Humanities 1 Interactive: A Customized Version of Lectures in Western Humanities, 2nd Edition, by Emmanuel X. Belena. Designed specifically for Humanities 201 at Hampton University

Author(s): Karen Turner Ward

Edition: 3

Copyright: 2019


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This publication helps readers sift through the earliest evidence so far unearthed of the very beginnings of humanity’s existence. They will discover how the human race begin and study the evidence of our immense diversity primarily in order to find what we have in common.  Readers will examine past civilization - beginning with the Mesopotamians, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans.  In addition, the publication traces the beginnings, the foundations, the major teachings, influential figures, and the spread of the three major world religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.


Chapter 1: Mesopotamia

Chapter 2: Ancient Egypt

Chapter 3: Ancient Greek Civilization

Chapter 4: Hebrew Civilization

Chapter 5: Roman Civilization and Byzantium

Chapter 6: The Middle Ages

Chapter 7: How Christianity Led to Freedom, Capitalism, and Western Success

Chapter 8: The Renaissance

Chapter 9: Original Source Readings of Western Civilization
Epic of Gilgamesh
Genesis 1–2:35 (New International Version)
The Allegory of the Cave
What’s the Best “Proof” of Creation
Exodus 20–21
Daniel 7
Homer, The Odyssey
Euripides, Medea
Aristotle, Politics
A Slave Revolt in Sicily: Diodorus Siculus, Historical Library 34.2
Moral Decline During the Republic: Sallust, Conspiracy of Catiline 9–10
Slave Labor in Spanish Mines: Diodorus Siculus, Historical Library 5.36–38
Augustan Autocracy: Tacitus, Annals 1.2–4
Caligula and the Jews: Josephus, Jewish War 2.184–7, 192–203
A Stoic’s Views On Slavery: Seneca, Moral Epistles 47      
Jesus on Ethics: Gospel of Matthew 13:44–46; 22:34–40; 5:17–48



Karen Turner Ward

Karen Turner Ward holds a doctoral degree in Criticism and Public Address from Regent University. Dr. Ward has the distinction of being the first student to earn a Ph.D. from the University. Dr. Ward currently serves as Chair of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Hampton University where she teaches communication and theatre courses. She serves on the School of Liberal Arts and Education University 101 (First-Year Experience) Advisory Committee and assists in the development of the course curriculum. She also helped prepare the course’s interactive textbook, The Individual and Life: Your Pathway to Success. She has served as a national consultant on recruitment, assessment, and retention of African American students.

To meet student needs, Dr. Ward has incorporated innovative approaches to instruction and introduced technology into traditional instructional programming. It was this search for innovative approaches to instruct “today’s students” that inspired her to write the communication textbook, Communication for Today’s Student, now in its fourth edition. The textbook, published by Kendall Hunt Publishing, is accompanied by an interactive program, which enables students to submit assignments online, sit for digital exams, take practice tests and post-tests, and absorb the material through interactive games and flash cards. This program enables students as well as instructors to obtain immediate assessment results. The overwhelming success of this program inspired Dr. Ward to develop both the Humanities One Interactive and Humanities Two Interactive textbooks.

Dr. Ward has received numerous awards for her commitment to innovative teaching, including the coveted, E. L. Hamm Distinguished Teaching Award presented each academic year by the University President.

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