This course focuses on the study and appreciation of representative examples of visual and performing arts, literature, music and religion of various world cultures. The exploration of interrelationships of the arts and their philosophies emphasizes the nature of humankind and the need to create. The course explores human values, attitudes, and ideas by examining the history and nature of human creative expression from a variety of time periods, art forms, creators and cultural traditions. We will investigate the interrelationships of cultural history, spiritual traditions, philosophy, literature, and the visual and performing arts using readings, Internet research, comments posted to an online discussion forum, and both critical and creative projects.
LEC: 3 units | 3 hours per week