2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    Feb 27, 2024  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HUM& 101 Introduction to Humanities (5 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled Humanities; General Transfer Elective
Formerly HUMAN 201 - CCN

Prerequisite Eligibility for ENGL& 101 .

Course Description
Exposes students to works in the literary, performing, and visual arts. Students identify common themes in the arts, analyze works representing diverse perspectives, and investigate the political, social, and historical contexts of works. A broader understanding is encouraged through the exploration and synthesis of outside sources using research methods.

Student Outcomes
1. Identify themes, intent, and perspectives of works in the humanities.
2. Describe characteristics of the various styles in the humanities (Classical, Barouque, Romantic, etc.)
3. Employ correct discipline-specific terminology (music, art, literary) in order to analyze a work.
4. Evaluate the significance of the social, political, or historical contexts of specific works in order to increase understanding of works within their historical frameworks.
5. Synthesize personal impressions of a work in the humanities with secondary sources and other perspectives in order to produce an informed evaluation.
6. Research the work of an artist outside of one’s own culture and create an educational presentation detailing an artist’s significance and contribution to that branch of the humanities.
7. Access, evaluate, and use scholarly information and research methods in order to assist in analysis, comprehension, and appreciation of works in the humanities.

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