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HUM 150 - Introduction to Viet Nam
Introduces the culture, history, religion, literature and poetry of Viet Nam.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HUM 201 - Survey of Western Culture I
Studies thought, values, and arts of Western culture, integrating major developments in art, architecture, literature, music, and philosophy. Covers the following periods: Ancient and Classical, Early Christian and Byzantine, Medieval, and Early Renaissance.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HUM 202 - Survey of Western Culture II
Studies thought, values, and arts of Western culture, integrating major developments in art, architecture, literature, music, and philosophy. Covers the following periods: Renaissance, Baroque, Enlightenment, Romantic, and Modern.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HUM 220 - Introduction to African American Studies
Presents an interdisciplinary approach to the study of African-American life, history, and culture. Examines specific events, ideologies, and individuals that have shaped the contours of African-American life. Studies the history, sociology, economics, religion, politics, psychology, creative productions, and culture of African- Americans.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HUM 235 - Filipino-American Culture
Surveys the cultural history of Filipinos in the United States from early immigration until the present. Studies history, cultural values, social and economic life, music, dance, art and literature, including acculturation and assimilation.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HUM 241 - Interdisciplinary Principles of the Humanities I
Integrates unifying principles of the humanities and related fields of study. Emphasizes the expansion of student's intellectual perspective and development of concepts enabling the integration of knowledge from diverse fields into a unified whole. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HUM 246 - Creative Thinking
Examines and analyzes creative and effective thinking processes with applications in individual and group projects to solve business, scientific, environmental, and other practical problems.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HUM 247 - Chronicles of the Sea
Studies the ocean and man's relationship with it. Covers the study of selected readings about the sea from a literary, historical and social/political perspective. May include field trips, reports, and a sea voyage.
Lecture 3-5 hours per week.
3-5 credits
HUM 256 - Mythology in Literature and the Arts
Studies cultural expressions of mythology in literature and the arts. Considers several of the following mythologies, with emphasis on parallels and divergences: Egyptian, Near-Eastern, Greek, Roman, Celtic, Norse, Asian, and African.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HUM 259 - Greek Mythology
Surveys and analyzes major stories from Greek Mythology. Explores psychological, anthropological, and historical interpretations of the myths. Acquaints students with recurring mythological themes in language, art, music, and literature.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HUM 260 - Survey of Twentieth-Century Culture
Explores literature, visual arts, philosophy, music, and history of our time from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HUM 293 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.

1-5 credits
HUM 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits