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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 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 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. 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 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 215 - Native American Culture
Surveys the cultural history of Native (Indian) peoples in the Americas from the pre-Columbian era until the present. Studies history, religion, literature, arts, life-ways and world-views which comprise the diverse traditions of Native peoples.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HUM 216 - Introduction to Non-Western Cultures
Introduces students to beliefs, historical developments, and forms of creative expression that have shaped cultures in regions outside Europe and North America (non-western). Studies the cultures, values, creative expressions, and historical development of selected non-western regions of the world: Asia, Africa, Middle East, Oceania, or the Pre-Columbian Americas
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
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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 246 - Creative Thinking
Examines, analyzes, and develops creative and critical thinking processes with individual and group applications to solve business, scientific, social, environmental, and other practical problems. 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 246 Detailed Outline
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 - Comparative Mythology
Studies the cultural expressions of mythology. Considers selected mythologies representing diverse global culture, with emphasis on parallels and divergences in structure, purpose, and representation in literature and the arts. 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 256 Detailed Outline
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
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HUM 260 - Contemporary Humanities
Examines selected values and expressions of ideas of western and non-western cultures throughout the twentieth century and beyond, integrating the visual arts, literature, performing arts, 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 260 Detailed Outline
HUM 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits