Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL1010 or instructor's approval. This is a survey course focusing on art, music, theatre, film, dance, architecture, and philosophy. It examines the unfolding of global humanistic traditions in order to reawaken our sense of wonder and curiosity about the meaning of life. The course gives the students criteria from which to evaluate their own times and situation and in addition, enriches students' historical perspectives. It shows how the various arts intersect, influence and are influenced by their times.