Aug 13, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
    
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HUM2921 INTEGRATED HUMANITIES COURSE PROCEDURE


HUM2921 INTEGRATED HUMANITIES

3 Credit Hours

Student Level:

This course is open to students on the college level Freshman or Sophomore.

Catalog Description:

HUM 2921 - Integrated Humanities (3 hrs.)

This course is designed to increase awareness and fluency in various genres of the arts, including art, drama, literature, and music. Emphasis will be placed on critical development, historical perspectives, interrelationships between individual genres, and the role of artistic expression in a free society. When appropriate, actual or virtual field trips to museums, galleries, and performances will be incorporated into the schedule.

Course Classification:

Lecture

Prerequisites:

None

Controlling Purpose:

The purpose of this course is to encourage participation and/or life-long support of the fine arts.  The final outcome should be increased aesthetic appreciation of the arts and reduced fear of the humanities.  This course is presently aimed as a developmental or bridge course.

Learner Outcomes:

This course is designed to increase awareness and fluency in various genres of the arts, including art, drama, literature, and music.  Emphasis will be placed on critical development, historical perspectives, interrelationships between individual genres, and the role of artistic expression in a free society.  When appropriate, actual or virtual field trips to museums, galleries, and performances will be incorporated into the schedule.

Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:

The following defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other content as time allows.

Unit 1:  Art

Outcomes:  Upon completion of this unit, the students will have a basic understanding of art and its relationship to history and the world around us.

  • Discuss how our knowledge and understanding of history and culture have been influenced by the visual arts.
  • Trace the development of Western art from prehistoric to modern times and identify the major historical and cultural artistic styles.
  • Identify the major artists, their respective works, styles, and influences, from the Renaissance through modern times.
  • Discuss the history of architecture and its influence on civilization.
  • Identify the major architects, their respective works, styles, and influences.
  • Discuss the development and history of photography as an art form.
  • Identify major photographers and their contributions.

Unit 2:  Literature

Outcomes:  Upon completion of this unit, the students will have a basic understanding of literature and its relationship to history and the world around us.

  • Identify the major writers and their contributions in the most important genres of literature: fiction, poetry, and drama.
  • Discuss the major critical theories and critics.
  • Discuss the relation of literature to the other arts.

Unit 3:  Music

Outcomes:  Upon completion of this unit, the students will have a basic understanding of the various aspects of music and its relationship to history and the world around us.

  • Discuss the various styles of music.
  • Identify the major composers and their works.
  • Understand the relationship between music and dance, stage, and cinema.
  • Identify major choreographers and dancers throughout history.

Unit 4:  Drama

Outcomes:  Upon completion of this unit, the students will have a basic understanding of theatre and its relationship to history, the development of TV and film, and the world around us.

  • Discuss the history and development of dramatic presentation from Classic theatre to the modern age.
  • Identify the relationship between the stage performances and dramatic literature, music, dance, and art.
  • Discuss major dramatists, directors, actors, dancers, and singers and their contributions to the history of the theatre.
  • Discuss the development of cinema and its relationship to other artistic genres.
  • Discuss the development of television and its relationship to other artistic genres.
  • Discuss major producers, directors, cinematographers, and actors and their contributions to the evolution of the art form.

Projects Required:

As assigned by instructor

Textbook:

Contact the bookstore for current textbook.

Attendance Policy: 

Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Grading Policy:

The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Maximum class size:

Based on classroom occupancy

Course Time Frame:

The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching and assessing the educational aspects of the college. A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time. The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.

Refer to the following policies:

402.00 Academic Code of Conduct

263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades

403.00 Student Code of Conduct

Disability Services Program:

Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability. If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.