Art of Being Human, The, Plus NEW MyArtsLab without eText -- Access Card Package

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  • Edition: 11th
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  • Copyright: 2016-05-29
  • Publisher: Pearson

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For courses in Introduction to Humanities
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Help students broaden their perspectives and enrich their lives through the humanities
The Art of Being Human: The Humanities as a Technique for Living introduces students to the joys of the humanities – those disciplines that reflect the best efforts of human culture through the ages and around the globe. Authors Richard Janaro and Thelma Altshuler’s topical, thematic approach empowers students to think critically about key artforms and themes individually, and to draw significant connections among them. The Eleventh Editio n covers contemporary works – such as comic book blockbuster movies and the new golden age of television drama – in nearly every chapter to help students better understand themselves and the world in which they live.

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MyArtsLab for the Introduction to Humanities course extends learning online to engage students and improve results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer students opportunities to practice applying what they’ve learned. Please note: this version of MyArtsLab does not include an eText, but does include text-specific Chapter Audio.
The Art of Being Human: The Humanities as a Technique for Living, Eleventh Edition is also available via REVEL™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.

0134486870 / 9780134486871  The Art of Being Human: The Humanities as a Technique for Living plus MyArtsLab® for Introduction to Humanities – Access Card Package, 11/e
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  • 0134238737 / 9780134238739  The Art of Being Human: The Humanities as a Technique for Living, 11/e
  • 0134240405 / 9780134240404  MyArtsLab for Introduction to Humanities Access Card

Author Biography

Harvard-educated Richard Paul Janaro has authored or coauthored five college-level texts, including The Art of Being Human, with Thelma Altshuler; Responses to Drama (also with Ms. Altshuler); Human Worth (with Darwin Gearhart); Philosophy: Something to Believe In; and Identity through Prose. He is also a playwright whose works include Virginia Woolf: The Last Day, commissioned by actress Karen Libman, and Unwavering Light (Einstein in 1905), commissioned by Grand Valley State University and shown before a gathering of physicists from throughout the state of Michigan in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the theory of relativity. Professor Janaro won an Emmy for educational programming for “The Humanities: What They Are and What They Do.”  He is a co-founder and former Dean of Theater Arts at the New World School of the Arts, a performing arts high school in the Miami-Dade public school district.

Educated at the University of Miami and the University of California/Berkeley in history and literature, Thelma C. Altshuler taught literature and the Humanities at the University of Miami from 1953 to 1962, and at Miami-Dade College, from which she retired as Professor Emerita in 1998. At the University of Miami, Professor Altshuler helped organize a required undergraduate interdisciplinary course in Art, Music, Religion, Drama, and Philosophy. At Miami-Dade College, she taught the Humanities in a variety of differently structured courses and occupied the first Bonnie McCabe Endowed Teaching chair in the Humanities in 1992. Professor Altshuler is the author of multiple textbooks, all of which encourage critical thinking and respect for the way the past impinges on the present.

Table of Contents

1. The Humanities: A Shining Beacon
2. The Humanities and Critical Thinking
3. Myth and the Origin Of The Humanities

4. Literature
5. Art
6. Music
7. Theater
8. The Musical Stage: Opera, Musical Theater, Dance
9. Film and Television

10. Religion
11. Morality
12. Happiness
13. Love
14. Life-Affirmation
15. Nature
16. Freedom

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