△History of Humanities[4C20]
カーニー マイケル 准教授 [ 教員業績 JP EN ]
- Students will gain an understanding of various paradigms of human history from an humanities perspective in order to discover the intersections between technology and the humanities and reveal the interrelationship between the thought processes associated with both.
- None. However, students should be willing to communicate in English. The course will be conducted in English.
- Students will be able to analyze works/products made by humans and understand their importance to humanity. Students will be aware of the motivations behind the making of these works/products.
- Technology is both a production of the human condition and a major factor in the development of the human condition. It is essential for students of architecture/technology to have a firm grounding in the interrelatedness of their majors and the development of humanities’ concepts in order for them to conceive of pertinent and progressive designs. To achieve this, the course in History of Humanities will examine the motivations behind developments from both needs based and intrinsic creativity based points of view. This will entail analyzing structural, technological, and scientific achievements and aesthetic principles across the paradigm shifts of human culture.
Students will have to read and write for homework. Instructors will provide written and oral feedback.
Week 1: Orientation and overview of course
Weeks 2-4: The Ancient World to the European Medieval Period
Early structures: functionality and aesthetics
Influence of environment on aesthetics and design
Representation for purpose of control: religion, politics, and power
Weeks 5-8: Creative Arts and Design during the Renaissance and Enlightenment
Effects of Transculturalization
Age of Exploration and Colonization
Economic Paradigm Shifts
Religious Paradigm Shifts
Rise of the Middle Class
Shift towards subjectivity
Weeks 9-11: Rise of Democracies and Industrial Age
Spread of Reading: Rise of the novel and short story
Correlations between literature, art, and design
Creations for the common person
Weeks 12-15: Post-industrial developments
Effects of mass media
- Homework（20%), course work（20%), projects/tests（30%) and oral/aural performance（30%)
Students must achieve 60％ or above to earn the credit.
- No text is required for this course.
- Shinjuku Campus A-2737: Wednesdays & Thursdays lunch time and by appointment.
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