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Humanities Today Paper. Humanities can be considered the combination of culture, history, art, literature, and mythology in some cases. It constitutes life, destiny, past, present, and the future of a society.

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Humanities Today Daric M. Grant HUM/102 University of Phoenix June 25, 2011 Nancy Erickson Humanities Today Paper Humanities can be considered the combination of culture, history, art, literature, and mythology in some cases. It constitutes life, destiny, past, present, and the future of a society. What moves through time or becomes stagnant is vital to the building or re-building of a nation based on our ancestors and children. With humanities we are able to locate and unlock the secrets of our unique existence. Humanities help individuals within different ethnic backgrounds and cultures identify, comprehend, and determine the significant differences of American history. Society as a whole has literally become completely dependent on conspicuous consumption and leisure; and is being deprived of how we actually evolved into the world of today. ...read more.


Music like art, expresses life through voices, instruments, and melodies. Music is considered very stimulating, emotional, and entertaining to those who embrace it. Technology has affected production and distribution over the course of initial discovery. Commonly used instruments back in the 50's and 60's are so what obsolete. More electronic equipment has been utilized to generate specific sounds much quicker, taking away from traditional production of yesterday. The distribution aspect proposes challenges towards creative artists simply because the World Wide Web allows downloads for free. Music is readily available through cell phones, played over radio waves, used for movies, and implemented into television (e.g. commercials). Music lives in the heart, minds, and souls of our society; which in turn, engraves it into humanity. ...read more.


Not everyone agreed with the ideologies of those influential individuals during their time, but today, it is obvious their insight was appreciated and praised. Literature is a derivative of Philosophy; it goes hand in hand, which is based merely off of personal views and experience. Writings, quotes, even scriptures can be an inspirational tool for anyone that maintains an open mind towards the subject. Technology today presents easy access to books, current events, political debates and controversy. It provides an excellent resource for researchers to locate any publication which helped mold our world country. The importance of having well rounded knowledge of Humanities is to provide our younger generation with a sense general understanding towards American history. Humanities attempt to elaborate on the specific origins of cultures, evolution of technology, what we value, our gains and limitations, along with past and present events that help to shape our world as we see it today. ...read more.

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