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Introduction to Humanities

Course Overview

Introduction to the Humanities is a specially-designed introductory course that will expose students to skills necessary to be successful in the English and History courses offered at Davidson Academy Online. Through four theme-based units that cover topics ranging from the nature of time to cultural studies of food, students will be introduced to critical thinking strategies like identifying points of view, making comparisons, and recognizing patterns to make predictions. In addition, students will develop note-taking and organizational skills and have opportunity to practice working with feedback from instructors and peers while focusing on reflective practices and goal-setting strategies. The course draws from a variety of texts, including short stories, poems, essays, primary historical documents, scientific papers, and cultural artifacts to engage students in the work of studying the humanities at DAO.