HUM 101

The World of Ideas: Ancient and Medieval

3 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 1, 1998 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course introduces students to important ideas, individuals, and works in the principal disciplines of the humanities from the dawn of Western civilization in the Middle East to the end of the European middle ages. Illustrated lecture/discussions survey major works of art, architecture, religion, literature, philosophy, and science from the past, including examples from non-Western cultures. Students will gain a basic understanding of how great works in each discipline represent and comment on human experience, how they are linked to their historical eras, how they respond to the past, and how they speak to the future.

Learning outcomes

General

  • Articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities.
  • Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.
  • Engage in the creative process or interpretive performance.
  • Respond critically to works in the arts and humanities.
  • Understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within a historical and social context.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

Goal 6: The Humanities and Fine Arts

  • Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.
  • Understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within a historical and social context.
  • Respond critically to works in the arts and humanities.
  • Engage in the creative process or interpretive performance.
  • Articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities.