UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
Department of Humanities and Philosophy
General Humanities: Ancient to Medieval HUM 2113 - Fall
Sections: 16014, MWF, 12:00 - 12:50 PM, LA 239
2:50 PM, LA 239
INSTRUCTOR - S. Taylor, M.F.A. Humanities Lecturer
OFFICE - LA 205D, Hours: TR – 9:45-10: 45 AM, MWF-1:50-1:50 PM
Office Phone - 974-5679, email
Please reference your class hour/days in messages.
A study of the major artistic, intellectual and literary accomplishments of Western
civilization, which dates from the Ancient to the Medieval period. In essence a “cultural history” survey class
designed to both familiarize the student with the basics of our particular civilization and to foster an
awareness of the broader human endeavor. The class will consist of lectures and discussions, using audio -
visual aids when appropriate
Seventh edition of
The Western Humanities Volume I
and Readings in the Western Humanities
Matthews Platt and Noble.
The University of Central Oklahoma is a learning-centered organization
committed to transformative education through active engagement in the teaching-learning interchange,
scholarly and creative pursuits, leadership, global competency, healthy lifestyles, and service to others
Global and Cultural competencies
will be achieved by examining the multiple different cultures’
achievements and effects on each other across time and geography that have shaped our contemporary
culture and continue to influence cross cultural relations at home and across the globe.
Scholarly and creative pursuits/ Problem solving
will be addressed through an assigned essay based on
the attendance at a concert or museum visit using analysis and research of the historical, philosophical,
aesthetic and technical elements that have resulted in specific examples of music, literature and the arts.
Students should be able to:
identify significant cultural achievements particular to different time periods and areas of the
analyze and discuss the connections between the cultural arts and values of the past to each
other and the present.
Students are expected to read and write at a sophomore level.
Perfect attendance is worth 10 extra points. Students leaving early, texting, etc. will
not be eligible for extra points. Attendance is critical to pass the class. Notes from lectures and
films will be an aid to your success on tests. Any information about changes in readings, test
schedules, essay topics, guidelines will be discussed in class and are your responsibility.
University sponsored events that will affect attendance should be brought to the instructor’s