Maui Community College Course Outline 1. Alpha and Number: HUM 100 Course Title: Themes in Humanities Credits: 3 Date of Outline: February 24, 2004 2. Course Description: Gives the student a start toward viewing the arts as an expression of the meaning of life. Interweaves interpretations of history and a variety of works of poetry, drama, novel, painting, sculpture, music, and philosophy to illustrate mankind’s changing awareness. 3. Contact Hours/Type: 3 hours/lecture 4. Prerequisites: Corequisites: Recommended preparation: Approved by Date 5. General Course Objectives: Students will research, write and edit reports on artists, photographers, filmmakers and architects, ultimately presenting clear and concise critiques. They will work individually and collaboratively, discussing, analyzing and debating the contributions of various artist’s and their impact on mankind’s ever-changing awareness of the world. Individual creative projects will be presented by class members throughout the semester. 6. Student Learning Outcomes: For assessment purposes, these are linked to #7, Recommended Course Content. On successful completion of this course, students will be able to: a. write clear, well-organized essays, reports, short biographies, critiques and formal research reports following specific guidelines as they pertain to each assignment; b. critique various art movements from a cultural and historical perspective; c. demonstrate knowledge of the various mediums artists utilize in their creative endeavors; d. apply information from various sources, including electronic; use it to formulate, develop and synthesize ideas expressed in written and oral presentations; e. work collaboratively on creative projects and presentations, both written and oral. 7. Recommended Course Content and Approximate Time Spent on Each Topic: Linked to #6. Student Learning Outcomes 2 weeks: Discuss Art/Humanities through an historical/cultural lens. (a) 2-3 weeks Outline the impact of painting, sculpture and printmaking on the ancient and modern world. (a, b, d) 2-3 weeks Identify advances in photography/film making over the past 150 years. (a, b, c) 2-3 weeks Evaluate various architectural styles. (b, c, d) 1-2 weeks Present oral reports on contributions of assigned artists/photographers/architects. (b, c ,d ,e) 1-2 weeks Share creative project presentations (e) 8. Text and Materials: Appropriate text(s) and materials will be chosen at the time the course is offered from those currently available in the field. Examples include: Texts: The Arts: World Themes by G. Nagle The Creative Impulse by Dennis Sporre Materials: Articles Handouts Videos Films Other relevant materials provided by the instructor. Others: Guest speakers Field trips Internet sites 9. Recommended Course Requirements and Evaluation: Specific course requirements are at the discretion of the instructor at the time the course is being offered. A few examples of suggested requirements might include the following: 30-50% Writing assignments, including critiques 10-20% Portfolios 20-30% Tests & quizzes 10-20% Attendance & participation 20-30% Individual/group creative projects 10. Methods of Instruction: Instructional methods are at the discretion of the instructor; therefore instructional methods will vary. Techniques may include, but are not limited to, the following: a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. i. instructor lectures; guest lectures; field trips; computer presentations (power point); films/videos; individual student presentations; dyad/small group presentations; service learning; experiential learning through assigned creative projects.