Humanities and Fine Arts
To develop students’ understanding of the ways in which humans have addressed their condition through imaginative work in the humanities and fine arts; to deepen their understanding of how that imaginative process is informed and limited by social, cultural, linguistic, and historical circumstances; and to appreciate the world of the creative imagination as a form of knowledge.
Students will demonstrate the ability to…
- describe the scope and variety of works in the humanities and fine arts (e.g., fine and performing arts, literature, speculative thought).
- explain the historical, cultural, and social contexts of the humanities and fine arts.
- identify the aesthetic standards used to make critical judgments in various artistic fields.s and processes other than one’s own.
- develop a plausible understanding of the differences and relationships between formal and popular culture.
- articulate a response based upon aesthetic standards to observance of works in the humanities and fine arts.