Humanities

 

A study of the humanities invites you to open your perceptions, to investigate human expression, > more

 

Following are course descriptions. Check the Annual Schedule to plan your schedule.

 

HUMANITIES 111
Exploring Culture: The Ancient World (5)

Explore cultures from prehistory to Middle Ages. Examine the forms and functions of religion, music, art, literature, how they are shaped by social, historical contexts. Includes ancient cultures, the development of Western thought in Greece and Rome, and of Christianity and Islam and their impact in Middle Ages. Previously HUMAN 111. Mandatory decimal grading.

HUMANITIES 111W
Exploring Culture: The Ancient World (5)

Explore cultures from prehistory to Middle Ages. Examine the forms and functions of religion, music, art, literature, how they are shaped by social, historical contexts. Includes ancient cultures, the development of Western thought in Greece and Rome, and of Christianity and Islam and their impact in Middle Ages. Previously HUMAN 111W. Mandatory decimal grading.

HUMANITIES 112
Exploring Culture: Medieval Europe to 1790 (5)

Explores development of Western culture and thought, focusing on religion, art, music, and literature in social and historical contexts of Late Middle Ages, Renaissance, Age of Exploration, Baroque/Reformation and Enlightenment. Emphasis on transitions which result in clear intellectual, imaginative, cultural shifts. Previously HUMAN 112. Mandatory decimal grading.

HUMANITIES 112W
Exploring Culture: Medieval Europe to 1790 (5)

Explores development of Western culture and thought, focusing on religion, art, music, and literature in social and historical contexts ofLate Middle Ages, Renaissance, Age of Exploration, Baroque/Reformation and Enlightenment. Emphasis on transitions which result in clear intellectual, imaginative, cultural shifts. Previously HUMAN 112W. Mandatory decimal grading.

HUMANITIES 113
Exploring Culture: Changing World Order (5)

Explores art, music, literature, religion as Western cultures move through social/historical changes in the 19th-21st centuries. Searches for individual/social identity in the collision of science/technology, relativism, internationalism, political polarization and new philosophies on human nature/personal responsibility. Previously HUMAN 113. Mandatory decimal grading.

HUMANITIES 113W
Exploring Culture: Changing World Order (5)

Explores art, music, literature, religion as Western cultures move through social/historical changes in the 19th-21st centuries. Searches for individual/social identity in the collision of science/technology, relativism, internationalism, political polarization and new philosophies on human nature/personal responsibility. Previously HUMAN 113W. Mandatory decimal grading.

HUMANITIES 140
World Humanities: Comparing Global Cultures (5)

Students compare several primarily non-Western cultures, using a chosen theme such as sacred space, death/dying, self-identity, etc. Students study the cultures' expressions of the chosen theme through their arts/architecture, rituals, traditions, chanting/music, literature, and/or dance and create their own expressions of the chosen theme. Mandatory decimal grading.

HUMANITIES 275
In Search of the Goddess: Images of Women (5)

Explores visual/written images of women in Ancient World and Western cultures over the centuries. Examines how these images have changed as the roles of women have changed in literature, art, religion, politics and economics. Analyzes narratives of goddesses/women, their symbols and their paths to resistance and power. Prerequisite: COMPASS placement in English 101 or higher. Mandatory decimal grading.

HUMANITIES 291
Special Topics in Humanities (1)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Humanities. Previously HUMAN 281.

HUMANITIES 291W
Special Topics in Humanities - W (1)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Humanities Previously HUMAN 281W.

HUMANITIES 292
Special Topics in Humanities (2)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Humanities. Previously HUMAN 282.

HUMANITIES 292W
Special Topics in Humanities - W (2)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Humanities. Previously HUMAN 282W.

HUMANITIES 293
Special Topics in Humanities (3)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Humanities. Previously HUMAN 283.

HUMANITIES 293W
Special Topics in Humanities - W (3)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Humanities. Previously HUMAN 283W.

HUMANITIES 294
Special Topics in Humanities (4)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Humanities. Previously HUMAN 284.

HUMANITIES 295
Special Topics in Humanities (5)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Humanities. Previously HUMAN 285.

HUMANITIES 297
Individual Project in Humanities (1)

Individual project in a specific area of Humanities. By arrangement with instructor. Previously HUMAN 297. Prerequisite: Instructor permission based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.

HUMANITIES 298
Individual Project in Humanities (2)

Individual project in a specific area of Humanities. By arrangement with instructor. Previously HUMAN 298. Prerequisite: Instructor permission based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.

HUMANITIES 299
Individual Project in Humanities (3)

Individual project in a specific area of Humanities. By arrangement with instructor. Previously HUMAN 299. Prerequisite: Instructor permission based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.