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Humanities 1A: Background of Culture and Society

Time: MW 10:30-11:45 (Lecture); 12:00-1:15 p.m. (Seminar)
Location: SH 100 and SH 411
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Humanities 1A is the first of four semesters in the Humanities honors program. During the two-year course we will study the history, literature, art and social/political structures of cultures throughout history. Humanities 1A covers the period from the Neolithic to Ancient Rome. The main lecture section covers topics listed in the reading schedule. Seminar sections cover the reading assignments also listed in the reading schedule. The seminar meeting will, in many ways, act as extension of, and supplement to, the main lecture. The seminar will offer you more opportunity to participate and follow up on questions you have concerning the reading and lecture material. This participation is very important and you are expected to come to the seminar meeting ready to discuss the assigned topics. In addition to this, the seminar is the forum for developing writing and verbal skills elemental to the class. You will write essays, long and short, give a speech to the class, and engage in lively discussion.