Humanities: 20th & 21st century

20th & 21st Century Humanities

An integrated examination of dominant Western culture ideas expressed in art, literature, music, philosophy, and religion. It covers a period from the turn of the century to the present. Focuses on creative forces that have shaped contemporary consciousness from the pioneering work of Einstein, Picasso, Stravinsky, and Wright, through the dominance of objective consciousness to today's newly emerging guiding myths.

Humanities focus on central concepts, historical development, and the 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.

Please send me a message if you need to address any personal issues or concerns, preferred names, or accommodations.

Textbook:

  • Students can purchase your book from the Bookstore
  • Let me state right out; none of the assignments are book-based. The book is for your research purposes only. If your research skills lack depth, then get the book. But, if you can research the topics via peer-reviewed source, you might not need the book. 

Current Course Calendar

Fall Calendar 2021

Lectures

Click here to open the Lectures Folder. (not needed for Fall 2021 students)

  • Culture Wars, Fin De Siècle - Dégénérescence Sociale, Fin De Siecle - Legalized Racism?, Feeding America, Morals & Horror, Postmodernism, Surrealism, Terrorism & Refugee's 

Videos

As time permits, these topical videos pertain to topics studied in the course. Click the picture to access the course channel.

Tiktok series: What is a Woman, circa 1920s, Part I, II, III available


Recent Blog Posts

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The most recent blogs are displayed below.

The Age of Romanticism sounds like flowers and wine, lofty ideals, and fluttering hearts -- well, in part, that is true. Romanticism was a return to simpler times when nature reigns supreme, the goodness of humanity was the goal, and the community was the heart and soul of a village. Sensations transcend economics with an assault against...