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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 193 - 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.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
HUM 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HUM 199 - 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
HUM 201 - Early Humanities
Examines the values and expression of ideas of selected western and non-western cultures from prehistory up to the 1300s, integrating the arts, literature, religion, and philosophy within the context of history. The assignments in this course require college-level reading, analysis of scholarly studies, and coherent communication through properly cited and formatted written reports
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HUM 201 Detailed Outline
HUM 202 - Modern Humanities
Examines the values and expression of ideas of selected western and non-western cultures from the 1300s until 1900s, integrating the visual arts, literature, religion, music and philosophy within the context of history. The assignments in this course require college-level reading, analysis of scholarly studies, and coherent communication through properly cited and formatted written reports.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HUM 202 Detailed Outline
HUM 210 - Introduction to Women and Gender Studies
Broadens understanding and awareness of women by exploring different cultural, historical, and gendered experiences of social groups throughout the world in relationship to such fields as art, literature, religion, philosophy, social sciences, and music. The assignments in this course require college-level reading, analysis of scholarly studies, and coherent communication through properly cited and formatted written reports.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HUM 210 Detailed Outline
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. The assignments in this course require college-level reading, analysis of scholarly studies, and coherent communication through properly cited and formatted written reports.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HUM 220 Detailed Outline
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 259 - The Greek and Roman Tradition
Explores the significance of Greek and Roman cultures on the individual and society, expressed prominently from the Classical Age in Athens to its survival during Roman times. Examines the key contributions that the Greeks and Romans have imparted upon storytelling, theater, philosophy, civics, political morphology, and the arts and the impact they have in the modern world. The assignments in this course require college-level reading, analysis of scholarly studies, and coherent communication through properly cited and formatted written reports.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HUM 259 Detailed Outline
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 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
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