Humanities 1502: Introduction to the Humanities from the Renaissance to Today
Lecture and Portfolio Resources:
Powerpoint Lectures (Under Construction)
Class Library Guide
Cultural Experience Report Library Guide
How to Write Bibliography Entries in MLA Style
Exam Study Guides (Under Construction):
Exam 1 Study Guide
Exam 2 Study Guide
Exam 3 Study Guide
Exam 4 Study Guide
Links of Interest:
Gordon State College Calendar (look here to find information on Gordon’s theater and music recital offerings)
Find numerous films about the arts and humanities through Films on Demand via Galileo.
Find numerous works of literature through Literature Online via Galileo.
New Sounds: a show featuring new classical, electronic, avant garde, unusual and world music (click on show archive—down a ways on the right-hand side of the web page—to see a full listing of months with shows; there are over 3000 shows that you can listen to)
The Red-Hot Jazz Archive: a history of jazz before 1930, with historical essays and embedded real audio links
Project Gutenberg: over 20,000 free electronic books from the greatest writers in the world
Check out the Iowa Review Web to learn about and experience new forms of electronic literature
Read new forms of online literature from the Electronic Literature Collection
Read Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Women (1792)
View thousands of vintage educational, advertising, industrial and amateur films at the Prelinger Archives
Listen to radio tales of the strange and fantastic
See a play at Atlanta’s famous Shakespeare Tavern (highly recommended!)
Visit the High Museum in Atlanta
Watch a Japanese noh play (the plot of "Tsunemasa": one day a priest holds a service for a young man (Tsunemasa) who died young. Tsunemasa loved writing poems and playing the biwa (a traditional Japanese guitar). The ghost of Tsunemasa appears and he plays the biwa and dances for a while. but suddenly he is distressed by hell's curse. He is ashamed being in trouble in hell and he doesn't want to show it, so he puts out a candle and disappears.) Also available here.
Learn about the style and practice of noh theater.
Here is a good version of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo
Tour museums through the Google Art Project
All the world’s major operas condensed into ten minutes (this is funny)
Basics of ballet
Yeats reads his poem, The Second Coming
Advertisement for a classical opera, Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro
Gandhi’s Salt March
Philip Glass’s Satyagraha (excerpt)
Here is a fun postmodernist exercise. An Italian artist has reimagined what the great paintings of the Renaissance masters would look like if they conformed to 21st century ideals of beauty.
Classical Renaissance sculptures dressed as hipsters
Picasso’s Maiden and the Minotaur series
More of Picasso’s Minotaur paintings and sketches
Philip Glass’s Einstein on the Beach in a sportswear commercial
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