Humanities 411 is designed as an introduction to the arts, primarily literature, music, and the visual arts, including film. The textbooks and examples were chosen to combine theory and experiences in such a way as to increase your understanding and enjoyment of the arts. We hope you will begin to see the connections that exist among the arts and popular culture, as well as your everyday life.

This course also offers an approach to viewing and critiquing the popular arts from a distinctly Christian perspective. This is done by assessing how an artist sees the world, discerning whether the artwork contains truthful observations or demonstrations that are consistent with Biblical teaching, and considering the aesthetic value of an artwork.