This course enables students to explore the triumphs and tragedies of the Human Experience. The interconnections of history, philosophy, and literature are presented in this introductory study. Topics include the family in historical perspective, language, youth, the American national character, human relations and rights, the human environment, myth and mythology, morals, free will, religion and ethics. Interpretive reading and critical thinking objectives are emphasized through class discussion and written essays. Selected readings from historical texts, short philosophical essays, drama, and fiction form the basis for discussion. A variety of media is used to achieve course objectives. Lecture three hours per week. This course applies to the IAI General Education Core Curriculum Fine Arts and Humanities package.
Arts & Sciences Administration