Apr 01, 2023  
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HUM 100 - Humanities Through the Arts

4 Credit(s)

The Humanities through the Arts offers an exploratory approach to the humanities, focusing on the special role of the arts. Examining the relation of the humanities to values, objects and events important to people, is central to this course. A major goal of the course is to provide a means of studying values as revealed in the arts, all the while keeping in mind the important question “What Is Art?”. This course is intended to provide the necessary tools for students to think critically when exploring the arts and the other humanities. Online mediums are used to enrich and enhance the topics covered. 

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. Apply analytical skills to social phenomena in order to understand human behavior. Identify myriad links between the understanding and appreciation of art and the understanding and appreciation of ourselves. Trace historical as well as contemporary social trends and movements through the observation and analysis of parallel artistic movements in painting, sculpture, music, architecture, drama, and more recently, film
  2. Apply knowledge and experience to foster personal growth and better appreciate the diverse social world in which we live. Develop a greater understanding of the historical influences of political, cultural and scientific values upon art and how these values can help us understand ourselves as well as the social contexts in which we reside. Learn how to apply this understanding to our own perceptions of the world around us
  3. Understand the role of individuals and institutions within the context of society. Course will examine the local, regional, and worldwide impacts of artistic expression. The deliberate and unintended influences of legitimate” social institutions upon our definition and acceptance of art will be considered as well as the sometimes surprising and powerful sway an individual or small group can hold over larger elements of society through their art

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