The class has helped to enhance my research and communication skills. For example, one of the assignments in the class was to do an interdisciplinary humanities critical analysis essay after reading the article “An Interpretation of Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam Based on Neuroanatomy” by Dr. Frank Meshberger. The article is a combination of three different disciplines; art when the Michelangelo’s masterpiece is analyzed, religious studies when talking about God and Adam, and anatomy when addressing the background shapes painted behind the form of God, giving the impression of an image of the human brain. Some individuals might get a little nervous at the beginning of the class, because not many people know what to expect from Interdisciplinary Inquiry. I am glad I took this class, because it gave me the tools to be a better Liberal Arts student and continue to progress towards my
Now since we are being honest with each other, I can admit that I did not even know that one could major in the humanities. In comparison to the other sections, this course seemed less likely to include research-based papers or business related prompts. After some research, I am pleasantly surprised to discover that the humanities can be anything from music to history and culture and do not include any topics I find boring.
From grammar jeopardy in English class to researching Túpac Amaru in Spanish, all of my classes at BHMS are extremely alluring and fun, but my Humanities class to stand out within all of my great classes. The Humanities class in BHMS is the perfect combination of hands-on education, creativity and Fun. Mixing those three things is a tough thing to do, but my teacher Launa Schweizer does it every time. She make every single class so fun and engaging, whether it is going outside and polling people or making an imaginary journey to Oregon. Humanities is by far my favorite class and always manages to interest me no matter what.
| This quiz consist of 40 multiple choice questions. The first 10 questions cover the material in Chapter 4. The second 10 questions cover the material in Chapter 5. The third 10 questions cover the material in Chapter 6. The last 10 questions cover the material in Chapter 8. Be sure you are in the correct Chapter when you take the quiz.
What is the value of studying the humanities in a business or technical curriculum? How might a topic such as ancient art enhance contemporary life?
Even though this speech was incredibly difficult, I loved the project and the purpose of the class: to think deeply, to create and discuss ideas, to change and shape our opinions. I uncovered passions for many different aspects of humanities in this class, and that experience combined with my experience captaining an ethical debate team intersect in philosophy. I’ve always been an avid reader but I find that my favorite books--The Fall, The Trial, Sometimes A Great Notion--all incorporate the critical thought I’m drawn to with philosophy. I love to think, and that’s what philosophy is all
What I liked most about the class was hearing the “other side” of history. As we learn history is written by the victor, it is still very important to learn about both sides to make unbiased arguments and avoid intolerance of a people, culture, religion, etc. I also liked the scheme of 10 essays 10 points each. I actually liked it so much I credited the idea and suggested it to my English professor this semester. I also did like this project because we picked a topic of our choice and freely researched it. I also like the sense of community and critical thinking in the class . It was not like a regular college class where I do not even know the man to my left or the woman to my right, but instead a real community with less tension and less fear to attempt to think critically. What I disliked about the class was the reading. Although Zinn makes good arguments it is so blindingly obvious of his biases. It is important to question society and authority but I do not think Zinn goes about it the right way. Overall I liked the course. I feared it would be a liberally biased class, however, it was straight facts with no bashing of either side which allowed me to learn more and think
There are many benefits to offering the humanities courses as a liberal arts degree and has been an option for students for ages. Conversely, due to the rising, uncontrolled costs of college tuition, colleges and universities need to streamline a goal oriented education at the end of each student's college commitment to make their financial commitment justifiable. Additionally, the students enter college with the anticipation that they will be gainfully employed which will eventually make them wealthy. The decision at Centenary College to cut courses in the humanities is controversial for a variety of reasons. For instance, in advanced degrees such as engineering, some feel it is not necessary to take unrelated courses, such as, music, arts, religion, and philosophy. These are all just extras that are taking time away from students who want to major in something that does not involve these things. On the other hand, some humanity courses are important because they are believed to teach
In addition to the reading, I thought it was beneficial to discuss and analyze the writings of Malcolm Gladwell, this too involved critical thinking by way of interpreting what Gladwell discussed and what he was inferring as well. It was both interesting and beneficial to see everyone’s interpretation of the text and to see the various ways they explained it through their writings. This has been a very beneficial course, and I can see why the college has chosen this particular
All in all, this course was greatly informative. I especially loved the C.S. Lewis quotes, and the little articles and newspaper clippings that supported the ideas we were discussing. The encyclical readings were sometimes difficult to accomplish in time for class, but I did enjoy reading them. In fact, I would say that my favorite part about the course was reading the Gospel of Life. Also, thank you for answering our many questions and for being flexible in the discussions and topics.
I have learned so much in this class to prepare me for a successful college experience. There were some topics that caught my attention more than others. Such as, time and stress management, University resources, and critical thinking.
According to Max Weber, the Protestant Revolution was a significant ideological development in the history of capitalism, not simply religion. The idea that salvation could be attained by works of the faith alone enabled people to separate their economic, secular life from their private religious life. "Contrary to medieval belief, religious vocations were no longer considered superior to economic vocations for only personal faith mattered with God" (Frey 2010). The uncertainty of faith also drove people to demonstrate their moral worth to the community: "Uncertainty about salvation, according to Weber, had the psychological effect of producing a single-minded search for certainty. Although one could never influence God's decision to extend or withhold election, one might still attempt to ascertain his or her status. A life that '... served to increase the glory of God' presumably flowed naturally from a state of election" (Frey 2010).
Though looked down upon by many schools, Arts and Humanities play quintessential educational role in developing moral imagination. The Arts and Humanities allow individual to grow and mature into their own person and not society ideal easily manipulated tool. Arts and Humanities gifts its students with the ability to think critically and build a sense of moral imagination. Which despite the misconception, does support the cause of democratic education.
1. Think of your past experience with reading and fictional analysis - what do you love about reading and debating a good story - what don 't you like - how do you think this class will hone your reading and thinking skills.