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Humanities 101: Introduction to Humanities


35 hours (16 weeks).

Various; distance learning format.

December 2012 - April 2022.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: classify architecture throughout time including designs and styles from periods including Egyptian, Baroque, Rococo and Gothic Revival; analyze the relationship between religious beliefs and art in Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece; explain early Greek philosophers, the study of religion and philosophy and philosophy in the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Neoclassical period, Romantic period and the 20th Century; appraise the different time periods and techniques of British and American literature, including: Middle English, Neoclassical, Victorian and Romantic; demonstrate understanding of the effect of the Renaissance and Reformation in Europe on society, religion, and the arts; describe the roots of the enlightenment and identify the key thinkers during the movement; compare the baroque and the classical period in music and explain the difference between major composers during those times; examine art and identify distinguishing elements representative of various time periods and styles, including Greek, neoclassical and modern; and discover the contributions of contemporary architects and the impact of their structures in modern times.


Major topics include: literary time periods; birth of civilization and the Ancient World; poetry of the Ancient World; ancient art and architecture; Rome and Late Antiquity (250 AD - 550 AD); Roman art and architecture; Middle Ages and medieval society; literature of the Middle Ages; art and architecture of the Middle Ages; Renaissance and Reformation (1300-1650); literature of the Renaissance; art and architecture of the Renaissance and Reformation; The Enlightenment (1650-1800); literature of the Enlightenment; Baroque period in music; classical period in music; Modernism (1800-present); literature of the Victorian Era; Romantic period in literature; Romantic period in music; literary modernism; Modern drama; Modern Era music; and Modern art and architecture.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Humanities (12/16).