· All General Requirements delineated for the Cultural History courses obtain to this course (see General Requirements).
· The course should begin with the seventeenth century (however, a review of the late Renaissance is recommended) and end with the post-World War II era or later.
· At least one novel will be taught as an influential form of modern literature; the novel form's impact on the modern imagination should be considered.
· Some English-language poetry is to be taught.
· There is to be a consideration of cinema's impact on the contemporary imagination and society. At least one artistic film will be assigned as required viewing and discussed in class.
· Assignments and discussions will demonstrate the emergence of global consciousness.
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 212 - The Making of the Modern World (3-0-3 )
Prerequisite: HSS 101. Compares and contrasts world cultures since the Renaissance and extending to contemporary times, with special regard to Western civilization and traditions, and their global influence, and with special consideration of architecture, art, dance, drama, film (and other performing arts), literature, music, and philosophy, 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 modern world views. This course satisfies three credits of the GUR in Cultural History.
NJIT Catalog description:
Hum 212 - The Making of the Modern World (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: HSS 101. Compares and contrasts developments in world cultures, with special attention to Western society, from the late Renaissance to the early twentieth century, emphasizing selected studies of architecture, art, literature, music, the performing arts,and philosophy, considered in their historical contexts. This course satisfies three credits of the GUR in Cultural History.