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HMN 1: Roots of the Western Tradition
Basic ideas of Western thought from early Greek, Roman, Judaic, and Christian traditions. Representative readings in drama, epic, historical writings, oratory, creation stories, scriptural traditions, philosophy, and spiritual autobiography.
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HMN 2: Ideas in Western Culture: Aquinas to Locke
An examination in historical context of central texts from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Enlightenment: Aquinas, Dante, Machiavelli, Erasmus, Luther, Montaigne, Bacon, Shakespeare, Rabelais, Descartes, Milton, and Locke.
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HMN 3: The Enlightenment
Primary works representative of 18th-century European and American culture, examined from thematic and historical perspectives. Music, drama, poetry, the novel, art, architecture, economics, philosophy, and science are among the subjects included; 18th-century notions of Nature, ...
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HMN 4: Romanticism and Revolution: The 19th Century
Major themes of 19th-century culture from 1789 to 1900 in representative works of European and American art, literature, music, drama, philosophy, and theology. The 19th-century resources of Washington—museums, monuments, collections, concerts, plays—form part of the curriculum.
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HMN 5: The 20th-Century Consciousness
Major themes and paradigms of 20th-century civilization as expressed in key literary and philosophic texts, visual arts, music, and cultural artifacts. Key issues include the meaning of history in the age of two world wars; the Holocaust and the crisis of reason; the authority of...
Professors: Ganz, R
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HMN 6: Asian Humanities
The traditional art and literature of the cultures of South Asia (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tibet) and East Asia (China, Korea, Japan). Attention to religious and philosophical systems as well as to continuities and changes in modern Asian culture.
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HMN 7: Africana Humanities
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Professors: Blyden, N
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HMN 7: Africana Humanities (African Humanities)
An interdisciplinary introduction to the study of people of Africa and the African Diaspora in historical context. Links in the cultural, political, and intellectual experiences of people of African descent in the Americas, Caribbean, Europe, and Africa.
Professors: Blyden, N
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HMN 8: Islamic Humanities
Facets of Islamic civilization, including the defining features of the Islamic tradition and the history within which it has unfolded. The diversity within the Islamic community is considered, especially in its encounter with modernity.
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HMN 1005: The 20th-Century Consciousness
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Professors: Ganz, R
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