PCC/ CCOG / HUM

Course Content and Outcome Guide for HUM 203

Course Number:
HUM 203
Course Title:
Humanities & Technology: Future Directions
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture Hours:
40
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Looks for ways in which technology can be applied in new, socially and ethically responsible forms. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Recommended: Courses should be taken sequentially. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

After successful completion of HUM 203 students will be able to:

  • Use critical thinking to analyze and evaluate how technology affects peoples, societies and nations and how it can be managed.
  • Understand and appreciate how people from diverse cultural backgrounds create and interact with modern technological developments and forecast future technology.
  • Demonstrate college-level communication skills by speaking, listening and writing clearly about current and future technology.

Outcome Assessment Strategies


The SAC expects that instructors will assess student learning throughout the term using a variety of methods. The SAC encourages instructors to consider the following in determining the achievement of course outcomes: 

  • Analyze primary and secondary sources of information
  • Individual or team oral dialogues
  • Investigative papers that analyze historical topics or issues
  • Assess how civilizations have changed over time
  • Participation in, and contribution to, all large and small group discussions and activities
  • Quizzes, exams, response papers, and exercises
  • Evaluate different interpretations of past events and develop their own
  • Associate past events to contemporary times

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

 

Themes

  • State formation: the rise and development of political entities
  • The role of women
  • Cultural continuity and change
  • Acculturation
  • Political and economic progress
  • Developments in literature, art and music
  • Conflict and cooperation
  • Religions and philosophies
  • Leadership

Concepts

  • Revolution
  • Religious pluralism (belief systems)
  • Self-understanding (world views)
  • The Diaspora
  • Pan Africanism
  • Leadership and statecraft
  • Colonialism and imperialism
  • Historical interpretation
  • Resistance

Issues

  • Domestic and commercial slavery
  • Ethnicity, gender and socio-economic class
  • Inter- and intra-ethnic cooperation and conflicts
  • Impact of Christianity and Islam
  • State-building and empire building
  • Cultural evolution
  • Colonialism and its impact
  • Negritude and other aspects of cultural pride
  • The symbiotic relationship between Europe and Africa

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS

  • Critical and creative thinking
  • Evaluate interpretations of historical events
  • Effective communication orally and in writing
  • Analyze the causal relationship between two or more historical events
  • Connect past and present events
  • Problem posing
  • Work collaboratively with others
  • Clearly articulate thoughts in discussions and other activities
  • Close reading of primary and secondary sources
  • Select what is important from a large body of material