HUM 100 - Themes in Humanities by AJ Kikumoto


									                              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:


   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:

      The Arts: World Themes by G. Nagle
       The Creative Impulse by Dennis Sporre

         Other relevant materials provided by the instructor.

       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.   instructor lectures;
    b.   guest lectures;
    c.   field trips;
    d.   computer presentations (power point);
    e.   films/videos;
    f.   individual student presentations;
    g.   dyad/small group presentations;
    h.   service learning;
    i.   experiential learning through assigned creative projects.

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