Course Content and Outcome Guide for HUM 100
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- HUM 100
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- Intro to Humanities
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Course DescriptionIntroduces students to college-level study in the humanities; promotes a sense of humanity through such topics as literature, theatre, art, music, architecture, philosophy, and religion by critically thinking about moral values, myths, aesthetics, and liberty; all of this within historical frameworks. It is designed to reawaken our sense of wonder and curiosity about the meaning of life. It shows how the various arts and sciences intersect, influence and are influenced by cultural and historical circumstances. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
This humanities course provide an opportunity to explore possible answers to enduring life questions. Compassion, tolerance and a greater understanding of what it means to be human are goals that make this course relevant to the "good life." Your ability to think critically and synthesize knowledge will be exercised regularly through readings, writings and class discussions. An essential question for this course is: What does it mean to be human? The course also provides practice in reading and writing skills. Finally, a key purpose of humanities is to increase students' ability to appreciate people’s compassion for both the natural and created worlds
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion students should be able to:
· Use critical thinking to evaluate culturally based assumptions behind art, architecture, literature, music, religion, philosophy, and drama.
· Identify culturally-grounded practices, values and beliefs and explain how they influenced people’s actions in the past and the extent of
their impact today.
· Articulate an understanding of the humanities; that it involves an analysis of what motivates humans to create, and how their creations
reflect their values and world views.
· Communicate effectively about the defining moments of cultures and civilizations
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Analyze primary and secondary sources of information