HUMN113 Humanities III

Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Humanities

I. Course Number and Title
HUMN113 Humanities III
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2250
IV. Prerequisites
None
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
Students participate in one or more cultural events, museum lecture/tours or other activities announced by the instructor during the semester. These activities vary and are integrated into this course to introduce students to the artistic, historical, and philosophical foundations of the various cultures studied in Humanities III.
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course is a historical survey of the art, literature, music, philosophy, science, technology, and religion of the Western World from the Late Renaissance to the Modern Era (1550-1880 C.E.). Students explore the major themes and ideas at the heart of the Western cultural tradition.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. Students will:
      1. demonstrate an understanding of the significant artistic, historical, literary, philosophical, technological, scientific, and religious developments and key figures of the Late Renaissance and Modern Periods;
      2. identify the major artistic, historical, literary, philosophical, technological, scientific, and religious contributions of the Age of Reason and Enlightenment; and
      3. identify the major artistic, historical, literary, philosophical, technological, scientific, and religious contributions of the Modern Period.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. Category I:
      Cultural Perspectives
      Students will be able to:
      1. demonstrate knowledge and awareness of some components of our society's cultural heritage such as artistic, historical, linguistic, literary, and philosophical foundations.
      2. compare, contrast, analyze and/or defend differing world views and practices.
      3. demonstrate the ability to think independently by reading critically, thinking analytically, and communicating effectively in oral and/or written formats within the context of studying diversity in our culture.

      Category III:
      Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
      Students will be able to:
      1. understand and express the meaning and significance of a variety of communications (Interpretation).
      1. integrate and/or combine knowledge from multiple sources to create new knowledge (Synthesis).
      1. communicate and justify clearly the results of their reasoning (presenting Arguments Skills).

      Category III:
      International, Gender, and/or Minority Perspectives
      Students will be able to:
      1. articulate similarities and differences in the various cultures of the world and demonstrate familiarity with the skills necessary to make informed judgments.

      Category III:
      Responsible Citizenship
      Students will be able to:
      1. demonstrate an understanding of major ethical concerns.

      Category III:
      Information Literacy
      Students will be able to:
      1. determine the nature and extent of the information needed.
      2. determine the technologies and information formats appropriate for the information identified.
      3. access needed information effectively and efficiently.
      4. evaluate information and its sources critically and incorporate selected information into their knowledge base and value system.
      5. develop an understanding of many of the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information and access and use information legally and ethically.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. 1600 - 1799 C.E.
      • -Humanism and the Rise of the Individual
      • -scientific developments / Age of Invention / Adventure and Discovery
      • -religion and culture
      • -Age of Reason / The Enlightenment
      • -Revolution: political, philosophical, and issues of social class
      • -Neoclassicism in the arts, literature, music, and architecture
      • -revolution, reaction, and cultural response
      • -Bourgeois and commercial culture
      • -Age of Curiosity
    2. 1800 - 1880 C.E.
      • -Romanticism and the Human Spirit
      • -early industrialism and the changing world under new technologies
      • -exploration, empire building, and the Age of Nationalism
      • -urbanization and social changes reflected in art and literature
      • -philosophy, religion, and science
      • -Neoclassicism and Romanticism in the Arts, Literature, Music, and Architecture
      • -new governments, society, and expressions of change
      • -rulers, nations, war, and art used as propaganda
      • -social revolutions and the arts
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. Student assessment consists of in-class exams, electronically administered exams, essays, written assignments, multi-media projects, and/or participation in classroom/online discussions.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. Student assessment of Category I: Cultural Perspectives, Category III: Critical Thinking/Problem Solving, Category III: International, Gender, and/or Minority Perspectives, Category III: Responsible Citizenship, and Category III: Information Literacy consists of in-class exams, electronically administered exams, essays, written assignments, multi-media projects, and/or participation in classroom/online discussions.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    See course format.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Section VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.

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