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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 - 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 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 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 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