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HUM 100 - Survey of the Humanities
Introduces the humanities through the art, literature, music, and philosophy of various cultures and historical periods.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HUM 111 - Great Books I
Introduces selected great works of philosophy and literature, with emphasis on close analysis of the text. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HUM 112 - Great Books II
Introduces selected great works of philosophy and literature, with emphasis on close analysis of the text. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HUM 165 - Controversial Issues in Contemporary American Culture
Introduces students to selected issues in contemporary American culture. Includes topic areas ranging from welfare reform, economic development, privacy, environmental protection and conservation, evolution vs. creation, to family values, and special interest lobbying in our state and national governments. Focuses on the development of the student's critical thinking skills by analyzing, evaluating, and reflecting on opposing sides of the same issue as expressed by public leaders, special interest groups and academicians.
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 210 - Introduction to Women in Humanities
Introduces interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and historical perspectives on the influence of women as evidenced in art, literature, religion, philosophy and music.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HUM 211 - Survey of American Culture I
Examines elements of our national culture as they evolved from the first European explorations through colonization and independence to the present day. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HUM 212 - Survey of American Culture II
Examines elements of our national culture as they evolved from the first European explorations through colonization and independence to the present day. Part II of II.
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 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 242 - Interdisciplinary Principles of the Humanities II
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 II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 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