Core Humanities (formerly Western Traditions)
The Core Humanities program at TMCC consists of three core curriculum courses that fulfill the general education requirements for students who wish to transfer to or who are currently enrolled at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Each course examines a broad range of information, including: literature, science, art, music, theology, philosophy and history, as it pertains to Western civilization. Readings include primary documents written by authors of the appropriate time period as well as secondary readings from a sourcebook which chronicles events and profiles worldviews of that time period.
Ancient Medieval Culture (CH 201)
This course examines society and history from the ancient Near East, Egypt, Greece and Rome, as well as Medieval to early Renaissance Europe. Students must successfully complete this course before taking the other two courses (which can be taken in any order or simultaneously) and they need to have completed second-semester English composition or its equivalent.
The Modern World (CH 202)
This course picks up where CH 201 leaves off and ends with present-day Europe. American Experience and Constitutional Change shifts the geographical emphasis from Europe to North America. The time period will extend from colonial or pre-colonial times to modern day.
American Experience and Constitutional Change (CH 203)
This course focuses some attention on Nevada, and fulfills the Nevada System of Higher Education requirements for the U.S. and the state of Nevada constitution.
Core Humanities courses at TMCC are designed and taught by a single instructor and the instructional staff is well-qualified to teach within the disciplines represented in Core Humanities. Although instructors attempt to confine the readings for the course to two or three large texts, the number of pages students are required to read and the pages they are required to write in assignments are the same or higher as the requirements at UNR.
At TMCC we are dedicated to making your Core Humanities experience an enjoyable and valuable adventure.