Humanities (HUM)

HUM-105  Working in America  (3)  

Introduces students to the humanities through an interdisciplinary study of work. By examining works of art, literature, music, philosophy, religion, history and anthropology, this course explores human labor in the past, present and future in an attempt to understand how work shapes human nature and culture. Focus will be on the meanings and values of students' work experiences. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

HUM-116  Encounters in Humanities  (3)  

By asking a series of questions about various examples of human activity (literature, philosophy, history, visual arts and music), teaches a method of inquiry for use in understanding and appreciating the humanities. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

HUM-123  U.S. Film History  (3)  

Tracks the development of film art in the United States from its earliest silent years to the modern era. Identifies and explores the contributions of American filmmakers and the influences of the American film industry and American culture on cinema as an art form. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

HUM-124  World Film History  (3)  

Tracks the development of film art in countries other than the United States from the primitive era to the modern era. Identifies and explores the contributions of major world filmmakers and the influences of the various film industries and cultures as reflected in the films of these specific countries. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

HUM-142  Popular Culture  (3)  

Introduces students to the study of popular culture. Analyzes the way in which human beings interact with popular culture, both as individuals and as part of the larger society. The course also examines a wide variety of popular texts to illustrate the ways in which they reflect and perhaps shape cultural values. Through this process, students develop skills for the critical analysis of advertising, television programs, comic books, and interactive multimedia, among other forms of popular culture. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

HUM-190  Culture and Technology  (3)  

Introduces students to the relationships between technology and culture through an interdisciplinary study of the humanities. The course examines these relationships through works in the humanities, for example art, literature, music, philosophy, religion, history, film and anthropology. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

HUM-200  International Study in Humanities  (3)  

Provides students with the opportunity to pursue studies in such areas as history, art, politics, music, literature, and foreign language. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

HUM-924  Honors Project  (1)  

Allows a qualified honors student to pursue a special concentration of study under the guidance of a faculty member. Requires completion of an honors project contract. May be taken more than once. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A; Comments: Requires approval of supervising professor and dean

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture

HUM-928  Independent Study  (1-3)  

Provides readings, papers and basic research or other projects under the individual guidance of a staff member. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A; Comments: Permission of instructor, dean

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture