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Earn professional development credits to renew your teaching license with Humanities Survey for Teachers. Brush up on humanities topics so you can better teach music, literature and other related subjects. Learn on your own schedule and at your own pace. You can complete this course in under two weeks - perfect for teachers who need to earn humanities credits in a hurry!
1. Watch engaging video lessons about the elements of music and the history of architecture.
2. Check your knowledge of things like literary terms and philosophy with practice quizzes and exams.
3. Ask clarification questions from our expert humanities instructors.
4. Earn three college credits by taking the CLEP Humanities exam.
Always check with your school district or state Department of Education to ensure that the course credits will be accepted before beginning the course. CLEP credits are accepted by over 2,900 schools and directly by many state departments of education.
Who's It For?
Humanities Survey for Teachers is ideal for teachers looking to earn credits to use towards licensure renewal. The flexible, self-paced format makes it easy to fit your studies into a busy schedule. The course is fully online, so you can study anytime, anywhere. This course also benefits:
- Fine arts teachers who want to brush up on the humanities
- Teachers who want to incorporate engaging humanities videos into their instruction
- Teachers planning a humanities unit or course
- Aspiring humanities teachers
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- Fun and Engaging: Animations and interesting examples make humanities easy to learn.
- Expert Instructors: Expert humanities instructors break difficult concepts down so they are easy to remember.
- Practice Makes Perfect: Quizzes and practice exams let you review humanities terminology and key concepts and track what you've mastered.
- Quick and Flexible: Learn on your own schedule and on any device. You could earn humanities credits in less than two weeks.
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Course Plan for Earning Credit in Less Than Two Weeks
Follow this course plan if you want to complete Humanities Survey for Teachers and be ready to earn transferable credit in less than two weeks. For each chapter assignment, take all of the lesson quizzes and the practice chapter exam at the end of each chapter. If you miss any questions, review the video lesson to master the concept.
|Day||Chapter||What You'll Learn|
|Day 1||Chapter 1|
|Literary Terms and Techniques (overview of poetry and prose terminology, literary theory, analyzing a literary passage, synecdoche and metonymy)|
Literary Time Periods (medieval literature, romantic poetry and poets, literary modernism)
Literature of the Middle Ages (Beowulf and The Canterbury Tales)
|Day 2||Chapter 4|
|The English Renaissance (Shakespeare and his works, John Milton, major authors of the 17th and 18th centuries)|
Literature of the Victorian Era (themes, poems of Robert Browning, Charles Dickens and his writing, Middlemarch)
British Romanticism (Lord Byron, Jane Austen, Emily and Charlotte Bronte, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein)
|Day 3||Chapter 7|
|Romantic Poetry (Percy Shelley, William Blake, William Wordsworth)|
Literary Modernism (Mrs. Dalloway, the works of D.H. Lawrence, other modernists, including Ezra Pound)
British Literature of the 20th Century (James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, a look at Ulysses)
|Day 4||Chapter 10||World Literature: Drama (terms and styles, time periods, elements of drama, tragedy, dramatic comedy, farce, melodrama, analyzing dramatic works)|
|Day 5||Chapter 11||Poetry of the Ancient and Modern Worlds (blank verse, odes, sonnets, ancient poems including The Iliad and The Epic of Gilgamesh, Edgar Allen Poe, T.S. Eliot, Emily Dickinson)|
|Day 6||Chapter 12|
|Prominent American Novelists (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Herman Melville, Mark Twain, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Richard Wright)|
Philosophy and Nonfiction (John Stuart Mill, Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin, Benjamin Franklin, Francis Bacon)
|Day 7||Chapter 14||History of Visual Art (Greek pottery, Baroque sculpture, the works of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, impressionism and post-impressionism, artists of the 20th century)|
|Day 8||Chapter 15|
|History of Architecture (Byzantine architecture, Roman engineering, Baroque architecture, architects of the 19th and 20th centuries)|
Elements of Music (reading notes, determining key signatures, instrument families, musical form, voices in music)
|Day 9||Chapter 17|
|Opera and Orchestral Music (opera terms, types of opera, elements of orchestral music, history of the orchestra)|
Medieval Music (types of medieval music, singing in the middle ages, composers)
Renaissance Music (madrigals, composers, instrumental music, dance music)
|Day 10||Chapter 20|
|The Baroque Period in Music (the organ, counterpoint, types of music, composers and their works, including Bach and Vivaldi)|
The Classical Period in Music (musical form, the connection to art, important composers and their works, including Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven)
|Day 11||Chapter 22|
|The Romantic Period in Music (characteristics, nationalism, important composers, including Schumann and Wagner)|
Modern Era Music (atonal music, instruments in modern music, experimental music, composers such as the Gershwins and Leonard Bernstein)
Jazz Music (elements of jazz, jazz masters, including Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, Ella Fitzgerald and Miles Davis)
|Day 12||Chapter 25|
|Musical Theater and Popular Music (the works of Rodgers and Hart, Cole Porter, Bernstein, the development of plot, Stephen Sondheim)|
World Music (instruments and characteristics of music from various regions)
Introduction to Performance Art (ballet terms, history of film, important filmmakers)
|Day 13||Final Exam||Take the practice final exam to see what you've mastered and make sure you are ready to earn credit for humanities|
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