This course surveys the arts, literature, belief systems, and major events in the development of cultures around the globe from ancient times to the period of the European Renaissance.
Sayre, H. M. (2012). The Humanities: Culture, continuity and change, Volume 1. (2 ed.). (2011 Custom Edition). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.
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Barnstone, T., Ed. (2003). Literatures of Asia. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. Bottero, J. (1992). Mesopotamia: Writing, reasoning, and the gods. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Cohen, J. (2008). A history of western literature: From medieval epic to modern poetry. Piscataway, NJ: Aldine Transaction.
McKenzie, L. (2000). Non-western art: A brief guide. (2 ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. Plazy, G. (2001). The history of art in pictures: Western art from prehistory to the present. New York, NY: Sterling Publishing.
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
1. Explain how key social, cultural, and artistic contributions contribute to historical changes. 2. Explain the importance of situating a society’s cultural and artistic expressions within a historical context.
3. Examine the influences of intellectual, religious, political, and socio-economic forces on social, cultural, and artistic expressions.
4. Identify and describe key artistic styles in the visual arts of world cultures during the eras of antiquity to the Renaissance.
5. Identify and describe key literary works, styles, and writers from world cultures during the eras of antiquity to the Renaissance.
6. Identify and describe key musical styles from world cultures during the eras of antiquity to the Renaissance.
7. Identify major historical developments in world cultures during the eras of antiquity to the Renaissance.
8. Explore the presence of cultural parallels between the world’s cultures . 9....