2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    May 25, 2022  
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HUM 163 Western Thought and Culture III: Birth of Modern World (5 credits)



Distribution Area Fulfilled Humanities; General Transfer Elective
Course Description
A survey of Western cultural ideas and expressions from the Italian Renaissance to the 18th century. Topics include history, geography, culture, philosophy, religion, science, art, architecture, literature, and music from the 15th – 18th centuries.

Student Outcomes
1. Identify and interpret the major political and historical events of the Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, and Neoclassical Periods.
2. Identify the physical and political geography of 15th-18th century Europe.
3. Analyze the major religious, philosophical, and scientific issues of the 15th-18th centuries, including the causes and effects of the Protestant Reformation, the Scientific Revolution, and the Enlightenment. Contrast the ways in which religion, philosophy, and science influence and are reflected in the arts and cultures of their times and continue to impact our own.
4. Identify the characteristics and major artists of Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, and Neoclassical art and explain how the art reflects the values of each culture of the era in which it was created and continues to impact the modern era.
5. Identify the elements of Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, and Neoclassical architecture and explain how the architecture reflects the values of each culture in which it was created and continues to influence culture today
6. Identify the major literature works of the Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, and Neoclassical periods. Explain the significance of each work to its culture as well as to modern culture. Explain how the literature reflects the culture in which it was written. Identify major authors and their works.
7. Define and identify various types of music of the Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical periods; explain how the different style of music reflects the values of their culture. Identify major composers and their works both by name and by listening to excerpts of the music.
8. Differentiate the values of the Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, and Neoclassical cultures. Explain how these values were influenced by history, religion, and science, and how they in turn impacted the art, architecture, literature, and music of their times.
9. Analyze cultural influences from the 15th-18th centuries to the modern era.



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