Humanities
INTRO TO HUMANITIES
HUM& 101
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Interdisciplinary exploration of the human experience and expression, which travels through multiple time periods and cultures to investigate art, philosophy, religion, politics, literature, and what it means to be "human". [HA, SE]
POPULAR CULTURE
HUM 103
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Introduction to American Popular Culture using methodology and theory from various disciplines: music, television and cinema studies, sociology, communication studies, literature, anthropology, and history. Central questions will focus on the ways popular culture serves not simply as a reflection of a culture's beliefs and values, but also as a site of conversation between the various sub-groups that thrive in America. [HA, SE]
EVOLUTION FOR EVERYONE
HUM 105
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Explore the interdisciplinary nature of the Humanities by integrating key scientific elements with studies of culture and the values associated with being human. Evolution for Everyone brings the core biological concepts of adaption and change across the divide of "science" versus "arts" to create connections and understandings of not only how we experience being human through our own places in the world, but how biological principles affect our expressions of humanity. [GE, HA]
CONCEPTS OF NATURE
HUM 112
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Interdisciplinary study of current and historical ways of "constructing" nature: assigning values to it and deriving ethics and aesthetics from it. Focuses on America, with background in European and Judeo-Christian models of nature. Examines how those contrast with Native American and traditional models. Looks at regional issues as examples. [HA, SE]
INTRODUCTION TO CINEMA
HUM 152
3 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Introductory course on the study of Film history, production techniques, aesthetics and social impact of the American film industry from early 1900's to present. [HA, SE]
BIOETHICS
HUM 180
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
A study of biological science and ethics. Ethical principles and theories are used in solving bioethical dilemmas. Concepts studied include genetic engineering, inherited disorders, cloning, physician assisted suicide, allocation of health resources, organ donation, and environmental ethics. Credit not allowed for both BIOL 180 and HUM 180. [HA, NS, SE]
THEMES THROUGH THE HUMANITIES
HUM 200
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Investigation of the phenomena of the collective human experience by examining themes such as love, war, and death through the interdisciplinary lenses of literature, art, and music. Builds upon the methods of interdisciplinary analysis cultivated in HUM 101, while providing a more focused and theme-specific mode of critical engagement with both historical as well as modern ideas of common human experiences. Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in HUM& 101, HUM 103, or HUM 152. [GE, HA]
HUMANITIES AND TECHNOLOGY
HUM 201
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Students will examine various forms of technology, especially examples of "media." Course will be a dynamic, interactive exploration of the relationships between technology and such variables as work, education, gender, sex, and war. Students will collaborate to generate critical explanations of the relationships between intellectual movements, events, and technologies from the Industrial Age to the present and their impacts upon experiences and identities of individuals and cultures/societies today. [GE, HA] [PNP]
INTRO TO GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL & TRANS STUD
HUM 210
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
An interdisciplinary survey of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans issues in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities with an emphasis on the period from 1900 to the present in the United States. Introduction to the most compelling and problematic aspects of modern cultural representation of and discourse on sexual and gender identity. Prerequisite: College level reading and writing recommended. [HA, SE, SS] [PNP]
SELECTED TOPICS
HUM 280
1 - 5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Selected topics in Humanities. Topics vary and course theme and content change to reflect new topics. This course may be repeated for credit. Specific topics are listed in the quarterly class schedule. [SE]
SPECIAL PROJECTS
HUM 290
1 - 5 Credits
Opportunity to plan, organize and complete special projects approved by the department. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]