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2021-2022 College Catalog 
2021-2022 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HUM 253 - Western Humanities III

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Introduction to the culture of the modern western world from AD 1600 to the present. Includes general history of ideas, art, architecture, religion, philosophy, drama, music and literature from Enlightenment, Baroque, Romantic, Pre-Modern, and Contemporary periods. Also includes readings such as Voltaire, Rousseau, Goethe, Romantic, pre-modern and contemporary literature, poetry, and drama.

Prerequisite(s): With a C or better: WRT 101 , WRT 101HC WRT 101S , or WRT 101SE .
Gen-Ed: Meets AGEC - HUM and I, C, G; Meets CTE - A&H or SBS and C, G.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify major works of art and literature from AD 1600 to the present.
  2. Explain recurrent themes in the cultural development of the periods
  3. Discuss the inter-relationships among art, literature, and culture.
  4. Express the identities of major works, recurrent themes, and inter-relationships in essay format.

  1. Intensive Writing and Critical Inquiry
    1. Producing written discourse in more than one assignment through papers, reports, quizzes, tests, etc., which includes a minimum word standard of 3000 words.
    2. Written assignments emphasize critical inquiry which includes the gathering, interpreting, and evaluating of evidence.
    3. Includes a formal out of class paper of at least 1,500 words which requires critical inquiry and where the writer develops and supports a main idea.  
    4. Explicit writing instruction with timely feedback to help students improve their writing and critical inquiry skills is part of the course’s content.
    5. The evaluation of written assignments must include the overall quality of written work and critical inquiry, as measured by a rubric
    6. At least 50% of the student’s grade must be based on the written work and critical inquiry assignments.
  2. Enlightenment-Baroque Period
    1. Voltaire
    2. Rousseau
    3. Art, music, and other works
  3. Romantic Period
    1. Poetry
    2. Literature
    3. Art, music, and other works
  4. Pre-Modern Period
    1. Literature
    2. Political and scientific writings
    3. Drama
    4. Art, music, and other works
  5. Contemporary Period
    1. Literature
    2. Poetry
    3. Drama
    4. Art, music, and other works

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2021-2022

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