HUMA101N : Introduction to the Humanities

An overview of the content and purpose of the humanities, this course explores the relationship of the individual to society through materials from various humanities disciplines. Creative imagination and social context, universal versus culture-specific qualities of human experience and expression, the connection between appreciation and analysis, as well as the concept of criteria for evaluative judgments, are explored through sample topics from a variety of Humanities subjects. Sources from the visual arts, literature, religion, philosophy, history and the social sciences will be included. The terms and methods of analysis used in these various fields of study will be stressed.