HUM 103 - The Shock of the New: 20th Century Culture
A course on the humanities in the twentieth century. The nineteenth-century background. Developments in modern thought. Modernism in music, the visual arts, and literature, 1880-1940. Major cultural movements (expressionism, surrealism, etc.). High modernism, 1940-1975. New directions in culture (international style, theater of the absurd, etc.). Late twentieth century developments, 1975-2000. Recent trends in art, music, and literature (magic realism, the new classicism, etc.).
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Identify some of the major interpretations of the nature of modernism and postmodernism in the arts and humanities of the twentieth century.
2. Describe some of the major movements in the arts humanities from the late nineteenth century to the late twentieth century.
3. Describe some of the major politcal, social, economic, and institutional influences on the arts and humanities in the twentieth century.
4. Identify some of the influences of twentieth century arts and humanities on the contemporary.
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