Introduction to Humanities (HUMA 1301)


This course investigates connections between individual human lives and a broad range of cultures, aesthetics, philosophies and works of imagination and thought. It is an interdisciplinary, multi-perspective survey where students will focus on the connections between their own lives and the lives of others in different times and places. The purpose is to understand the historical development of the individual, society and the need to create. Through personal art experimentation as well as inquiry into selected literature, philosophy, and works of visual/performing arts, students will engage in critical thinking, form aesthetic judgments, and develop an appreciation of the arts and humanities. Students will respond to the works they study in a variety of ways including artworks, oral presentations, written assignments and journal responses.