HUM 260 Syllabus

 Division:†††††† Arts and Sciences†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Date:February 2014

Curricula in Which Course is Taught: Liberal Arts, Business Administration or any curriculum requiring a humanities elective

Course Number and Title:††††††††  HUM 260, Survey of Twentieth-Century Culture

Credit Hours:†† 3††††††††††††††††† Hours/Wk Lecture:3†††††††††††††††††††† Hours/Wk Lab:††† ††† ††Lec/Lab Comb:††† 3


I.       Catalog Description: Explores literature, visual arts, philosophy, music, and history of our time from an interdisciplinary perspective.

II.    Relationship of the course to curricula objectives in which it is taught: Students successfully completing the course will demonstrate the ability to read critically, develop a historical perspective, listen objectively, and write in an organized manner.

III. Required background:ENF 3

IV. Course Content:

Surveys cultural events and influences from the 1950ís, 60ís, and 70ís.

Examples may include

A.    Historical documentaries

B.     Biographies of musicians, writers, and artists

C.     Movies

D.    Selected fiction and nonfiction readings

E.     Music interpretation

V.Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of the course the students will be able to:



Written assignments, quizzes, tests

A.   Trace cultural currents and movements historically

B.     Assess contributions by artists, musicians and writers of the 50ís, 60ís, and 70ís

C.   Write critically about art, music, literature or history of the 50ís, 60ís, and 70ís

    This course supports the following objectives:

DCC Educational Objectives:

Critical Thinking