Faculty of
Humanities & Social Sciences

Faculty of
Humanities & Social Sciences

HUMN 201/HIST 201 is the first of two, three-credit courses that together survey the development of Western civilization from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt to the complicated and sophisticated world of the post-industrial era.

HUMN 201/HIST 201 is the first of two, three-credit courses that together survey the development of Western civilization from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt to the complicated and sophisticated world of the post-industrial era.

This course introduces Western European music from its beginnings in antiquity to the Baroque era ending in the mid eighteenth century.

Welcome to Ancient Rome a third-year Athabasca University course that is cross-listed as Humanities 312 / Classics 312 / History 312. This three-credit, senior-level (third-year) course examines the fascinating events and developments during a formative period in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. There are no prerequisites for this course, but students are strongly recommended to have mastered junior-level study, reading, and writing skills.

Welcome to Ancient Rome a third-year Athabasca University course that is cross-listed as Humanities 312 / Classics 312 / History 312. This three-credit, senior-level (third-year) course examines the fascinating events and developments during a formative period in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. There are no prerequisites for this course, but students are strongly recommended to have mastered junior-level study, reading, and writing skills.

Humanities/History/Religious Studies 313: Early Christians aims to explore the identity, history, and thought of the early Christians from the forces that shaped the birth of Christianity to approximately the sixth century CE. This is not so much a course on the development of doctrine or the Bible, but on the early Christian people; who they were, what they practiced, how they lived, and how they came to formulate a religious identity.
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Humanities 417 is designed to develop the student's understanding and appreciation for the role of critical theory, and the theoretical issues it poses, in relation to cultural studies and the humanities.

Humanities/Music 420: Anglo-American Popular Music Traditions is a reading course, designed for students in the last year of their degree program. It is taught by a combination of print materials and tutorial support. The course should be attempted only by students who have already completed Humanities 285 and Humanities 286 (or their equivalents at another university).

HUMN/MUSI 421 is a three-credit, senior-level reading course designed for students who intend to complete a BA concentration in Humanities or a BA major in History. The course examines the history of folksong collecting in Britain and the United States from 1650 to 1945, and analyses the Folk Music Revival from the 1880s to World War II.
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