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- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryBoost your confidence in some of the fundamental humanities subjects, including music and world religions, with this interesting supplemental humanities course. Our short, fun video lessons and self-assessment quizzes can help clarify topic you're learning about in class so you can get a better grade or study for a test.
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About This Course
Our supplemental humanities course has several lessons spanning topics in world religions and music along with literary techniques, world literature, philosophy, visual arts and architecture. You can use these lessons to learn something new in a topic you're interested in or to prepare for an exam. These lessons are a supplement to our other humanities courses and can be combined with those full-length courses to give you a comprehensive look at this field of study.
Some of the topics covered in this course include:
Explore musical elements and form and learn about the difference between melody and harmony. Examine medieval church music and love songs along with Renaissance composers and dance music. Take a closer look at the Baroque Period of music, including lessons on the fugue and oratorio. Our full-length Intro to Music course covers these topics and much more.
Delve into religion's origins and find out about the Early Mother Goddess, Greek myths and Meso-American religions. Look closely at Hindu belief systems and castes, the noble truths of Buddhism and rituals that were part of Confucianism. You can get in-depth information on Taoist sects and the expansion of Taoism into Korea, along with a look at the Qur'an, Jewish belief systems and the early Christian church. When you're ready to get more info on one of these subjects, take a look at our full-length Intro to World Religions course.
Use these lessons to get more details on major literary time periods like medieval literature and the American Romantic Period. Learn about the characters in Beowulf and the different stories that make up Canterbury Tales then move on to explore the history of Byzantine and early Christian art. These lessons will introduce you to examples of Romanesque architecture, musical timbre and ballet dance terminology. If you're still searching for info on one of these topics, check out our full-length Intro to Humanities course.
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