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Introduction to Humanities I: The Arts

Beauty, Truth, Nobility, Myths, Color, Devotion


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This course introduces the progression of artistic developments and ideas that gave rise to Western civilization.

In this course, you will explore:

Stages in western civilization beginning with the Paleolithic

The rich heritage of the ancient Mediterranean and its complex cultures

The rise of Christianity and the world of the Middle Ages

The rebirth of humanism and the age of the Renaissance and Discovery

The power of the monarchs and the exuberance of the Baroque

The rise of the industrial age and the social struggles of the 19th century

The tumultuous 20th century and its search for expression

Taking humanities online enables participants to expand their abilities to use new technology and learn to evaluate the wealth of resources available on the web. Sharing ideas and writing essays improves communication skills while the internet helps exploration and discovery.

This is a 3 credit hour course.



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