Updated January 05, 2011
- State Approval Code: 2401035112
- Semester Credit Hours: 3
- Lecture Hours per Week: 3
- Contact Hours per Semester: 45
Basic Intellectual Compentencies in the Core Curriculum
- Critical thinking
- Computer literacy
Perspectives in the Core Curriculum
- Establish broad and multiple perspectives on the individual in relationship to the larger society and world in which he/she lives, and to understand the responsibilities of living in a culturally and ethnically diversified world.
- Stimulate a capacity to discuss and reflect upon individual, political, economic, and social aspects of life in order to understand ways in which to be a responsible member of society.
- Recognize the importance of maintaining health and wellness.
- Develop a capacity to use knowledge of how technology and science affect their lives.
- Develop personal values for ethical behavior.
- Develop the ability to make aesthetic judgments.
- Use logical reasoning in problem solving.
- Integrate knowledge and understand the interrelationships of the scholarly disciplines.
Core Components and Related Exemplary Educational Objectives
Humanities and Visual and Performing Arts
- To demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.
- To understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within an historical and social context.
- To respond critically to works in the arts and humanities.
- To engage in the creative process or interpretive performance and comprehend the physical and intellectual demands required of the author or visual or performing artist.
- To articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities.
- To develop an appreciation for the aesthetic principles that guide or govern the humanities and arts.
- To demonstrate knowledge of the influence of literature, philosophy, and/or the arts on intercultural experiences.
Instructional Goals and Purposes
Panola College's instructional goals include 1) creating an academic atmosphere in which students may develop their intellects and skills and 2) providing courses so students may receive a certificate/an associate degree or transfer to a senior institution that offers baccalaureate degrees.
General Course Objectives
2. distinguish the arts from the other humanities
3. examine the ways in which the arts begin to reveal values
4. develop an appreciation for the aesthetic principles of the arts and humanities
5. analyze primary works in the arts to include painting, sculpture, architecture, literature, drama, music, dance, film, television & video art and photography
6. examine the ways in which the arts are related to one another and how they sometimes intersect
7. relate the arts to the other humanities
Specific Course Objectives
2. answer a Perception Key in each chapter
3. analyze a work in each chapter in terms of how it contributes to the humanities
4. identify works in the arts within a historical framework
5. demonstrate knowledge of the influence of literature, philosophy and the arts on intercultural experiences
6. experience a personal interaction with works in the arts and humanities
General Description of Each Lecture or Discussion
1. an introduction to the humanities
2. what is a work of art
3. being a critic of the arts
Part II: The arts
12. television and video art
Part III: Interrelationships
14. interrelationships of the arts
15. is it art or something like it
16. interrelationships of the humanities
Methods of Instruction/Course Format/Delivery
2. presentation to the class on a humanities topic
3. journal writing on reflections of topics studied
5. analysis of a current magazine article dealing with the humanities