Discovering the Humanities, Books a la Carte Edition (2nd Edition)

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9780205219698: Discovering the Humanities, Books a la Carte Edition (2nd Edition)
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See Context and Make Connections across the Humanities

 

Discovering the Humanities helps students see context and make connections across the humanities by tying together the entire cultural experience through a narrative storytelling approach. Written around Henry Sayre’s belief that students learn best by remembering stories rather than memorizing facts, it captures the voices that have shaped and influenced human thinking and creativity throughout our history.

 

With a stronger focus on critical thinking, and coupled with the new MyArtsLab to personalize learning for each student, the second edition enables students to deepen their understanding of how cultures influence one another. It also shows how ideas are exchanged and evolve over time, and how this collective process has led us to where we stand today.

 

A better teaching and learning experience

This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience— for you and your students. Here’s how:

  • Personalize Learning — The new MyArtsLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals.
  • Improve Critical Thinking — The second edition includes features that focus on applying concepts and building critical thinking skills in the beginning and at the end of each chapter.
  • Engage Students — Henry Sayre engages students like no other with his storytelling approach and the MyArtsLab Challenge  which guides students through the ages as they master the study of Humanities.
  • Support Instructors — New MyArtsLab with streaming audio, ClassPrep, Instructor’s Manual and Test Item File, and MyTest are available.

Note: MyArtsLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyArtsLab, please visit www.myartslab.com or you can purchase the a la carte edition of the text + MyArtsLab: ISBN-10: 0205219985 / ISBN-13: 9780205219988

 

This Books a la Carte Edition is an unbound, three-holed punched, loose-leaf version of the textbook and provides students the opportunity to personalize their book by incorporating their own notes and taking only the portion of the book they need to class – all at a fraction of the bound book price.

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About the Author:

Henry M. Sayre is Distinguished Professor of Art History at Oregon State University-Cascades Campus in Bend, Oregon. He earned his Ph.D. in American Literature from the University of Washington. He is producer and creator of the 10-part television series, A World of Art: Works in Progress, aired on PBS in the fall of 1997; and author of seven books, including A World of Art, The Visual Text of William Carlos Williams, The Object of Performance: The American Avante-Garde since 1970; and an art history book for children, Cave Paintings to Picasso.

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"An extraordinary text with exquisite graphics and a concise and accurate, text. It engages the student in many areas of the Humanities and opens the door for further exploration." -Paul Beaudoin, Fitchburg State University

"A cohesive introduction to the subject, with great images and information on related issues."- Katherine Harrell , South Florida Community College

" Intelligently written. I like the way connections are made between periods and between cultures.... I've liked using it. The layout is beautiful. I like the large illustrations and the opening quotes, the definition of terms, the excellent reproductions, the use of primary sources and the thoughtful approach. "-Terre Burton , Dixie State College of Utah


"The text includes the vast majority of major periods, styles, and representative figures. I am especially pleased with its inclusion of non-Western material, which is critical in today's global environment. In addition, the textbook is beautifully illustrated and well-written." - Frederick Smith , Florida Gateway College

"Sayre's "Discovering the Humanities" is a highly readable text that introduces students to the pleasures of the field. His insightful discussions of individual works in the visual arts and literature show students how the same ideas are manifested in different genres in a given time period as well as how those ideas continue to influence us today. The text is ideal for an introductory level humanities course." -   Sandi Landis , St. Johns River Community College

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