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Project 1B
Sunday, 28 August 2005
Project 1B
Humanities: Those branches of knowledge, such as philosophy, literature, and art, that are concerned with human thought and culture; the liberal arts.

History: The branch of knowledge that records and analyzes past events: “History has a long-range perspective” (Elizabeth Gurley Flynn). The discipline that records and interprets past events involving human beings.

Art: Human effort to imitate, supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature. A field or category of art, such as music, ballet, or literature. A nonscientific branch of learning; one of the liberal arts.

Literature: The body of written works of a language, period, or culture. Imaginative or creative writing, especially of recognized artistic value:Literature must be an analysis of experience and a synthesis of the findings into a unity (Rebecca West).

Society: The totality of social relationships among humans.

Culture: The totality of socially transmitted behavior patterns, arts, beliefs, institutions, and all other products of human work and thought. The predominating attitudes and behavior that characterize the functioning of a group or organization.

Socio-economics: Of or involving both social and economic factors.

Film: a form of entertainment that enacts a story by a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement; "they went to a movie every Saturday night"; "the film was shot on location"

The humanities are a broad and diverse area of study comprising any topics which are concerned with human thought and culture. Thus literature, art, history, socio-economics, film and culture (all elements of a society) are sub categories of the humanities. Literature, art, history and film are all similar in that they are all remnants or creations of an existing society or culture. Humanities is concerned with the creation of these items. The type of culture they are coming from can often predict the types of items that arise. Society and Culture are synonymous in the sense that both are bodies that produce these items. They differ however, in that a society can have multiple cultures within it, but not more multiple societies.

Posted by sharonthethird at 11:02 PM PDT
Updated: Sunday, 28 August 2005 11:04 PM PDT
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