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HUM161 - Introduction to the Culture, History, and Arts of England and Scotland
Catalog Description: Immerses students in the cultural, historical, and physical environment of England and Scotland through participation in the Study Abroad Program. Explores key cultural elements and historical events of England and Scotland: their mythology, folklore, art, music, literature, and major political events. Provides critical insights into the countries’ contributions to world culture and civilization through field trips, discussions, “laboratory” experiences and extensive writing. Participation in the Study Abroad program required
Lecture: 3 hrs.
Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon successful completion of this course as documented through writing, objective testing, case studies, laboratory practice, and/or classroom discussion, the student will be able to:
1.* Compose a research project on English and/or Scottish culture correctly using MLA format, including in-text citations and a works cited page, incorporating quotations and essays which show the ability to analyze, synthesize, and think critically about the class texts.
2.Analyze and describe key elements of English and Scottish literature, music, and/or the visual arts.
3.Identify key events and personalities of English and Scottish mythology and folklore.
4.Identify and appraise the import of historic sites associated with the culture of England and Scotland.
5.Identify and appraise the global impact of English and Scottish culture.
6.Contrast and compare cultural differences between the US and England and Scotland.
* This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the Comprehensive Assessment Plan of the college. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.
I. Historical/cultural overview from the 15th Century to the present day
II. Cultural movements and major contributors
III. Overview of music and the visual arts
IV. Identification and tours of major historic sites of cultural interest
V. Assessing world impact of English and Scottish culture
Effective Term: Summer 2013