National Arts and Humanities Month

Strategy One: Emphasize the Relevance Logic for Students

In the first of this two-part series, Lori Watson, Ph.D., professor of philosophy and chair of the Department of Philosophy at University of San Diego, provides insight into “A Concise Introduction to Logic, 13th Edition” by Patrick J. Hurley, co-authored by Watson. As you begin using this text in your course, utilize Watson’s best practices in your own classroom.

Arguments are Everywhere!

When teaching Chapter One, I find it really helps to have students look for arguments in the news media or blogs that they frequent—an assignment asking them to locate an argument on a topic they’re interested Read More…

The Write Recipe: What’s Cooking with Cengage English

On October 20th and 21st, the Cengage Learning English Team hosted a professional development event in San Francisco for 15 English faculty members, Composition coordinators, department chairs, and writing program administrators from all across the country. We started off with a lovely welcome reception at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel. The following morning, we brought our attendees to the San Francisco office for a full day of hands-on, peer-to-peer professional development sessions. George Miller, former US Congressman and current Cengage special education advisor, joined us for a fireside chat and Q&A session with instructors. He discussed how education was a Read More…

Webinar: Get Your Students to Listen to Music and Not Just Hear It with MindTap

Webinar: Get Your Students to Listen to Music and Not Just Hear It with MindTap
Facilitated by:
Jillian Borden, Marketing Manager, Cengage Learning
Date Recorded: 4/2/2015 Listen in on an interactive webinar on Music Appreciation in the modern classroom. We’ll explore MindTap, the online critical listening program designed to bring musical forms throughout history and cultures to life, all while seamlessly allowing you to integrate your own course materials into vetted instructional content. Please join us for this brief walkthrough and discussion about MindTap for Music Appreciation, now available for the new editions of The Essential Listening Read More…

Exploring Wright’s Listening to Music and Listening to Western Music, 8E and MindTap

Webinar: Exploring Wright’s Listening to Music and Listening to Western Music, 8th Edition and MindTap
Facilitated by: The Cengage Learning Music Team
Date Recorded: 10/26/2015 The Music team at Cengage Learning is thrilled to take you on a virtual tour of the newly added content, features, and updates in the current editions of Wright’s Listening to Music and Listening to Western Music, 8th Editions. We’ll also explore how MindTap – the premier digital solution for Music Appreciation that gets your students to listen to music and not just hear it – helps elevate thinking, promote better outcomes, and make Read More…

Author Insights: A Concise Introduction to Logic

Dear Instructor, When I began work on the first edition of A Concise Introduction to Logic 37 years ago, I envisioned a textbook that would cover the basics of logic in a readily comprehensible and easily accessible fashion. I wanted to produce a text that I would enjoy using in my own classes. For the first draft, I relied, of necessity, on my own inevitably limited experience teaching logic. But since that time, I received literally thousands of comments and suggestions for revision from instructors using the book. Over subsequent editions, I incorporated into the text a great many of these suggestions. The end Read More…

Gardner’s Art through the Ages and Google Earth – An Engaging Combination

Gardner’s Art through the Ages and Google Earth – An Engaging Combination
Facilitated by:
Fred S. Kleiner, Ph.D., Boston University
Date Recorded: 2/20/2015 Join us for a free webinar with Fred Kleiner, award-winning author of Gardner’s Art Through the Ages, 15e. Learn how to boost engagement and interest in your course with help from Google Earth, an integrated part of MindTap for Art History. Now, instead of just showing students relevant examples of art and architecture, you can take them to the exact place each work was created. Journey with Fred as he demonstrates how he has used Read More…

Webinar: Explore Art Globally and Thematically with Cengage

» Webinar:  Explore Art Globally and Thematically with Cengage
Facilitated by:
Margaret Lazzari and Dona Schlesier
Date Recorded: 4/3/2015 Hear Margaret Lazzari and Dona Schlesier, authors of Exploring Art, 5th Edition, as they discuss the advantages of teaching art appreciation globally and thematically. Then, learn how to boost engagement and excitement in your art appreciation course with help from MindTap the interactive, customizable, and online teaching and learning solution developed to further give students an appreciation for artworks and art styles across time and across the globe.

About the presenters

Margaret Lazzari is an art critic and writer whose Read More…

What’s New in Art, Music and Philosophy

Humanities educators! Cengage has brand new titles coming out this spring for the art, music, and philosophy disciplines. Would you like to learn more about our product offerings or receive a sample copy? Contact your Learning Consultant today and we’ll get you started.


Cunningham, Reich, Fichner-Rathus, Culture and Values: A Survey of the Humanities, Volume I and II, 9th Edition ©2018 Culture and Values, 9th Edition, introduces students to art, music, philosophy, religion, and literature from the beginnings of civilization to the contemporary world, encouraging students to consider how understanding both their own and other heritages contribute to becoming Read More…

Culture & Values: A Survey of the Humanities

Guest Contributors: Author Lois Fichner-Rathus and Team We are delighted to have the opportunity to introduce to you the ninth edition of Culture & Values: A Survey of the Humanities. But first, let us thank the many of you for your input and the confidence you have shown in choosing previous editions to support your pedagogical vision for the course that you design and teach. The most important things to us as we put together a new edition are meeting your content needs and expectations for the humanities survey and fine-tuning our pedagogy to pique your students’ Read More…

MLA 8th Edition vs. 7th Edition: Major Differences

There are some major philosophical differences between MLA 7th edition and the new 2016 MLA 8th edition. Many of these center around the MLA citations, and the way that resources are treated, giving student researchers a more consistent way to cite their sources. Rather than focus on the exact format of a source to guide its citation, the new MLA format looks at the “container” housing the source, giving a more holistic, universal approach.

Universal approach vs. strict format per source

Students who have already written research papers are used to looking up each individual type of source in the Read More…