Sep 25, 2023
HIST 140 - Humanity, Science and Nature in History
Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-C2
Attitudes toward humanity’s place in the natural world as revealed in historical documents from Classical times to the present. The rise of science and the Romantic reaction. The development of modern environmental concerns in historical context.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-C2 - Lower Division Humanities
Course Typically Offered: Variable Intermittently
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Describe how artists and writers used the humanities in a creative response to the attitudes and issues of their day, HIST SLO 3, GE SLO
- Explain, using the evidence of primary sources, how people in the past understood their relationship with science, technology and the environment, HIST SLO 1 and 4, GE SLO 2, ILO
- Compare and contrast orally and in writing different kinds of artistic and literary responses to historical concerns about the place of humans in the natural world, HIST SLO 5, GE SLO 2, ILO
- Explain how past attitudes about humans, science, and nature inform modern environmental debates, HIST SLO 6, GE SLO 3, ILO 5.
C2. Humanities Learning Outcomes
- Show appreciation for the humanities using their intellect, imagination, sensibility, and sensitivity;
- develop their affective and cognitive faculties through studying great works reflecting the rich diversity of human imagination and/or inquiry; and
- engage in critical self-reflection relating themes in the humanities to the students’ own lives.
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