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Course SummaryHumanities 101: Intro to the Humanities has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. The course's engaging lessons and mini quizzes can be accessed at any time. Complete the course to get a jumpstart on your degree!
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The course objective is to give you a thorough introduction to the humanities from the ancient Greeks to the 20th century. The lessons cover influential works and prominent figures in visual arts, music and literature.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and earn real college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||200|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Proctored Final Exam
The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course.
- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 180 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
- You can only retake the exam twice, so be sure to use your study guide and fully prepare yourself before you take the exam again.
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Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Classify architecture throughout time including designs and styles from periods including Egyptian, Baroque, Rococo and Gothic Revival.
- Analyze the relationship between religious beliefs and art in Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece.
- Explain early Greek philosophers, the study of religion and philosophy and philosophy in the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Neoclassical period, Romantic period and the 20th Century.
- Appraise the different time periods and techniques of British and American literature, including: Middle English, Neoclassical, Victorian and Romantic.
- Demonstrate understanding of the effect of the Renaissance and Reformation in Europe on society, religion, and the arts.
- Describe the roots of the enlightenment and identify the key thinkers during the movement.
- Compare the baroque and the classical period in music and explain the difference between major composters during those times.
- Examine art and identify distinguishing elements representative of various time periods and styles, including Greek, neoclassical and modern.
- Discover the contributions of contemporary architects and the impact of their structures in modern times.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Humanities 101 consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
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This course has been evaluated and recommended by both ACE and NCCRS for 3 semester hours in the lower division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete Humanities 101 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Humanities 101 final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
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|Literary Analysis and Movements||Get an introduction to important movements in literature and learn how to analyze dramatic works and literary passages.|
|Humanities in the Ancient World||Examine ancient Greek, Egyptian and Persian religion, art, literature and architecture.|
|Humanities in Rome and Late Antiquity (250 CE-550 CE)||Study the philosophy, works of art, and the architecture that characterized ancient Rome.|
|Literature of the Middle Ages||Take a closer look at the plot of Beowulf. Study characters in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Discover Dante's 'Divine Comedy' and trace the growth of medieval literature.|
|The Medieval Period in Music||Study the development of polyphony, motets and courtly love songs. Learn to identify the works of Medieval composers.|
|Art and Architecture of the Middle Ages||Explore the history of sculpture, stained glass, castles and other forms of Middle Ages art and architecture. Study the impact of Christian and classical influences.|
|Literature of the Renaissance||Discover the role of science and religion during the Renaissance. Survey some of Shakespeare's greatest plays, and study the life and poetry of John Milton.|
|Renaissance Music||Compare Renaissance madrigals, sacred vs. secular music, and Renaissance dance music. Take a look at English and Italian Renaissance composers, such as Josquin, Byrd and Dufay.|
|Art & Architecture of the Renaissance & Reformation||Analyze the artists that distinguished the Italian Renaissance, including Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, and examine the works of northern European artists of the Reformation, including Albrecht Durer.|
|Literature of the Enlightenment||Evaluate and examine the ideas and works of the thinkers and writers of the Enlightenment, including Franklin, Godwin and Thomas Paine, and examine the history of the period.|
|The Baroque Era in Music||Discover the beauty and majesty of Baroque music, including works by Handel, Vivaldi and Bach.|
|The Classical Era in Music||Learn to analyze and appreciate classical music, such as those by Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven.|
|The Romantic Period in Literature||Analyze and evaluate Romantic-era poetry, short stories and novels by Poe, Wordsworth, Jane Austen and Lord Byron.|
|The Romantic Era in Music||Become familiar with the music of the Romantic period through the study of works by Schubert, Chopin and more.|
|Literature of the Victorian Era||Examine themes in Victorian literature through the works of Charles Dickens, George Eliot and the Bronte sisters.|
|Modern Thought and Expression (1800-Present)||Gain insights into the ideas of Descartes, Leibniz, Ruskin and Mill.|
|Literary Modernism in the 19th & 20th Centuries||Compare the works of James Joyce, Virginia Woolf and Samuel Beckett. Take a brief look at the style and structure of Ulysses and review key works by Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller. See examples of poems from the Jazz Age.|
|Modern Music||Identify the musical styles and influences of composers like Debussy, Gershwin, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Copland, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and others.|
|World Music||Identify the characteristics of music from Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and Oceania.|
|Prominent American Novelists||Get an analysis of works by authors including Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, Mark Twain, John Steinbeck and Ernest Hemingway.|
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|Completed the entire Humanities 101: Intro to the Humanities course and achieved 100% Course Progress.|
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