HUM 1: Modern Humanities
Arts & Ideas 1900-present day
Humanities Course Description:
Through the exploration of modern literature, drama, art, film, poetry, and music, this course places developments in the Humanities into historical and philosophical contexts and illustrates the continuity of culture. This course introduces students to literature, philosophy, art, film, and music from the beginning of the 20th century to the present.
Humanities Course Objectives:
At the completion of this course, students will be able to:
*become acquainted with the human tradition as expressed in its literature, philosophy, and the arts;
*become familiar with seminal modern ideas and theories as expressed through literature, philosophy, and the arts;
*examine underlying assumptions about and ways of seeing literature, philosophy, and the arts;
*think critically about the humanities by looking outward at the world and formulating thoughtful and informed ideas about it; and
*understand themselves as persons whose identities are shaped through participation in a wider community and longer history.
"The Brooklyn Bridge" by Joseph Stella 1939. cc0.
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Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1: BIRTH OF MODERNISM AND THE MODERN WORLD (1900-1920’S)Collection
CHAPTER 2: THE ROARING TWENTIES & THE GREAT FALL (1920’s-1945)Collection
CHAPTER 4: LIBERATION AND EQUALITY (1960-ONWARD)Collection
CHAPTER 3: THE SEARCH FOR MEANING & BEGINNING OF GLOBALISM (1945-1950’S)Collection
Absurd Thoughts: A Collection of Academic Articles
ACT UP: Major Accomplishments
A global guide to the first world war - interactive documentary
An interview with a Vietnam Veteran
Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions: Aurora Reyes Flores
Atomic Alert: 1951 Cold War Classroom
A Video Recording of a 1966 Interview with Andy Warhol
Bill Haley and His Comets: ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK
"Brother Can You Spare a Dime?" The story behind the song
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