FAS 201-E2020 Introduction to Humanities I
Term and Dates:
Term 11ew2; 10/31/2011 through 12/23/2011, M/W 8:05PM-10:35PM
Andreas W. Reif, B.A., M.Div.
(603) 289-4739 cell; (866) 401-9759 (fax)
All Undergraduate Continuing Education instructors at all center
locations (Manchester, Nashua, Salem, Portsmouth, Brunswick ME) will be available
to students for a minimum of four additional hours of face-to-face meeting time per
term. This time is in addition to the required 20 hours of face-to-face time in hybrid
classes and the required 40 hours of face-to-face time in lecture classes. How the
additional meeting time is utilized is at the discretion of the instructor and may vary
by course. I will seek to be available ½ hour before each class, either in the
classroom itself, or in another classroom tba.
Fiero, Gloria K.
The Humanist Tradition 1-3, (Sixth Edition).
New York: McGraw-Hill,
ISBN# 9780077945824 as a packet (ISBN#-9780073523972, 9780077346188,
This course offers vocabulary, understanding and appreciation of the
visual arts in their cultural contexts in history, religion, literature, music and ideas. It focuses
on the achievements of ancient Greece and Rome, the medieval period and the
Renaissance while also exploring related issues in non-European culture. May be taken
independently of FAS 202.
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
-Demonstrate an understanding of the links between art and its contexts. Among others
these may be historical, social, political, psychological, scientific, or religious.
-Analyze selected works of art with regard to media, means, context and content, and
communicate their findings clearly using appropriate vocabulary.
-Identify selected great works of art history and explain their stylistic and cultural contexts.