Course Descriptions

Humanities --- HUM

Course Descriptions

HUM 1110  The Ancient World through the Renaissance   4.0 cr

Examines literature and other written works, art, architecture, philosophy, religion, and music in their cultural contexts from ancient cultures, Greece, Rome, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance: e.g., such works as Greek literature, Roman architecture, the medieval cathedral, renaissance art, and religions and philosophies; and such artists and writers as Plato, Sappho, Michelangelo, Rumi, Machiavelli, and Shakespeare. Covers primarily Western culture with some global culture added.

HUM 1111  From the Baroque Period to the Modern World   4.0 cr

Examines literature and other written works, art, architecture, philosophy, religion, and music in their cultural contexts from the European Enlightenment to the modern world; e.g. such artists, writers, and musicians as Rembrandt, Bach, Voltaire, Wollstonescraft, Blake, Tolstoy, Stravinsky, and Camus, and such movements as Baroque, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, and Existentialism. Covers primarily Western culture with some global culture added.

HUM 1115  Holocaust & Genocide Studies In Film   3.0 cr

Visits the Holocaust and other 20th century genocides through a chronology of films depicting both the horror and the hope. Films include award-winning, acclaimed stories and documentaries of the Holocaust and other Genocides, which demonstrate bravery, inhumanity, and the will to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds to maintain human dignity. Films will be followed and preceded by discussion sessions, visits from speakers and survivors, and opportunity for students to participate with humanitarian organizations and with optional service learning. NOTE: HUM 1115 and FS 1115 are co-listed; department should be selected at registration. Credit will be given in only one department.

HUM 1140  Hispanic Cultures & Civilization   3.0 cr

Explores Latin American cultures beginning with the arrival of Columbus. Examines how religion, politics, economics, and immigration to the United States have shaped Latin American countries. Considers art and literature from a socioeconomic perspective. Examines contemporary immigration issues and the question of autonomy for Puerto Rico.

HUM 1177  Holocaust Through Multiple Lenses   3.0 cr

Examines how the Holocaust has been remembered historically through different forms of media, including literature, drama, personal testimony, music, video, and art. Students will evaluate different media forms and participate in two field trips to determine how authentic and reliable their historical depictions have been and how they have varied over time.

HUM 2250  Special Topics in Humanities   cr

Study of a prominent theme, figure, period, or genre through art and literature and possibly philosophy, music or history. Topics will be determined in advance by the instructor and published in the class schedule.