HUM (ART) 1113 Art Appreciation
Illustrated lecture course surveying the role and dimension of art with a general examination of art theory, art media, and art history.
HUM 2113 Humanities I
A chronological survey of humanity through a cross-disciplinary study of humanity’s ideas, discoveries, and creative achievements from pre-history through the medieval period.
HUM 2223 Humanities II
A chronological survey of humanity through a cross-disciplinary study of humanity’s ideas, discoveries, and creative achievements from the Renaissance through the modern period.
HUM (COMM) 2413 Theatre Appreciation
A survey and analysis of theatre history, literature, and practices relating to the theatre as a social force. This course explores the fundamentals of understanding and enjoying theatrical performances through an examination of dramatic forms, theatre development, and theatrical artistic elements.
HUM (MUSC) 2573 Music Appreciation
The course is designed to cultivate a broader listening and appreciative attitude toward music. Lectures with musical illustrations on important works of musical literature are included. Humanities elective.
HUM 2893 Cinema
Introduction to the basics of motion pictures, film theory, history, and appreciation.
HUM 3113 Studies in African-American Culture
A study of African-American culture and its role within the general cultural fabric of America, including an investigation of African-American history, literature, music, religion, visual arts, and other achievements.
HUM 3213 Studies in Hispanic Culture
Examines the cultural contributions of the various Spanish-speaking populations of the world, including an investigation of their history, literature, music, religion, visual arts, and other achievements.
HUM 3323 Gods and Heroes
Explores the mytho-religious tradition of ancient Greece and Rome from the original sources and meanings to their various interpretations in subsequent Western literature and fine art.
HUM 3423 Biblical Literature and Art
Explores selected books and episodes from both the Hebrew and Christian Bibles. Considers their original context and meanings and their various interpretations in subsequent Western literature and fine art.
HUM 3443 Theatre Traditions
Explores significant periods and/or developments regarding the purposes and the practices of theatre, from its ancient Greek origins to the present, toward developing a deeper understanding of theatre’s cultural significance.
HUM 3543 Adaptation: Literature and Film
Explores selected works of literature and the adaptation of literature to film. Considers works of literature in their own right, the relationship between literature and film, the significance of adapting literature for the screen, the differences between films and their sources, the elements through which both literature and film elicit meaning, and the cultural relevance of these works.
HUM 3633 Comparative Religion
A comparative study of traditions, scriptures, theologies, major figures, and practices of world religions through an investigation of cross themes and contrasts.
HUM 3713 Sex, Love, and Friendship
An interdisciplinary, humanities-grounded approach to sex, love, and friendship, their relationships with one another, and related issues regarding each, through classic literary, philosophical, and religious readings, works of fine art and film, and selected contemporary sources.
HUM 3733 Death, Plague, and War
An interdisciplinary, humanities-grounded approach to issues of human suffering, inhumanity, and mortality, as well as humanity’s recognition of, reflection on, and responses to these issues, through classic literary, philosophical, and religious readings, works of fine art and film, and selected contemporary sources.
HUM 3833 Studies-At-Large: The Americas
This course is designed to foster study external to the region. Its scope will be limited to locations within the American continents. May be repeated once for credit.
HUM 3950 Special Topics in Humanities
Current topic in approved area of Humanities study. Content will be determined by the instructor. Repeatable up to 6 hours. (1-6 credit hours.)
HUM 4003 Multimedia Communications
An aesthetic consideration of the most effective ways to integrate written/oral and visual language. Special attention will be paid to corporate communication issues and the public sector, film, television, print, performance, and visual communication, as well as movements in digital or cyber communications and other emerging technologies. (Formerly LSTD 4003)
HUM 4013 Capstone Project/Portfolio I
The Capstone Project/Portfolio is an original, specialized project, integrating the student’s cumulative academic experiences. Preparation for the Senior Project begins in the junior year with consultation with advisors. Prerequisite: senior status. (Formerly LSTD 4013)
HUM 4113 International Cinema
Intensive study and research on international cinema focusing on, but not limited to, a particular national cinema, director, genre, body of criticism, or historical time period. Prerequisite: HUM 2893 or equivalent.
HUM/HIST 4213 Will Rogers’ America*
An interdisciplinary study and critical examination of the diverse and complex American culture between 1915 and 1935 as seen through the cultural artifacts of Will Rogers. Considers relevant issues such as socio-historical-political contexts and multicultural questions of the era.
HUM 4413 Women in Literary and Visual Arts
An interdisciplinary study of the literary and artistic productions of women in Western culture. Considers relevant issues including, but not limited to, gendered productions, socio-historical contexts, and critical theory. Prerequisites: HUM 2113, HUM 2223, and ENGL 1213.
HUM 4833 Studies-At-Large: International
This course is designed to foster study external to the region. Its scope will be limited to locations outside of the American continents. May be repeated once for credit.
HUM 4993 Seminar in Humanities
A reading, research, and/or lecture seminar on a particular topic, period, or genre. Seminars will require extensive reading of, and reports on, primary and secondary works and/or research project(s). Student discussion will be paramount. Prerequisite: Senior status.