Sep 22, 2019
HUM 101 - Exploring Cultures in the Ancient World
An interdisciplinary exploration from literature, history, philosophy, and the arts of selected major ancient civilizations in Asia, Africa, Europe, and/or the Americas from their beginnings through the 15th century. Course will be offered every year (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer). AH-Literature and Humanities (W).
Prerequisites: ENG 101 with a grade of C- or higher.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
- Demonstrate understanding of assigned readings of literary, dramatic, philosophical, and religious works produced in various ancient and medieval cultures.
- Synthesize past understandings of humanistic knowledge with current understandings, drawing connections between the ancient through medieval periods and the present.
- Analyze selected writings, paintings, drawings, sculptures, and music pieces produced in ancient and medieval cultures as means of interpreting human experience and defining “human” during this time span.
- Identify their own cultural presuppositions, including prejudices, within the larger perspective of various cultural norms within the ancient/medieval periods.
- Analyze the ways in which historical, linguistic, religious, philosophical, and artistic factors shape human cultures.
- Identify commonalities and differences across human cultures in the ancient/medieval world and in the present.
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