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Area C: The Arts and Humanities

Area C – 3 Introduction to the Humanities

1. Is introductory and has no prerequisites.

2. Is broad in scope or survey in nature.

3. Develops a comprehensive understanding and appreciation of the heritage being studied and transmits a knowledge of the Western and Non-Western cultural heritage in the humanities.

4. Focuses on ideas and values of various cultures and traditions as expressed in their literatures, philosophies or religions.

5. Develops an understanding of and appreciation for the diversity of the human community.

6. Presents the contributions and perspectives of women; persons from various ethnic, socio-economic, and religious groups, gays and lesbians; and persons with disabilities. [At least two of these groups should be included in the course.]

Students will:

1. Identify and explain the principal values and/or traditions reflected in one area of emphasis within this category.

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