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The Humanities Get Personal

Submitted by Arts & Sciences Web Team on May 1, 2017 - 5:00pm
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Ancient coins. An Italian Renaissance painting. A piano composition. A Sanskrit grammar text. Ask a dozen humanities faculty to share a meaningful artifact, and you’ll get a dozen different responses. Ask them to talk about their artifact, and you have the makings of a course.

Or at least part of a course — Humanities 201 — offered by the UW College of Arts & Sciences. The new online course, an introduction to the humanities, features faculty discussing artifacts, describing their specific field within the humanities or related arts disciplines, and explaining why they were drawn to that field. Related readings and dozens of small assignments supplement the faculty videos.

"The humanities help us see [the world]...

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