· All General Requirements delineated for the Cultural History courses obtain to this course (see General Requirements).
· The course should begin with the earliest civilizations and end with the Renaissance.
· There must be coverage of the contributions of ancient Greece and Rome; an ancient Greek play must be taught.
· There must be an encounter with major religious texts.
· There must be an encounter with major philosophical texts.
· Some work from the Middle Ages must be examined.
· A Renaissance drama is to be taught.
· Appropriate texts will be considered within the tradition of orality-literacy.
Course Description (N.B.: The following is a more detailed description of what should go on in the course than will be found in the NJIT catalog, but it is in fundamental agreement with that catalog description):
Hum 211 - The Pre-Modern World (3-0-3 )
Prerequisite: HSS 101. Compares and contrasts world cultures from early historical time through the Renaissance, with special regard to the formation of Western civilization and traditions, and with special consideration of architecture, art, drama, literature, music, philosophy, and religion, analyzed within historical contexts. Analyses shed light on differing forms of material culture, belief systems, aesthetic norms, and artistic productions to develop an understanding of ancient, medieval and Renaissance world views. This course satisfies three credits of the GUR in Cultural History.
Actual NJIT catalog description:
Hum 211 - The Pre-Modern World (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: HSS 101. Compares and contrasts world cultures, with special attention to an evolving European society, from the earliest times to the Renaissance, emphasizing selected studies of architecture, art, literature, music, the performing arts, philosophy, and religion, considered in their historical contexts. This course satisfies three credits of the GUR in Cultural History.