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Perspectives in the Humanities – HUM100 (SNHU)

Perspectives in the Humanities – HUM100 (SNHU)

Credits 1

Competencies

  • Cultures and Artifacts
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental aspects of human culture that inform personal assumptions, beliefs and values by examining how cultural artifacts reflect the culture it came from.
  • Human Expression
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of human expression by examining how the creation of artifacts provides an outlet for individual ideas and feelings as well as an expression of universal themes.
  • Major Developments in the Humanities
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of how the purpose and characteristics of an artifact can be impacted by the era it comes from by examining major developments in Humanities and how these developments impact the artifacts created at that time.
  • Role of the Humanities in Contemporary Culture
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of the value of humanities in contemporary culture by examining contemporary issues and the role the humanities play in helping to create social change.

Pre-Requisites

High School Sophomore

Status:

Open

Estimated Completion Time

1 segment/16-18 weeks

Overview

Art, literature, and philosophy tell lasting stories. Beyond the intended purpose of the artists and authors, or the shifting interpretations of the audiences, these creations tell us about cultural development, changes in worldview, and common themes that span centuries and continents. How have you come to understand the world? How do you express that understanding through the act of creating? This will investigate the purpose of art, literature, and philosophy across different periods, how its themes represent the cultures that produced it, and how that art still serves society today.

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Major Topics and Concepts

Segement 1:

  • Introduction to the Humanities
  • Fundamental of Human Culture
  • Major Developments in the Humanities
  • Value of the Humanities for Contemporary Issues

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