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12.19 Humanities

Humanities courses are designated by HUMN.

1001

Humanities and the Contemporary World

is a study of the relevance of humanities disciplines and texts to contemporary cultural forms and practices such as movies, popular music, television, comic books, graphic novels, professional sports, etc. The course will also focus on the mastery of composition skills. The course is a designated writing (W) course.

1002

Six Texts That Changed the World

is a study of six humanities texts which have helped to shape Western Civilization. The course is a designated writing (W) course.

PR: HUMN 1001

2001

Humanities in the Ancient World

is a study of major cultural developments and achievements in art, literature, religion, philosophy, and science in the ancient Mediterranean during the period 4000 BCE to 400 CE. The course explores the great ancient civilizations of the Near East, Greece, and Rome and their influence on the shaping of Western culture and society. The course is a designated writing (W) course.

PR: HUMN 1001 and 1002

2002

Thought and Society in the Medieval World

this course examines the development of medieval civilization through the consideration of thought, art, spirituality and politics. Medieval culture will be examined largely through primary texts centered on a series of key themes and historical-cultural watersheds. These texts will be contained in a course pack designed for this course. The course is a designated writing (W) course.

PR: HUMN 1001 and 1002

2010

Themes in Humanities (Interdisciplinary Seminar)

is a seminar course in which themes have common interest to the Humanities will be discussed from the perspective of the various disciplines. The course is a designated writing (W) course.

CR: the former HUMN 3000

PR: HUMN 1001 and 1002

3001

Humanities in the Early Modern Period

is a study of the major cultural developments and achievements in art, literature, religion, philosophy, and science in Western Europe during the period 1450-1650. The course is a designated writing (W) course.

PR: 9 credit hours in Humanities with at least 3 credit hours at the 2000-level

3002

Humanities in the Modern World

examines emerging conceptions of the modern self and its expression in philosophy, science, political revolution and constitution, visual art and literature during the period 1650-1850. The course is a designated writing (W) course.

PR: 9 credit hours in Humanities with at least 3 credit hours at the 2000-level

3010

The Nature of Interpretation in Humanities

introduces students to central concepts and debates concerning the sorts of interpretation that distinguish Humanities as a discipline. Students gain familiarity with contemporary and historical approaches. The course is a designated writing (W) course.

PR: 9 credit hours in Humanities with at least 3 credit hours at the 2000-level

3020

Humanities and the Environment

is an examination of the human understanding of the natural world from the perspectives of the literary arts, the visual arts, and music and religion. It is a designated writing (W) course.

PR: 9 credit hours in Humanities with at least 3 credit hours in at the 2000-level

3021

East Meets West - Asian Traditions and the Humanities

is an examination of the influence of Asian currents of thought in the West in literature, philosophy, the visual arts, music and popular culture. This is a designated writing (W) course.

PR: 9 credit hours in Humanities with at least 3 credit hours in at the 2000-level

3100-3109

Special Topics in Humanities

has a range of special topics in Humanities.

PR: 9 credit hours in Humanities with at least 3 credit hours at the 2000-level

4001

Humanities Postmodern

is a study of major developments in the evolution of culture, thought, arts, science, and beliefs in the Western world from the nineteenth century to the present day. The course is a designated writing (W) course.

PR: 12 credit hours in Humanities with at least 3 credit hours at the 3000-level

4010

Authors, Events, and Texts

is a seminar course in which themes having common interest to the Humanities will be discussed from the perspectives of the various disciplines. This course focuses on close readings of its subject matter and is distinct from theme-oriented courses in Humanities. The course is a designated writing (W) course.

CR: the former HUMN 4000

PR: 24 credit hours in Humanities including HUMN 3010

4020-4029

Special Topics

has a range of special topics in Humanities.

4950

Independent Project (Directed Research)

will complete an independent research project under the supervision of a faculty member or members. Topics must have the approval of the Program Chair of Humanities.

PR: 24 credit hours in Humanities including HUMN 3010

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).