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HUMA 3301:    Music Literature and History

Cr. 3.0 (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor or MUSI 1307.
This is a course investigating the history of music emphasizing the development of musical forms and important musical pieces from antiquity until the end of the nineteenth century. Students will listen to music as well as read about the history of music. Crosslisted with MUSI 3301.

HUMA 3310:    Philosophy of Art

Cr. 3.0 (3-3-0) Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing.
This course is an examination of several consequential philosophic aesthetic theories. Topics such as the cultural significance of art, the role it plays in human life, why we dedicate resources to it, and what the benefits of art might be will be investigated.

HUMA 3320:    History of the Theatre

Cr. 3.0 (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing.
This course is an investigation of the history of the dramatic arts. Topics will include how the theatre has been influenced by society, how society influences the theatre, and how non-European cultures have treated the dramatic arts. Crosslisted with DRAM 3320.

HUMA 4300:    Selected Topics in the Humanities

Cr. 3 (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.

HUMA 4301:    Contemporary Music Analysis

Cr. 3.0 (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor or MUSI 1307.
This is a course investigating contemporary music. Developments of musical forms in the twentieth and twenty-first century will be investigated. Students will listen to music as well as read about the history of music. Crosslisted with MUSI 4301.

HUMA 4302:    Independent Study

Cr. 3 per semester. Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

HUMA 4312:    Classical Greece and Rome

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

HUMA 4313:    Medieval and Renaissance Civilization

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

HUMA 4314:    The Age of Enlightenment

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

HUMA 4315:    The Age of Revolution

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

HUMA 4316:    Critical Studies in Race, Class, and Gender

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302.
Introduces students to concepts from theoretical and cultural discourse on gender, race, and class through interdisciplinary investigation of histories, literatures, and arts with the intention of improving cultural literacy in global contexts.

HUMA 4317:    The Modern Era

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

HUMA 4322:    Ethics

Cr. 3. (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.

HUMA 4323:    Asian Culture

Cr. 3. (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.

HUMA 4324:    Gender Studies

Cr. 3. (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.

HUMA 4325:    Hispanic Heritage, Culture & Civilization to 1848

Cr. 3. (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.

HUMA 4326:    Hispanic Heritage, Culture & Civilization from 1848

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
History and development of Hispanic Culture in the US 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.

HUMA 4341:    Dimensions of Western Religion

Cr. 3. (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.