HUM 214: Communities and Selves, 300-1700

A study of pre-modern civilizations, from the 4th through the 17th centuries. Students draw upon literature, art, music, and material culture to gain insight into the dynamics of individualism and community across the world’s diverse cultures. Classes usually include different forms of learning, including close reading, class and common lectures, performances, discussion, writing, and project-based activities. Fall and Spring.

Prerequisite: HUM 124

Find the Fall 2019 HUM 214 Lecture Schedule and Seating Chart here.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students demonstrate knowledge in the interdisciplinary study of pre-modern civilizations, both in writing and orally
  2. Students identify the key elements of a primary text and other cultural products
  3. Students write a well-supported, organized, and clearly articulated argument using both primary and secondary sources
  4. Students demonstrate knowledge of the belief systems and worldviews held by the diverse cultures studied