College of Arts and Sciences
Course Design Guide
HUM/100 Version 2
Introduction to Humanities: The Ancient World to Medieval Times Updated Aug. 2009
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Course Design Guide
HUM/100 Introduction to the Humanities – The Ancient World to Medieval Times Course Schedule:
03/02/11 – 03/30/11
Site: Puerto Rico Main Campus Days: Wednesdays
Time: 6:00 – 10:00
Fiero, G. K. (2007). The humanistic tradition. (5th. ed. Combo), Books 1 & 2. New York: McGraw Hill. Electronic Resources:
http://www.apollolibrary.com/srpadmin/login.asp User Name: uphoenix
David Rodriguez Sanfiorenzo
(787) 249 - 3135
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Welcome to Hum/100. I thank you for choosing Phoenix University for your career and educational growth. During the next five weeks we are going to work as a team. I will support you during this course. Please feel free to contact me if you have a question or want to share your comments Instructor Bio
Dr. Rodriguez specializes in higher education with a concentration in history. He obtained a BA in History from King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. In 2005 he completed his MAED with a specialty in History from the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras. In 2009 he completed the requirements for a Doctorate in the same field. He has taught high school history classes at S.E.S.O and has made educational presentations for Pearson Education.
This course provides an introduction to the arts through their expression in dominant themes of Western culture. Concepts of nature and the individual in society are examined in the artistic works from the ancient world to medieval times. The course provides a framework for understanding and evaluating contemporary artistic endeavors.
Course Topics & Objectives
Week One: Defining the Humanities
Differentiate between the humanities and various other modes of human inquiry and expression. •
Identify examples of art, music, architecture, philosophy, and literature that reflect developments in politics, socioeconomic status, and technology for a given time period.
Week Two: Ancient Civilizations
Identify key examples from the humanities that reflect developments in world events and cultural patterns in ancient civilizations.
Greece and Rome
Identify key examples from the humanities that reflect developments in world events and cultural patterns within the early Greek and Roman civilizations.
Week Three: Judaism and Early Christianity
Identify key examples from the humanities that reflect developments in world events and cultural patterns within Judaism and early Christianity. •
Explore how Judaism and Christianity reflect humanity's concepts of nature and...