic World
    • Urbanization and Realism in creative culture
    • Race and gender in the early modern era
    • Early Modernism in creative culture

  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    Course learning goals are assessed with exams, essays, written assignments, multi-media projects, and/or participation in classroom/online discussions.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    See course syllabus.

Review/Approval Date - Unavailable; Core Objectives/Goals added 4/04; Revised 9/2012; New Core 8/2015