Humanities I and English Composition
Humanities I Course Description: This course is designed as an interdisciplinary examination of the major stylistic trends in western culture from early man through the Renaissance. While the art and literature from the periods under consideration will receive primary emphasis, attention will also be given to historical backgrounds and the prevailing world views. The course is arranged chronologically, but no attempt is made at being comprehensive. Rather, selected topics that are representative of major styles are discussed in some depth. A chief aim of the course is to enable students to evolve working definitions and understanding of selected styles, which will enable them to employ these definitions for analysis of the leading arts and ideas of the western world and help them understand the present by realizing the heritage of the past.This is a two-hundred level course; therefore, students are expected to perform at the level of college sophomores in verbal and written communication and in research techniques.
Course Objectives: Having completed HUM 2001, a student will be able with varying degrees of competence:
1. To recognize the achievements of past cultures in literature, painting, architecture, sculpture, and music.
2. To comprehend an outline of historical periods.
3. To become aware of the definitions of the following stylistic trends: Hellenic, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Romanesque, Gothic, Proto-Renaissance, and the stages of the Renaissance (Florentine, Roman, Venetian, Northern).
4. To introduce students to cross-cultural encounters (the early civilizations of the Mediterranean, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas) and world religions (Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam).
ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1102
Course Description: This course is a composition course that develops writing skills beyond the levels of proficiency required by English 1101 that emphasizes interpretation and evaluation of literary sources and incorporates a variety of more advanced research methods. It also focuses on rhetorical principles and techniques, enabling the students to become skilled readers and successful writers.
Course Objectives: The goal of this course is to develop in students a more informed and polished writing style and stronger critical thinking skills. These objectives will be achieved through the critical study of literary works chosen from the three genres: fiction, poetry, and drama. Students will read selected short stories, poems, and a play. Writing assignments will be based on the study of these works and focus on explicating, analyzing, interpreting and evaluating the literary texts.
Use standard American English
- Become a critical reader of one’s own writing as well as the writings of others
- Utilize writing and research technology
- Demonstrate writing that is grammatically correct, clear in purpose and in organization, and having substance and style