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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 196 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
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 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 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 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
HUM 297 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
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