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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 might guess, the humanities are a rich, compelling subject! When we study the humanities, we study the history of human culture, our search for knowledge, and our expression of our beliefs. As we learn about these topics, we will begin to answer the question of what it means to be human.To demonstrate your competency with these topics, you will be asked to successfully pass one Objective Assessment, or exam. The Objective Assessment’s questions are drawn from the material in the MindEdge learning resource you were automatically enrolled in when you activated this course. As you’ll find, MindEdge contains six Modules (think of them as chapters in a book). These modules are what you will be tested on.How to Use this Study GuideWe created this Study Guide for you as a study tool. By completing this Study Guide, you will cover important information for the test. The great advantage of using this tool is that it will significantly reduce the overall study time required to pass the Assessment. We recommend that you print out this packet so that you can write 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 thisis a foundational Module, you’ll need to know the terms below. For each term, locate its definition 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. ThemesAre unifying ideas that are repeated or developed throughout a literary or artistic work. (include love and hero)
Classicism(Classicism, Revolution, Individualism)These three themes tell us something about values central to the Western world, these themes affect not just a single period or generation butare powerful enough themes throughout history.

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