Feb 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog
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GH 151GH - Introduction to Western Humanities (Antiquity)

Credit(s): 4

This course offers an interdisciplinary survey of human creative achievements from Prehistory through the Late Middle Ages. By examining major works of art, architecture, music, literature and philosophy, students will gain an awareness of human productivity and the historical contexts that provided its inspiration, as well as an enhanced appreciation of the rich cultural heritage that informs our own contemporary identity. (Fall Semester)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Discuss the cultural roots of Western civilization from antiquity to the Renaissance.
  • Connect diverse literary, artistic, musical, architectural, philosophical and religious masterworks, and consider how they influence Western civilization.
  • Ask relevant questions about and write cogently about literary and philosophical texts.
  • Identify specific creative works which mark the major intellectual, social, spiritual and economic values of our cultural evolution.
  • Comprehend and appreciate the rich cultural heritage that informs our own present-day identity.

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