Catalog 2008 – 09

Humanities (HUM)


HUM 4300:

Selected Topics in the Humanities
Cr. 3 (3-0). May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
Focuses on a humanities topic that does not belong exclusively to any single traditional discipline, for example, utopian thought or women in transition.
 

HUM 4302:

Independent Study
Cr. 3 per semester. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
 

HUM 4312:

Classical Greece and Rome
Cr. 3. (3-0).
Intensive study of classical Greece and Rome from an inter-disciplinary perspective.
 

HUM 4313:

Medieval and Renaissance Civilization
Cr. 3. (3-0).
Intensive study of the Middle Ages and Renaissance in Europe from an interdisciplinary perspective.
 

HUM 4314:

The Age of Enlightenment
Cr. 3. (3-0).
Intensive study of the 17th and 18th centuries from an inter-disciplinary perspective.
 

HUM 4315:

The Age of Revolution
Cr. 3. (3-0).
Intensive study of the period from the American Revolution to 1850 from an interdisciplinary perspective.
 

HUM 4317:

The Modern Era
Cr. 3. (3-0).
Major trends from the mid-nineteenth century to the present studied from an interdisciplinary perspective.
 

HUM 4322:

Ethics
Cr. 3. (3-0).
Introduces students to the history of moral philosophy in the western tradition from the pre-Socratics to contemporary thinkers, and exposes students to the fundamental issues of moral philosophy and to the major positions on how to address them.
 

HUM 4323:

Asian Culture
Cr. 3. (3-0).
Introduction to Middle Eastern, Indian, Chinese, and Japanese cultural traditions, including music, literature, philosophy, art, architecture, with an emphasis on the overlap between these disciplinary boundaries.
 

HUM 4324:

Gender Studies
Cr. 3. (3-0).
Introduction to current gender theory and the ways gender shapes behavior in areas such as the family, the labor force, and politics.
 

HUM 4325:

Hispanic Heritage, Culture & Civilization to 1848
Cr. 3. (3-0).
Overview of Pre-Hispanic cultures and exchanges created by European arrival. The course is organized with an historical/topical format, including analysis of the political, cultural, economic, scientific and religious underpinnings of Pre-Columbian and subsequent interaction with European cultures.
 

HUM 4326:

Hispanic Heritage, Culture & Civilization from 1848
Cr. 3. (3-0).
History and development of Hispanic Culture in the United States within the Larger context of contact with "Anglo" culture, continuing relationships with Spain, and the changing juxtaposition of minority/majority groups, especially immigrants. Selected topics about political, cultural, economic, educational, scientific and religious issues of importance to Latinos.
 

HUM 4341:

Dimensions of Western Religion
Cr. 3. (3-0).
This course examines the theological, social and philosophical problems raised by the history of religion in the West, focusing on the Judeo-Christian tradition.

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