Sep 26, 2023  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HU 1110 - Humanities I: World Thought I

Credits: 3

This sophomore-level course explores significant developments in the ancient and middle periods (from the start of human history through the end of the fifteenth century) through engagement with important primary texts and their contextualization within history, geography, and civilizations. The first of two such core humanities courses, this is intended to provide students with an intellectual vocabulary; exposure to various worldviews and religions; ethical thought; and mythology through literature and drama, philosophical, and religious writings. Emphasis is placed on honing scholarly research skills and further development of critical-thinking skills. Through course readings and research-based writing, students gain broad exposure to the development of thought in Asia, Asia Minor, the Mediterranean world, and Europe.

Prerequisites: EN 1110 - Composition I  

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Define the concepts and terminology of World Thought.
  • Describe the development of culture, geography, history, and intellectual thought of Africa, the Indian Subcontinent, the Fertile Crescent, the Mediterranean world, East Asia, the Americas, and Early Europe from the early history to 1485 or the end of the 15th Century.
  • Compare diverse worldviews through the study of oral traditions, history, literature, mythology, and philosophy into scholarly writing.
  • Apply religious, political, and social history through the contemporary understandings of human dignity and social justice.
  • Distinguish at least seven distinct cultural regions of the world from the identified cultural regions of Sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, the Fertile Crescent, the Mediterranean, Europe, Central Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, Oceania, East Asia, and the Americas.

HU1110 Course Learning Outcomes Rubric   

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