MindEdge's Humanities through the Ages Learning Resource

MindEdge's Humanities through the Ages learning resource helps college and university students apply Humanism across the ages. Students draw connections between and across cultures and their respective aesthetic and philosophic disciplines by utilizing games, videos, interactive exercises, quizzes, and other engaging content.

This modular course can be tailored to your school with webtexts, ebooks, and optional trade paperbacks available. It seamlessly integrates into all learning management systems.

MindEdge's Humanities through the Ages content enhances skills in:

  • Identifying the core principles of Humanism
  • Understanding the major disciplines in the humanities
  • Discussing the different perspectives brought by Western and non-Western cultures to the humanities
  • Describe major themes in the humanities
  • Recognizing the interplay of language, visual art, literature, and performing arts in the construction of major civilizations and key historical time periods
  • Considering the influence of Greek and Roman culture on concurrent and later societies
  • Analyzing the aesthetic experience in a variety of contexts

Humanities through the Ages presents students with multi-faceted frameworks for understanding how Humanism has evolved over time, challenging and engaging learners to consider how a particular culture in a particular time period was influenced by other cultures, yet produced their own, unique modes of aesthetic expression. This is accomplished through activities, both interactive and narrative, where students must consider not only how to analyze a particular medium of aesthetic expression in its own right but also how to deepen that analysis by applying cultural, cross-cultural, historical, and cross-discipline contexts. There is an objective midterm exam and an objective final assessment, but this course can easily be tailored to accommodate a variety of written assignments, whether analytical and/or self-reflective in nature.

There are fifteen modules in the learning resource:

  1. Introduction to the Humanities
  2. The Visual Arts
  3. Literary Expression
  4. The Performing Arts
  5. The First Civilizations
  6. The Classical Tradition: Greece and Rome
  7. The Middle Ages
  8. The Renaissance, Reformation, and Age of Exploration
  9. The Baroque and Age of Enlightenment
  10. Neoclassicism, Romanticism, and Realism
  11. Modernism and the 20th Century
  12. Post-Modernism and the 21st Century
  13. Imagination, Values, and Emotion
  14. Connections Across Disciplines
  15. Humanities and Culture