The purpose of this course is to introduce major trends of non-Western culture. HUM 116
explores the culture of Asia, Africa, and the Americas utilizing an interdisciplinary and thematic approach focusing on social/political/historical issues, cultural and religious rituals, painting, sculpture, architecture, film, music, and customs and traditions of each region. Lectures focus on how cultures shape the world today, with appropriate references to historical events and trends. Group 1 course.
Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies
Placement into ENG 111
General Education Outcomes supported by this course
Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct
Other college designations supported by this course
Degree Req:Cultural Persp/Div, Infused: Writing Intensive
Course Learning Outcomes Knowledge:
- Describe how culture is shaped by societal influences; customs, religious beliefs, historic events and artistic styles.
- Explain the effect of diverse cultures upon people(s).
- Articulate the chronology of events that shape cultures/art production.
- Evaluate information from observation and experience.
- Communicate the connections between course concepts and the unique cultural attributes of the world at large.
- Compare and contrast ideas among varying world cultures.
- Analyze how the behavior of specific individuals, groups and nations affect others politically, economically and artistically.
- Evaluate cultural data through painting, sculpture, architecture, textiles, film, music, religion, literature, politics, history and philosophy.
Caring - Civic Learning:
- Analyze the personal and societal impact of how history has shaped the present.
Learning How to Learn:
- Express interest in the world, its people and their role in a global society.
- Craft solutions to today's major issues and concerns.
- Research non-Western literature and successfully present their interpretation to others.