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HUM 110
Four Perspectives


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Humanities] [Diversity]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
Students will explore four significant perspectives in the history of ideas. Students will learn about how the world has changed in response to the ideas and life examples of Pythagoras, Galileo, the Buddha, and Jesus Christ. Readings and videos, as well as photos, poetry, paintings, music, and other art forms are used to find out about 1) the Pythagorean idea of Nature as governed by number, of deep order in the universe; 2) Galileo's contribution to the methods of modern science and experimental inquiry; 3) the basic teachings of the Buddha, especially mindfulness; 4) Christian love as a challenging, creative, and active way of life. In the Introduction section, we will orient the Four Perspectives in the history of humankind, and in the Conclusion section, we will examine common and disparate elements of the Four Perspectives. [H][D]

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Identify and discuss common and disparate themes between the teachings of Pythagoras, Galileo, the Buddha, and Jesus Christ.
  • Explain the importance and transformative effect of not-so-obvious ideas in human life and evaluate their effects on their own lives.
  • Describe the historical significance and context of major ideas and apply them to their own lives.
  • Discuss the three key ideas of Pythagoras that helped lay the foundations of modern science and mathematics.
  • Differentiate between the teachings of Jesus Christ and later doctrinal accretions.
  • Differentiate between the scientific method, medieval scholasticism, and pseudo-science.
  • Critique their own beliefs using logical fallacies and the scientific method.

  • Course Topics
  • Plate Tectonics Theory
  • the Atomic Model
  • the Periodic Table Model
  • the Big Bang Theory
  • Evolution
  • The profound teachings of Buddha and some key ideas of Buddhist art
  • Fundamental ideas of Christianity and the lived Christian experience
  • Pythagoras' approach to the Ionian and Melesian philosophers' dilemna of the

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  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    HUM 110
    Fall 2013
    1540
    Jesse Burgess
    HUM 110
    Fall 2013
    9661
    Krzysztof Piekarski
    HUM 110
    Summer 2013
    8005
    Krzysztof Piekarski
    HUM 110
    Spring 2013
    6011
    James Bower
    HUM 110
    Winter 2013
    0824
    Jesse Burgess


    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.