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Humanities

HUM (ART) 1113 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 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 (COMM) 2413 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 (MUSC) 2573 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 3513 Theatre History I
The study of the development of theatre and drama from its beginnings through 1575. (Formerly HUM/ART 2003)
HUM 3523 Theatre History II
The study of the development of theatre and drama from 1575 to the present.
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 3733 Medical Humanities
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.
HUM 3833 Studies-At-Large: The Americas
This course is designed to foster study external to the region. Its scope will be limited to locations within the American continents. May be repeated once for credit.
HUM 3950 Special Topics in Humanities
Current topic in approved area of Humanities study. Content will be determined by the instructor. Repeatable up to 6 hours. (1-6 credit hours)
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. (Formerly LSTD 4003)
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. (Formerly LSTD 4013)
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 equivalent.
HUM 4213 Will Rogers' America
An interdisciplinary study and critical examination of the diverse and complex American culture between 1915 and 1935 as see through the cultural artifacts of Will rogers. Considers relevant issues such as socio-historical-political contexts and multicultural questions of the era.
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 4833 Studies-At-Large: International
This course is designed to foster study external to the region. Its scope will be limited to locations outside of the American continents. May be repeated once for credit.
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.