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HUMA 102 - Introduction to the Humanities II

Continuation of Humanities 101

 

Credits: 3

 

Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 3)

 

Total Weeks: 15

 

Prerequisites:

HUMA 101 Introduction to the Humanities I
OR the consent of the Instructor

 

Non-Course Prerequisites:

None

 

Co-requisites:

None

 

Course Content:
The course will look at philosophy and discuss questions like:
- What are good and evil, right and wrong? Are they absolute?
- Is there a god? If so, what is the nature of God? Do we need God or does God need us?
- What do we believe and why do we believe it?
- What is truth and reality?
- What are myths, love, hate, joy, pain, life & death, and freedom?
- What is the relationship between humanity and machines?
- What is humanities place in the universe?

The instructor does not have the answers, only lots of questions and his own personal views.

 

Learning Outcomes:
The student will be able to:
- Determine what their philosophy of life is and why they believe in that philosophy
- Express that philosophy orally and in writing to others
The student will make 5 written and oral presentations to the class. They will deal with 4 out of 5 fundamental beliefs of religion, morality, life & death, happiness, and freedom. The last one will be on their philosophy of life. The presentations will be evaluated on for five points:
- The reason(s) why believe what they do
- The defense of those beliefs with logic and reference to others who have written on that area of belief
- Their presentation and ability to discuss beliefs in a thoughtful, rational, and respectful manner
- The use of references
- Over all synthesis of thoughts and ideas

Knowledge:
Opportunities to analyze and apply “unprovable” concepts.

Attitudes:
The use of critical open mindedness is required for the course.

Skills:
Thinking, writing, presenting, and discussion skills will be used.

Technologies:
Web-CT will be one tool of communication in the course.

 

Grading System: Letters

 

Passing Grade: D (50%)

 

Percentage of Individual Work: 100

 

Textbooks:
Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.
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