Critical examination of contemporary global issues and recent world history. Builds on key themes and questions raised in the preceding Humanities courses toward a fuller understanding of the challenges, opportunities, and responsibilities of humanity today. All sections meet weekly for a common lecture, and classes may include close reading, discussion, writing, presentations and project-based activities.
Prerequisites: 75 credit hours and HUM 124, 214, 324; LANG 120.
Senior Capstone Courses
UNC Asheville offers two options for the Senior Capstone course: HUM 414 “Critical Perspectives on Contemporaneity” and LA 478: “Cultivating Citizenship in a Global World.” Please visit the Senior Capstone Course Comparison page to help you select a course that best harmonizes with your major and intellectual interests.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Students demonstrate knowledge of contemporary human diversity–in cultures and in personal identities.
- Students identify the connection of values, beliefs, and cultural forms to humanity’s economic, social and environmental sustainability.
- Students write a well-supported, organized, and clearly articulated argument using both primary and secondary sources, and appropriate documentation style.
- Students gather, document, analyze, and integrate information about contemporary texts and other cultural forms.