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Modern Humanities (Turnbull and Ricciardi)

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    Learning Objectives

    At the completion of this course, students will be able to:

    • become acquainted with the human tradition as expressed in its literature, philosophy, and the arts;
    • become familiar with seminal modern ideas and theories as expressed through literature, philosophy, and the arts;
    • examine underlying assumptions about and ways of seeing literature, philosophy, and the arts;
    • think critically about the humanities by looking outward at the world and formulating thoughtful and informed ideas about it; and
    • understand themselves as persons whose identities are shaped through participation in a wider community and longer history.

    Through the exploration of modern literature, drama, art, film, poetry, and music, this course places developments in the Humanities into historical and philosophical contexts and illustrates the continuity of culture. This course introduces students to literature, philosophy, art, film, and music from the beginning of the 20th century to the present.

    This page titled Modern Humanities (Turnbull and Ricciardi) is shared under a CC BY-NC-SA license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Michelle Turnbull, Paul Ricciardi, Matthew Forman, Monica Walker, Maria Rosario-Rodriguez, Andrew Wilder, Shannon McArdle, Donna Ryan, Matthew Hoffman via source content that was edited to the style and standards of the LibreTexts platform; a detailed edit history is available upon request.