Course Info: Humanities

Or, What the  Mind Has Done (and Has Yet to Do)

Humanities I and Humanities II are interdisciplinary English courses that examine art, literature, and history, analyzing human thought from the prehistoric record through the present day. Core questions include: How do we define “humanity,” and what limitations does such a term have? How have human accomplishments brought us to today’s world? Also, how do historical eras communicate changes in values, science, and other aspects of life?

Course materials include literature (drama, poetry, prose, and nonfiction), sculpture, architecture, painting, history, philosophy, and literary criticism.

Humanities I explores prehistory through the Middle Ages.

(View the course syllabus.)

Humanities II begins with the Renaissance and concludes with contemporary art and literature.
(View the course syllabus.)


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