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13.20 Humanities

Humanities courses are designated by HUMN.

1001

Humanities and the Contemporary World

studies the interaction of traditional humanities disciplines and texts with contemporary conversations and practices in a range of popular art forms and cultural activities, such as music, books, films, television, video games, social media, etc. The course is a designated writing (W) course.

1002

Texts That Changed the World

is a study of epochal or transformative texts, events and movements. The course examines how developments in the understanding of what it means to be human inform the intellectual, social and political world. The course is a designated writing (W) course.

2001

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 and their influence on the shaping of Greece, Rome, and subsequent Western culture and society. The course is a designated writing (W) course.

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. The course is a designated writing (W) course.

2010

Themes in Humanities (Multidisciplinary Seminar)

is a seminar course in which a chosen broad theme of common interest to the Humanities, such as love, evil, God, war, sexuality, scepticism or others, will be considered through works selected from across the Humanities disciplines. The course is a designated writing (W) course.

CR: the former HUMN 3000

3001

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.

3002

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.

3010

Interpretation and Method

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.

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.

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.

3100-3109

Special Topics

has a range of special topics in Multidisciplinary Humanities.

4001

The Postmodern World

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: HUMN 1001, 1002 and at least 6 credit hours in other Humanities

4010

Authors, Events, and Texts

is a seminar course which focuses on a single author, text or event of common interest to the Humanities. Discussion and interpretation of the specific subject chosen will be intensive and distinct from theme-oriented courses in Humanities. The course is a designated writing (W) course.

CR: the former HUMN 4000

PR: 60 credit hours with at least 9 credit hours in Humanities courses

4020-4029

Special Topics

has a range of special topics in Humanities.

PR: HUMN 1001, 1002 and at least 6 credit hours in other 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 Multidisciplinary Humanities.

PR: 60 credit hours with at least 12 credit hours in Humanities courses

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).