HUH401: Human (2014-2015)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Visual Arts
COURSE TITLE: Humanities
CALENDAR YEAR: 2014-2015
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks
Major Concepts/Content: The humanities course is designed to be an integrated study of history, literature, language, philosophy, the visual arts, theatre, dance, and music. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking, creativity, and the rights and responsibilities of the individual in a society. Students explore aspects of human behavior and human ideals. Instructional activities are interdisciplinary, drawing content examples, and resources from a variety of curriculum areas. Students engage in activities that focus on the arts, including theater the visual arts, dance music, architecture, film, and television. The course will provide opportunities for individuals to explore ethical and moral issues.
DoDEA Humanities Standards
Upon completion of the humanities course, students should be able to:
Understand Our Human Nature.
- To understand our physical nature.
- To understand our psychological nature.
- To understand our social nature.
- To understand our aesthetic nature.
- To understand our spiritual nature.
Understand Human Roles and Behavior.
- To understand that humans explore.
- To understand that humans think.
- To understand that humans lead.
- To understand that humans create.
Understand Human Ideals.
- To understand that humans seek truth.
- To understand that humans seek love.
- To understand that humans seek justice.
- To understand that humans seek beauty.
- Human Nature
- Art & Life
- Age & Perspective
- Heroes & Leaders
- Rational Culture
- Holistic Cultures
- Ideals & Change
- Art Enhances Life
- Careers in the Humanities
- The Science of Art
- Science as Medium
- Gutenberg & Beyond
Textbook and Materials
There is no textbook required for this course. All of the instructional content is available online within the Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS).
Each of you will receive a copy of William Kamkwamba’s memoir, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, to use this semester.