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The Arts in Western Culture: Renaissance to Modern
WESTERN CULT
CLASS CODE: HUM 202 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: LANGUAGE & LETTERS
DEPARTMENT: HUMANITIES & PHILOSOPHY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Arts requirement.

DESCRIPTION: A study of the cultural development of Western civilization as expressed through art, architecture, music, and literature from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern periods [1400AD-present].
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter, Summer
CONTENT AND TOPICS: While the course includes discussions of major political, social, and economic developments, the course focuses mainly on art, architecture, music, and literature. The following topics are presented through lectures, class discussions, readings, slides, videos, and music listening activities.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Understand the role of the ancient Western tradition in shaping our modem world.
Identify major stylistic developments in the arts.
Recognize specific works of art.
Understand how the respective art forms are a manifestation of the values of the societies that produced them.
REQUIREMENTS: Film Review Essay
Presentations
Identification Quizzes and Tests
Research Projects
Informal Observation
Discussion
PREREQUISITES:
OTHER: *Taken alone, this course satisfies only the Arts portion of the GE Arts & Letters requirement; both portions are satisfied if its companion course is also taken.
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