Humanities courses promote the study of cultural developments. Students gain an increased understanding of the world they live in, how it came to be as it is, and what their place is in it. Students will be asked to consider how they can apply what they have learned about what has come before to what might occur in the future. Humanities is an interdisciplinary subject in that it is an exploration of the influence particular fields have on each other; for example, the influence of political movements on visual art, or the influence of religion on poetry of the same period. The fields included in the Humanities are: art, history, literature, philosophy, religion, politics, law, music, drama and language. Students are encouraged to make comparisons between different fields and different time periods and to consider the significance of similarities and differences.
Humanities courses fulfill Minnesota Transfer Curriculum requirements and College degree program requirements.
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