HUM 2210: Humanities of the World I
Tallahassee Community College
Description: Humanities of the World I surveys the arts and ideas of various cultures consisting of an integrated, historical, and global approach to cultural expressions in the humanities including architecture, sculpture, painting, music, drama, literature, religion, philosophy, politics, jurisprudence, and economics. Spanning from pre-history to the Italian Renaissance, the course covers the earliest traces of human culture, ancient Egypt, the Aegean world, ancient Greece, ancient Rome, the Jewish tradition, the Christian tradition, Islamic culture, India, China, Japan, the Americas, medieval European culture, and the Renaissance in Europe. Most classes will be a combination of a traditional lecture and group discussion format. There will also be a noticeable emphasis on critical thinking in writing and discussion analysis. Students will benefit most from the class if they read all assigned materials, take extensive notes and pause frequently to think about what they have learned in class to make connections between the various subjects and time periods we cover. This course contains a substantial writing component and fulfills state writing requirement. 3 credit hours. Satisfies the general education requirement.