This module will introduce you to the study of the arts and humanities at university level. It presents a broad survey of works of art, people, events, practices and ideas in a period ranging from about three thousand years ago to today. You'll think about the kind of knowledge and understanding that is gained through the study of the arts and humanities and why this matters. The module is structured around three themes: ‘reputations’, ‘traditions’, and ‘crossing boundaries’. This module can be studied on its own or as the starting point for further study of art history, classical studies, creative writing, English literature, history, music, philosophy and religious studies.