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Humanities

HUM 1113 (ART) Art Appreciation

Illustrated lecture course surveying the role and dimension of art with a general examination of art theory, art media, and art history.

 

HUM 2003 History of Theatre

Acquaints the student with the development of drama, theatre, and production procedures through the ages from 500 BC to the present.

 

HUM 2113 Humanities I

A chronological survey of humanity through a cross-disciplinary study of humanity’s ideas, discoveries, and creative achievements from the pre-history through the medieval period.

 

HUM 2223 Humanities II

A chronological survey of humanity through a cross-disciplinary study of humanity’s ideas, discoveries, and creative achievements from the Renaissance through the modern period.

 

HUM 2413 (COMM) Theatre Appreciation

A survey and analysis of theatre history, literature, and practices relating to the theatre as a social force. This course explores the fundamentals of understanding and enjoying theatrical performances through an examination of dramatic forms, theatre development, and theatrical artistic elements.

 

HUM 2573 (MUSC) Music Appreciation

The course is designed to cultivate a broader listening and appreciative attitude toward music. Lectures with musical illustrations on important works of musical literature are included. Humanities elective.

 

HUM 2603 Introduction to the Old Testament

A survey of the writings included in the Old Testament with attention to their original social, political, and religious context.

 

HUM 2623 Introduction to the New Testament

A survey of writings included in the New Testament with attention to their original social, political, and religious context.

 

HUM 2893 Cinema

Introduction to the basics of motion pictures, film theory, history, and appreciation.

 

HUM 3113 Studies in African-American Culture

A study of African-American culture and its role within the general cultural fabric of America, including an investigation of African-American history, literature, music, religion, visual arts, and other achievements.

 

HUM 3213 Studies in Latin American Culture

A study of Latin American culture and its role within the general cultural fabric of America, including an investigation of Latin American history, literature, music, religion, visual arts, and other achievements.

 

HUM 3633 Comparative Religion

A comparative study of traditions, scriptures, theologies, major figures, and practices of world religions through an investigation of cross themes and contrasts.

 

HUM 4003 Multimedia Communications

An aesthetic consideration of the most effective ways to integrate written/oral and visual language. Special attention will be paid to corporate communication issues and the public sector, film, television, print, performance, and visual communication, as well as movements in digital or cyber communications and other emerging technologies.

 

HUM 4013 Capstone Project/Portfolio I

The Capstone Project/Portfolio is an original, specialized project, integrating the student’s cumulative academic experiences. Preparation for the Senior Project begins in the junior year with consultation with advisors. Prerequisite: senior status.

 

HUM 4113 International Cinema

Intensive study and research on international cinema focusing on, but not limited to, a particular national cinema, director, genre, body of criticism, or historical time period. Prerequisite: HUM 2893 or equivalence.

 

HUM 4413 Women in Literary and Visual Arts

An interdisciplinary study of the literary and artistic productions of women in Western culture. Considers relevant issues including, but not limited to, gendered productions, socio–historical contexts, and critical theory. Prerequisites: HUM 2113, HUM 2223, and ENGL 1213.

 

HUM 4993 Seminar in Humanities

A reading, research, and/or lecture seminar on a particular topic, period, or genre. Seminars will require extensive reading of, and reports on, primary and secondary works and/or research project(s). Student discussion will be paramount. Prerequisite: Senior status.