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Through a study of Western artistic and intellectual expression, this course introduces the humanities, its disciplines, and its enduring themes. Students will survey humanities disciplines such as literature, art, music, theater, cinema, and so forth. They will learn about basic language of art, a number of important artworks and diverse genres in each discipline. Students will discuss several enduring themes in the humanities such as morality, happiness, life and death attitudes, and freedom. Assignments will enable students to appreciate and value the arts in historical, social, (multi)cultural, biographical, and aesthetic contexts, and to develop ability to critically respond, interpret, and evaluate the arts. The course will include on-going interactive online discussion, reading and writing, and local, self-guided field trips.
This course fully meets the General Education requirement in Humanities for 4 credits or in The Arts for 4 credits.
This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.
Other Areas: The Arts | Business, Management & Economics | Community & Human Services | Communications, Humanities & Cultural Studies | Educational Studies | Historical Studies | Human Development | Labor Studies | Nursing | Science, Math & Technology | Social Science
Meets General Education Requirement In: Humanities-Full;The Arts-Full
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Jan. Mar. May. Sep. Nov.
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