Core Humanities at the University of Nevada

Students successfully completing CH 201 at UNR will be able to:

  • Express ideas clearly and persuasively both orally and in writing, using relevant evidence to support their arguments.
  • Read, interpret, and analyze primary source texts with attention to content, historical and cultural context, genre, and language.
  • Analyze authors’ arguments by identifying perspectives, assumptions, strategies, and omissions.
  • Demonstrate a basic familiarity with the cultural values, distinctive practices, and achievements in the arts and sciences, of the cultures of the ancient Near East, of ancient and classical Greece, of Rome, and of medieval Europe.
  • Recognize and identify the practices, ideas, and habits of mind that characterize a culture, be able to differentiate one culture from another, and produce a balanced comparison between two texts or cultural practices.
  • Recognize and analyze ancient and medieval precedents for contemporary ideas.
  • Consider the development of notions of morality and justice in ancient and medieval societies, compare the ethical principles in varying systems of belief, religions, and philosophies, and articulate and defend ethical principles of their own.
Student Learning Outcomes