HUMANITIES 1301 Schedule


Week 1 

Introduction to Class

Prehistory and The Birth of Civilization

Week 2

Chapter 1: Mesopotamia: Gods, Rulers, and the Social Order**

Chapter 2:  Africa: Gods Rulers, and the Social Order

Week 3

Chapter 3: India, China, and the Americas

Chapter 4: Greece: Humanism and the Speculative Leap

Week 4

Chapter 5: The Classical Style

Chapter 6:  Rome: The Rise to Empire

Week 5

Chapter 7: China: The Rise to Empire

Week 6

Essay 1 and Test 1

Week 7

Chapter 8: A Flowering of Faith: Christianity and Buddhism

Chapter 9: The Language of Faith: Symbolism and the Arts

Week 8

Chapter 10: The Islamic World: Religion and Culture

Chapter 11: Patterns of Medieval Life

Week 9

Chapter 12: Christianity and the Medieval Mind

Chapter 13: The Medieval Synthesis in the Arts

Week 10

Chapter 14: The World Beyond the West: India, China, and Japan

Week 11

Essay 2 and Text 2

Week 12

Chapter 15: Adversity and Challenge: The 14th Century Transition

Chapter 16: Classical Humanism in the Age of the Renaissance

Week 13

Chapter 17: Renaissance Artist: Disciples of Nature, Masters of Invention

Chapter 18: Cross-Cultural Encounters: Asia, Africa, and the Americas

Week 14:

Chapter 19: Protest and Reform: The Waning of the Old Order

Week 15

Essay 3 and Test 3

Week 16 

Final Project

Textbook readings from The Humanistic Tradition, Vol 1, 7th edition, by Gloria K. Fiero, McGraw Hill

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Lyman Grant is a professor of creative writing and humanities at Austin Community College. He has work at ACC since 1978. He is the author or editor of two textbooks, two books relating to Texas literature, three volumes and a chapbook of poetry. Recently he traveled the United States for a year in a 34-foot RV 5th wheel trailer with his wife and two younger sons.