Culture and Humanistic Tradition

Topics: Culture, Ancient Rome, Middle Ages Pages: 20 (3144 words) Published: October 27, 2012
|[pic] |Course Syllabus | | |College of Humanities | | |HUM/100 Version 3 | | |Introduction to Humanities: The Ancient World | | |to Medieval Times |

Course Start Date: Wednesday, 10/24/2012
Course End Date: Wednesday, 11/21/2012
Campus/Learning Center: Main / Pasadena, room 109

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Instructor Contact Information
Marilyn Ebler (University of Phoenix) (Personal)
505-362-3025 (MST)

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to the arts through their expression in dominant themes of Western culture. Concepts of nature and the individual in society are examined in the artistic works from the ancient world to medieval times. The course provides a framework for understanding and evaluating contemporary artistic endeavors.


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Course Materials

Fiero, G. K. (2011). The humanistic tradition, Book 1: The first civilizations and the classical legacy (6th. Ed). New York, NY: McGraw Hill.

Fiero, G. K. (2011). The humanistic tradition, Book 2: Medieval Europe and the world beyond (6th. Ed). New York, NY: McGraw Hill.

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|Week One: Defining the Humanities | | |Details |Due |Points | |Objectives |Differentiate between the humanities and various other modes of human inquiry and expression.|10/24/12 | | | |Identify examples of art, music, architecture, philosophy, and literature that reflect | | | | |developments in politics, socioeconomic status, and technology for a given time period. | | | |Reading |Read The preface of The Humanistic Tradition Book 1: The First Civilizations and the |10/24/12 | | | |Classical Legacy. | | | | |Read The introduction of The Humanistic Tradition Book 1: The First Civilizations and the | | | | |Classical Legacy. | | | |...
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