This course studies the aspects of human society and culture through an education lens. This course prepares the student majoring in education to incorporate the various visual and performing arts from multiple humanities into everyday education curricula. The course will cover the fundamental and formal elements, the major periods, styles and philosophies, as well as the functions and processes of the humanities and visual and performing arts. This course provides the educator with knowledge on how to effectively employ those creative processes through collaboration, communication, cooperation, and interaction within the classroom. This is an interactive course where the instructor, guest speakers, and students present topics. Knowledge will be applied through small and large group discussions and projects. Students participation requires completion of projects/assignments both during and outside of class. At least one humanities/fine arts field trip will be planned as an integral part of the course.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
- History and philosophy of humanities and fine arts.
- Elements of music in the humanities and fine arts integrated into education curricula.
- Elements of art in the humanities and fine arts integrated into the education curricula.
- Elements of dance in the humanities and fine arts integrated into the education curricula
- Elements of drama in the humanities and fine arts integrated into education curricula.
- Adapting the humanities and fine arts curricula to address students with special needs.
- Integrating humanities and fine arts with technology in the classroom.
• Discuss the philosophical framework of fine arts and the humanities.
• Identify, compare, and contrast the basic components of music (rhythm, melody, harmony, tone color, and texture) from a fine arts and humanities perspective.
• Identify, compare, and contrast the formal elements of art (line, color, shape, space, perspective, dimension, etc.) from a fine arts and humanities perspective.
• Identify, compare, and contrast the basic elements of drama from a humanities and fine arts perspective.
• Identify, compare, and contrast the basic elements of dance from a humanities and fine arts perspective.
• Incorporate the creative processes inspired by the humanities and performing arts into an active learning environment.
• Incorporate fine arts and humanities into everyday classroom activities using various learning technologies (computers, web-based learning activities, websites, videos, software, etc.).
• Create appropriate lessons to engage all students, including the special needs student, in creative and collaborative activities involving the fine arts and humanities.
• Explain the major periods and styles in humanities and fine arts.
• Organize and assess lesson plans incorporating the humanities and fine arts.
• Demonstrate the importance of the humanities as a developmental and motivational process.
This course meets MTA Category 5 - Humanities and Fine Arts
Assessment and Requirements
The academic achievement will be assessed using a combination of quizzes, exams, assignments, presentations, projects, participation, and/or final examination.
Determined by department faculty
- Humanities and Fine Arts
- Critical Thinking and Information Literacy
- Category 5: Humanities and Fine Arts