Core Humanities at the University of Nevada

Students successfully completing the Core Humanities sequence 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.
  • Describe the historical forces that created modern, diverse human cultures and the ways societies and nations are interconnected.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the various modes of thought, interpretation, and analysis in the humanities and their uses for understanding contemporary issues.
  • Articulate informed perspectives on the major political and ideological debates of our times and participate in those debates as American and global citizens.
Student Learning Outcomes