All vacationers value a personal guide. LANDMARKS is designed to take students of the humanities on a chronological tour through the history of culture in the span of one academic semester. Students are introduced to the creative endeavors of the human imagination as well as the prominent ideas and issues that have shaped the course and character of the world’s cultures through the course LANDMARKS, which focuses on significant landmarks from prehistory to the present day and examines them in depth. These great works of their place and time have been passed down as a living legacy from one generation to the next, and they are the monuments that mark this journey. Gloria Fiero, conscious of the fact that a course in global humanities can be delivered in a variety of formats, reimagines the field to make it more adaptable through the use of a wide range of individualized digital tools that can help you achieve and improve your instructional objectives in a shorter amount of time. Powered by McGraw-Hill Education’s SmartBook 2.0, Fiero provides a learning experience that can be adapted to meet the requirements of every given educational institution, as well as the individual requirements of any given student. The potential of LANDMARKS to combine new extended readings, streaming music, and artwork contributes to a revitalization of the knowledge of the connection between the creative legacies of humankind and the various cultures of the world.
LANDMARKS is one of a kind in a number of important respects:
-It is a multidisciplinary field that investigates the connections between different forms of artistic and literary expression, such as how they contribute to, are defined by, and reflect the distinctive culture of a certain historical period and geographical location.
-It is organized thematically, with each chapter developing a central concept that is introduced in the chapter’s title and elaborated on in the introduction paragraph. The central concept provides a frame of reference for the many milestones as they are revealed in chronological order. For example, Chapter 1 (“Origins: The First Civilizations”) examines our earliest cultures, focusing on human strategies for survival and communal life; Chapter 14 (“Modernism: The Assault on Tradition”) examines the radical rejection of conventional values and styles that revolutionized early twentieth-century culture. Both of these chapters can be found in “Origins: The First Civilizations” and “Modernism: The Assault on Tradition,” respectively.
-There is a degree of sexism involved, since certain landmarks have been selected due to their universality, others due to their distinctive beauty, and still others due to the iconic or symbolic importance they possess. A few of these sites, such as the Statue of Liberty, the Mona Lisa, and the sonnets written by Shakespeare, satisfy more than one of these requirements. The choices of landmarks made by the author might not be the same as those made by other people, and the readers could want to add landmarks of their own.
The Traditions Collection is only available on McGraw-Hill Create® and features readings from western and non-western cultures, as well as ancient and modern offers. These readings have been carefully picked from a variety of academic fields, including literature, philosophy, and science. You can locate the readings at this location: www.mcgrawhillcreate.com/traditions.