HUM 102

The World of Ideas: Modern

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 Renaissance of 1400 C.E. to the present. Illustrated lecture/discussions survey painting, sculpture, music, architecture, literature, philosophy, and science, 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.