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Introduction to Humanities Study GuideIn this Humanities course, you will study art, literature, music,theatre, religion, architecture, and philosophy. As you mightguess, the humanities are a rich, compelling subject! When westudy the humanities, we study the history of human culture, oursearch for knowledge, and our expression of our beliefs. As welearn about these topics, we will begin to answer the question ofwhat it means to be human.How to Use this Study GuideWe created this Study Guide for you as a study tool. Bycompleting this Study Guide, you will cover important informationfor the test. The great advantage of using this tool is that it willsignificantly reduce the overall study time required to pass theAssessment. We recommend that you print out this packet so that you canwrite out the information by hand. We may be an online University rich in technology, but time has shown that people always remember things better when they’re handwritten. You’ll want to be sure to record your notes in your own words – again, you’ll find that you’ll remember it better that way.Keep in mind that your Course Instructors are always available to help you as you explore MindEdge – whether it be questions about the Study Guide’s content, or the ideas you’ll read about, Course Instructors can provide you with the clarity and answers you need. We hope that you’ll enjoy learning about the different and thought-provoking realm of humanities, and are looking forward to working with you as you move toward the Objective Assessment!MODULE 1 STUDY GUIDE: The Foundations of HumanitiesInstructions: Module 1 introduces you to the world of the humanities. It describes for you what the humanities are, why we continue to study them today, and their enduring value to us as humans. Because this is a foundational Module, you’ll need to know the terms below. For each term, locate itsdefinition in Module 1, rephrase it in your own words, and then record that to the right. Pro Tip: The first one has been completed for you below as an example.TermDefinitionHumanitiesThe creative and intellectual achievements of humankind.
ThemesClassicismAgapeErosEpicArchetypeMonomythHumanismMythsBeautyAesthetic experienceMusicReligionLiteratureTheatreDanceArchitecture2
PhilosophyConfucianismBuddhismMODULE 2 STUDY GUIDE: The Classical PeriodOverview: Module 2 explores the ancient Greek & Roman civilizations, which form the basis of Western culture today. Both cultures broke new ground in art, language, science, and politics. By learning about what Greece & Rome contributed to the world we know today, we can better understand both where we have been and where we are going, culturally. Themes of the Classical PeriodThemeDefinitionHumanismHumanism celebrates human achievements and talent, and encourages people to become their best.

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