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HUM 161 Western Thought and Culture I: The Classical World (5 credits)



Distribution Area Fulfilled Humanities; General Transfer Elective
Course Description
A survey of Western cultural ideas and expressions from early Aegean civilization to the 5th century C.E. Topics include history, geography, culture, philosophy, religion, art, architecture, and literature of the Greco-Roman world.

Student Outcomes
1. Identify and interpret the major political and history events of the Greco-Roman world.
2. Identify and interpret the political and physical geography of the ancient Greco-Roman world.
3. Analyze the major philosophies and religions of the Greek and Roman cultures including the Greek and Roman pantheons, Judaism, and the development of Christianity. Contrast the ways in which these philosophies and religions influence and are reflected in the arts and cultures of their times and our own.
4. Identify the characteristics of Greek and Roman art and explain how the art reflects the values of each culture and has influenced the modern era.
5. Identify the elements of Greek and Roman architecture and explain how the architecture reflects the values of each culture and continues to influence culture today.
6. Identify the influential works of Greek and Roman literature and explain how they reflect the culture of the era in which they were written and their significance to their culture and to modern culture.
7. Differentiate the values of the Greek and Roman cultures and then explain how these values were influenced by history and religion and their impact on the arts, architecture literature, and music of their times.
8. Analyze cultural influences from the Greco-Roman world to our contemporary world.



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