Teacher teaching class of students
Icon of World


Foundations of Humanities

Introduction to the Humanities. Students will examine key works in the arts from Renaissance through the early 20th Century, their historical and cultural context, and the artistic principles that contribute to their significance. Students will then apply these principles in their own creative work, and in making value assessments about the arts.

Course Outcomes

  • Students will be able to identify key works of Western art, architecture, literature and music within their cultural and historical contexts.
  • Students will be able to understand and identify the formal elements of the visual arts, literature, theatre, cinema and music.
  • Students will be able to apply principles of the creative process in their own creative work and in analyzing cultural events.
  • Students will be able to apply basic cognitive and analytical tools to make value assessments about quality in the arts.
« Back to Course offerings


3.0 Credits




Lecture, Online, Hybrid


Fall, Winter, Spring