3 hours lecture
Humanities 120 is an integrated approach to European cultural values as expressed in representative masterpieces of literature, philosophy, drama, music, visual art and architecture. AA/AS, GE, CSU, CSU GE, IGETC, UC.
I'm so glad you've selected Humanities 120. This is a very interesting course where we look at the development of human thought in Europe from the Classical period in Athens and Rome, through medieval France and England, along the the Italian Renaissance, into Baroque Germany and Austria, and to the modern era. The human race is prolific in its expressions, and we will only have time for a taste of the great masters. So, to begin, it is very important to realize we will be reading A LOT, and that you will need to spend most of your time thinking and writing about the various works we will be examining in class.
Humanities 120 is a reflective course, created to help students explore humankind's questions, aspirations, struggles, accomplishments and shortcomings. To do so, it is multidisciplinary and covers diverse subjects in order to reflect upon humankind's self-understanding as expressed in their creations. This class is also designed to develop reasoning and critical thinking skills essential for analyzing, evaluating and synthesizing the results of our studies into a coherent whole.
I hope you will enjoy exploring masterworks of painting, sculpture, music, drama, literature and architecture as much as I will. Check out the syllabus, and I look forward to seeing you in class.