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HUM& 116
Humanities I The Road to Babylon


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Humanities]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
A basic survey of the major artistic and cultural achievements of the ancient world, spanning the first great civilizations of the Near East and the West, with a special emphasis given to the Greek achievement. In examining classical and post-classical literature, we'll study excerpts of specific authors and highlight their individual accomplishments. From literature to art and architecture, from key technological innovations to the development of religion and philosophy, this course will provide a bird's eye perspective of human achievement in the ancient world.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Identify, explain, and evaluate some of the momentous technological innovations of the ancient world, including bronze and iron technologies and the invention of writing scripts.
  • Define and use key terms that help us to understand the achievements, ideas, and values of the ancient civilizations.
  • Infer from close examination of representative art and artifacts ideas and values of the civilizations that produced them.
  • Distinguish the different literatures of the ancient world and explain how they provide insight into the human condition.
  • Defend the proposition that Greek art, science, philosophy, sport, government, or literature have informed Western civilization; or defend the proposition that Roman art, engineering, philosophy, sport, government, or literature have informed Western civilization.

  • Course Topics
  • Technological innovations
  • Environmental factors
  • Religions
  • Urban life
  • Trade
  • Values
  • Quest for knowledge
  • Art and architecture
  • Literatures

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    HUM& 116
    Fall 2014
    0879
    Brad La Fran
    HUM& 116
    Fall 2013
    0879
    Brad La Fran
    HUM& 116
    Fall 2011
    1283
    Brad LaFran
    HUM& 116
    Fall 2011
    6009
    James Bower
    HUM& 116
    Fall 2010
    1283
    Jon Stratton


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
     
     
     
     
    X
     
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.