Humanities is about being human. Essentially, every human being alive knows what it feels like to be lonely, to try to communicate the feelings inside to the people outside. Sometimes we succeed in making others understand what we see and what we feel -- sometimes we fail. Humanities is the story of all of humanity trying to communicate, trying to leave behind in art some record of how they felt, how they thought, and what they knew. Welcome to the bigger picture. The world is at your doorstep. Do you dare step outside yourself and try to communicate with things you may not agree with or understand?
This website is designed to accompany Wendy Neeld's HUM1020, Introduction to the Humanities at Pasco Hernando Community College. The website provides the materials to accompany the class, notably the study guide, the web quests, and the chapter activities required by the course.
The menu on the left provides basic navigation for the website. The primary topics represent the 4 main sections of the course (each one followed by a test). Underneath each of those primary sections are subtopics that match up with the course sections/ book chapters.
Within each of the time periods/chapter sections, you will find 3 things:
Last but not least, your 2 major writing assignments for the class are included with detailed instructions and information. Both the museum visit/review and the requirement to tie a work of art into the culture & history of its time period are explained to the left. Good luck! Please feel free to email me or to use the google group set up for this class.