Illustrated lecture course surveying the role and dimension of art with a general examination of art theory, art media, and art history.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A survey of the writings included in the Old Testament with attention to their original social, political, and religious context.
A survey of writings included in the New Testament with attention to their original social, political, and religious context.
Introduction to the basics of motion pictures, film theory, history, and appreciation.
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.
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.
An introduction to American Studies as an interdisciplinary program and field of study. The course will focus on themes, values and ideas that reverberate throughout the American cultural experience as expressed through the literature, arts, and institutions of the Americas.
Critical examination of the diversity and complexity of intellectual and ideological movements in America. The course examines the intellectual currents that shaped American culture from its origins in the 15th-century American colonies to the 19th-century industrialization and material culture.
Critical examination of the diversity and complexity of intellectual and ideological movements in America. The course examines the intellectual currents that shaped American culture from the 19th-century industrialization and material culture to current ideas and debates.
A critical examination of the diverse and complex relationship between sport and culture. This course will examine sport as a cultural and social phenomenon with important historical and literary implications.
The study of the development of theatre and drama from its beginnings through 1575. (Formerly HUM/ART 2003)
The study of the development of theatre and drama from 1575 to the present.
A comparative study of traditions, scriptures, theologies, major figures, and practices of world religions through an investigation of cross themes and contrasts.
This interdisciplinary course will examine a diverse and historical range of literary works by medical practitioners and patients. Assigned readings will focus on central issues in medicine such as pain, illness, treatment, depression, mourning, death and dying, doctor-patient relationships, and medical narratives.
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. (Formerly LSTD 4003)
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. (Formerly LSTD 4013)
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 equivalent.
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.
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.