HUMA 401W (01) - Introduction to Humanities

Introduction to Humanities

Durham   Liberal Arts :: Humanities
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2021 - Full Term (08/30/2021 - 12/13/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 13142
Introduction to the interdisciplinary study of the humanities. Taking as its entry point a significant work, the course is organized by topics related to that work, selected and arranged to invoke lively intellectual debate among faculty and students alike. Group lectures by the three core humanities faculty members. The instructors teaching the course will provide material for smaller weekly discussion sections led by each of those faculty members. Requirements include lively discussions, papers, and examinations. Writing intensive. Not repeatable
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Equivalent(s): HUMA 401
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Humanities(Disc)
Instructors: Nicole Ruane

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/30/2021 12/13/2021 TR 11:10am - 12:30pm HS G34
Additional Course Details: 

This course meets jointly with HUMA 401W.02. Its topic this semester is POWER AND RESPONSIBILTY. How does power go and hand and hand with responsibility? What happens if you have one without the other? How do individual power and responsibility interact with the power and responsibility of a group? What makes a good leader and why? We will examine these issues using ancient texts, modern literature, history, films and psychological studies.