GED 120 Introduction to Humanities (Humanities/Fine Arts)

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GED 120 Introduction to Humanities (Humanities/Fine Arts)

3 Semester Units

Introduction to Humanities explores the conduct of human life with emphasis on understanding the aesthetic sense—an important element in the art of being human. The course focuses on key events, styles, movements and figures of Western art, philosophy and religion, which are all essential to exploring the aesthetic human experience. Students will learn to think critically about how past themes, movements and creative geniuses have impacted—and still influence—the modern world which we live in today.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Assess the features that characterize the beginnings of human cultures.
  • Explore the rise of Christianity and other major religions.
  • Compare and contrast the similarities and differences between the French and the American revolution.
  • Analyze the postmodern era.


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