Introduction to Humanities 

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The folder contains all the lectures, handouts, and slides used throughout all Valencia Humanities taught by Professor Perez.

Introduction to Humanities

Course Description:

Students learn how to examine historical and cultural literature, art, music, and lives that shaped societies throughout time. Students will take an exciting trip through time as they analyze, interpret, deduce, and how the values, beliefs, institutions, and actions influence humanity's structure. 

Humanities focus on central concepts, historical development and fundamental nature of philosophy, architecture, music, religion, and art. Concepts from such disciplines integrated with contemporary American culture. Keep in mind the following: Who am I, and what am I going to do with this information? This course is a beginning to answering some of the most important questions in your life!

As the courses usually open early for a preview. I encourage students have a look around and familiarize yourself with the Canvas setup. It's very overwhelming at first look, but I promise there's a method to the madness.

At the beginning of class, all we need to do now is the Orientation Module, which has a quiz at the end.

No doubt, students are feeling overwhelmed. The material is quite heavy, not to mention the obligations in other courses. But, let me reassure students that they won't make a mistake enrolling in the class. Nobody is going to fail... and nobody will leave my class with anything lower than a "B" -- if they reach out to me. Your communication with me makes or breaks you in this class. Some instructors are very hands-off, but I assure you, I'm in your business as much as you allow me.

Prof Perez

Syllabus with Assignment Calendar

  • Summer 2023 (Full 16-week course) Online  (May 8 - Aug 1) 
  • Summer 2023 (10-week course) Online  (June 20 - Aug 1) COMING SOON


  • Students can purchase your book from the Bookstore or rent it online. Any edition of the textbook is fine. Landmarks in Humanities . I encourage all students to review PDFfree or zLibrary options. (google that)
  • However, I do not personally use the book in my course for assignments or quizzes. 


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