Fall 2016 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Prieto, Rene
Discipline and Number
HUMA 3342 Section 001
MW Time 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Course Title
The Humanistic Tradition

Description of Course:

What are the roots of the culture we live in—of the music we listen to, of the paintings in museums and the buildings in our cities? The aim of this class is to give students an understanding of European, Middle, and Far Eastern culture from the 16th century to the 1840's. Students will become familiar with major historical trends in the arts, music, and the history of ideas in both Europe and Asia during these three centuries and learn to visually identify paintings, sculpture, and architectural landmarks by many of the world’s most famous artists. The course will also provide the tools and background necessary to recognize the different musical genres that developed from the sixteenth to the mid-nineteenth century. Without a doubt, it is a course that will qualify students to become “citizens of the world.”

Required Texts:

Gloria Fiero's The Humanistic Tradition, Sixth Ed.McGraw Hill, Vol. 4 and 5.

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:


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