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HUM1101 – Introduction to the Humanities pdf

Credits: 3 (3/0/0)
Description: Meets MnTC Goal Areas 2 and 6. This course serves as a general introduction to the role that humanities such as the arts, literature and philosophy play in shaping humanity's conception of itself and society. This course serves to expand the student's knowledge of the human condition and human cultures, especially the values expressed in works of human imagination and thought, giving special consideration to Europe, Asia and traditional Native African and American traditions.
Prerequisites: (None)
Corequisites: (None)
Competencies:
  1. Define the elements of human behavior that define a culture.
  2. Classify various cultures according to the component parts that express their most significant values.
  3. Distinguish among the human values most important to various places on our globe, particularly Western, Eastern and Native African and American communities.
  4. Synthesize elements of various world cultures into common component world values.
  5. Critique works of human expression as to their contribution to the development of thought in medieval Europe.
  6. Critique works of human expression as to their contribution to the development of thought during the Renaissance.
  7. Critique works of human expression as to their contribution to the development of thought during the premodern period with an emphasis on how the material expressions of European thought shaped contemporary Western ideas.
  8. Compare the development of human expression in the developing world with comparable Western works.
  9. Explore the unique contribution of primal thought in cultures such as those in Africa and the Americas to the collective global understanding of what it means to be human.
MnTC goal areas:
  • (2) Critical Thinking
  • (6) The Humanities and Fine Arts

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