Humanities: 20th Century

20th 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!


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  • Fin De Siecle


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


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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...