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Unformatted text preview: Humanities 101 A Look at Western Civilization Since the Renaissance Michelangelo--1475-1564 2 Humanities -- What are they? They are studies of human attempts to understand our relationship to ourselves, to others, to our past, to the future, to nature, and to God. 3 Humanities -- What are they? When we reflect on the changes in our lives, when we recognize some of the things we love about the world, and when we resist loss and death with all our strength--we are participating in the humanities. All adults think and choose; all adults reflect and wonder. The humanities address our deepest contemporary concerns. (Annie Dillard, Pulitzer Prize winning novelist) 4 Humanities -- What are they? Through the humanities we reflect on the fundamental question: what does it mean to be human? The humanities offer clues but never a complete answer. They reveal how people have tried to make moral, spiritual, and intellectual sense of a world in which irrationality, despair, loneliness, and death are as conspicuous as birth, friendship, hope and reason. (Report of the Commission on the Humanities) 5 Humanities -- What are they? History Art Philosophy Music Literature Architecture Dance Film 6 Humanities : When did they begin? 1250 A.D. --In Verona and Padua, there began a rediscovery of the total culture of classical antiquity: literature, history, rhetoric, ethics, politics. literature, history, rhetoric, ethics, politics....
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This note was uploaded on 11/24/2011 for the course HUM 201 taught by Professor David during the Fall '10 term at BYU.

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