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HUM 101 Introduction to Humanities

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    Jan 23, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I was throughly intrigued by the way Dr. Dycus took us through the history of Western Civilization by following philosophers and art. The information was presently clearly and I loved the way he connected everything we learned with key themes for a each unit.

    Course highlights:

    As I already mentioned above, the key themes were definitely a highlight for me. It connected the mindset and vision for the artists and philosophers we learned about and gave a context with which we could connect a bigger picture. I specifically loved reading a few excerpts from Saint Augustine's "Confessions".

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Read the assignments even if it seems like there are too many! As I read, I would also highlight or jot down notes which was extremely helpful for studying later. With each test, we would have a in-class essay on the key points. The best way I found to study for this was jotting down each example you could find for each point and make the connections in your brain. Having a full understanding of each key point will help you memorize the examples you need to give!

    • Spring 2016
    • DJ Dycus
    • Always Do the Reading Many Small Assignments Great Discussions
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    Jul 28, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Intro to Humanities can be a difficult subject, but it is much easier to understand with the professor. He gives wonderful examples and keeps the class involves, which is wonderful for those early morning classes. He is one of the few teachers who will remind you about upcoming assignments and is an all around great guy.

    Course highlights:

    My favorite part of that class was when we would have talks about philosophy and our discussion about Dante's Inferno. We learned about Plato and the Allegory of the caves, which personally helped me understand more about how humans perceive things and how if we take a step back and look at a situation from a different angle we can understand so much more then what we thought we knew.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    For new students taking this course, I would highly recommend having study groups and reading the book. I understand that come classes don't require you to own the book, but for this class it is a MUST. Also I would have to tell you not to miss class if you can help it, Mr. Dycus covers a lot every class and it can be hard to catch up.

    • Fall 2015
    • DJ Dycus
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Great Discussions
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    Jun 21, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I believe this class opened my eyes to the reality of arts, culture and the how it connects to the world. The classes are really engaging and the Professor is very passionate about you being passionate about humanities.

    Course highlights:

    I learned of how many cultures have influence on the arts of our world. The significance and the pride countries and sects take in their culture is amazing. Being a business student I look at everything from an economic standpoint but this class pulls you into a deeper part of our humanity.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Come prepared and ready for dialogue. Read the night before, always be prepared in that manner. Do not let your cell phone rings because he will dismiss you from class. Lastly, I would say be opened minded to how you view the world and how others may view it. There will be a lot of dialogue but if you are confident in your opinions then that's the only thing that matters.

    • Summer 2012
    • DJ Dycus
    • Background Knowledge Expected Always Do the Reading Many Small Assignments

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