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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 153 - Introduction to Appalachian Studies
Explores the Appalachian region from a cross-disciplinary perspective, with readings on Appalachia drawn primarily from the humanities. Considers the historical, environmental, political and economic contexts that shape Appalachia.
Course Credits 3, Lecture 3
3 credits
HUM 153 Detailed Outline
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 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 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