Class Descriptions - Humanities

History Humanities Philosophy Political Science Religion

HUM-110: Technology and Society

This course considers technological change from historical, artistic, and philosophical perspectives and its effect on human needs and concerns. Emphasis is placed on the causes and consequences of technological change. Upon completion, students should be able to critically evaluate the implications of technology.

Course Prerequisites:
Take 1 group; Option: Take ENG-090 RED-090; Option: Take ENG-111(S13673); Option: Take DRE-098(S23643); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

HUM-115: Critical Thinking

This course introduces the use of critical thinking skills in the context of human conflict. Emphasis is placed on evaluating information, problem solving, approaching cross-cultural perspectives, and resolving controversies and dilemmas. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate orally and in writing the use of critical thinking skills in the analysis of appropriate texts. Students will also explore the parameters of selected ethical issues.

Course Prerequisites:
Take DRE-098(S23643) ENG-002 or ENG-111(S24022); Take previously. Required.Take 1 group; Option: Take ENG-090 RED-090; Option: Take ENG-111(S24022); Option: Take DRE-098(S23643); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

HUM-121: The Nature of America

This course provides an interdisciplinary survey of the American cultural, social, and political experience. Emphasis is placed on the multicultural character of American society, distinctive qualities of various regions, and the American political system. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze significant cultural, social, and political aspects of American life.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

HUM-130: Myth in Human Culture

This course provides an in-depth study of myths and legends. Topics include the varied sources of myths and their influence on the individual and society within diverse cultural contexts. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a general familiarity with myths and a broad-based understanding of the influence of myths and legends on modern culture.

Course Prerequisites:
Take 1 group; Option: Take RED-090 ENG-090; Option: Take ENG-111(S13673); Option: Take DRE-098(S23643); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

HUM-160: Introduction to Film

This course introduces the fundamental elements of film artistry and production. Topics include film styles, history, and production techniques, as well as the social values reflected in film art. Upon completion, students should be able to critically analyze the elements covered in relation to selected films.

Course Prerequisites:
Take ENG-111(S13673); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0

HUM-161: Advanced Film Studies

This course provides an advanced study of film art and production, building on skills learned in HUM 160. Topics include advanced film production techniques, film genres, examination of master directors' styles, and the relation of film to culture. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize and critically analyze advanced elements of film production.

Course Prerequisites:
Take HUM-160(S16395); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0

HUM-220: Human Values and Meaning

This course presents some major dimensions of human experience as reflected in art, music, literature, philosophy, and history. Topics include the search for identity, the quest for knowledge, the need for love, the individual and society, and the meaning of life. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize interdisciplinary connections and distinguish between open and closed questions and between narrative and scientific models of understanding.

Course Prerequisites:
Take ENG-111(S13673); Take previously. Required.Invalid block level for block "L57553" Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

HUM-230: Leadership Development

This course explores the theories and techniques of leadership and group process. Emphasis is placed on leadership styles, theories of group dynamics, and the moral and ethical responsibilities of leadership. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and analyze a personal philosophy and style of leadership and integrate these concepts in various practical situations.

Course Prerequisites:
Take ENG-111(S13673); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0