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 Course Title:   Intro to Humanities

 Title Abbreviation:   INTRO TO HUMANITIES

 Department:    HUM&

 Course #:    101

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    240103

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2013

 Course Description  

An introduction to the elements and principles of the arts including painting, sculpture, photography, film, and architecture. Art works will be discussed and written about from a variety of historical and critical perspectives.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Humanities  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
Everett CC HUM 101
S Seattle HUM 101
Spok FlsCC HUM 101
SpokaneCC HUM 101
UW HUM 201
Wenatchee HUM 101

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify and describe a work of art using the concepts of subject matter, form, and content.
  2. Discuss the elements and principles of the major art forms using the vocabulary and concepts of the art form.
  3. Discuss the special role that the arts have in communicating human values.
  4. Write about the role of the arts in communicating human values.
  5. Understand both the cultural specificity and the transcultural nature of the arts.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.3 Evaluate information and its sources critically.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.
2.2 Analyze issues and develop questions within a discipline.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.1 Recognize, read, and comprehend academic and/or professional writing.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.3 Apply successful organizational strategies of planning, goal setting, prioritizing, resolving conflict, and managing time to specific goals and/or projects.

7. Aesthetics & Creativity

Definition: Interpreting human experience through engagement with creative processes and aesthetic principles.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
7.2 Demonstrate knowledge of aesthetic principles.
7.3 Use knowledge of creative processes and aesthetic principles to understand humans and the world around them.
7.4 Demonstrate an understanding of the role of arts and creative expression in societies.

Course Contents

  1. Subject matter, form, and content as a way of defining a work of art
  2. Elements and principles of major art forms
  3. Critical perspectives including interpretive, descriptive, and evaluative
  4. The role of arts in communicating human values
  5. The role of the arts in the study of the other humanities