HU289 Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities: The Greek World

Mohawk Valley Community College
Utica and Rome, New York
Course Outline
HU 289 Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities: The Greek World
C-3, Cr3
Course Description:
This course examines the values and ideas of classical Greece as expressed in sculpture,
architecture, literature, philosophy, and mythology. Selected major art, literary, and
philosophic works from the period are studied. Links to current thought are examined.
Prerequisite: EN102 English 2: Ideas &Values in Literature.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon the successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
 Demonstrate an understanding of the ideas and values of ancient Greek culture and
 Demonstrate an understanding of how these ideas and values are expressed in the art,
literature, philosophy, and music of the culture.
 Identify the interrelatedness of the cultural expressions of these ideas and values.
 Analyze the influence and relevance of ancient Greek ideas and values to the students’
lives and cultures.
 Demonstrate a basic understanding of the elements, principles, concepts, and
procedures of the disciplines included in the course.
 Discuss the role of art, literature, philosophy, and music in ancient Greek society and
compare to the role in student’s lives and cultures.
 Produce an analytical research paper on a topic appropriate to the course.
Major Topics:
 Hellenic values
 Role of religion in ancient Greek society
 Socrates
 Plato
 Aristotle
 Greek Theatre
August 2011