Introduction to Humanities 

Introduction to Humanities

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!


Grading Expectations

How do you grade? What are you expecting to see in my written responses?

Grading Expectations Guide


Powerpoints

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  • Age of Reason, Age of Romanticism, Ancient Gods, Fin De Siecle, Humanism, Logical Fallacies, Middle Ages, Myths and Legends, Prehistory, Surrealism

Practical Activities Slides: (These slides were initially used as assignments but could be used as references as well)

  • Humanism, Nothingness, Renaissance, Allegory of the Cave (Plato)

Lecture Guidebook 

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Each week, students are guided by written instructions that coincide with classroom activities. 

  • Analyzing Primary Sources, Prehistory, Greek Knowledge, Monotheistic Religion, Feudalism & the Middle Ages, Myths & Legends, Renaissance, Age of Reason, Colonialism & Atrocities, The Romantics.  

Lesson Plans

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Want a peek behind the scenes? Take a look at tentative plans for each lesson that guide the instructor.

Available Lesson Plans:W

  • Prehistory

Videos

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