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Humanistic Studies

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  • Prerequisites
  • General Education
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable
  • Additional Fees
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
HUM STUD-101

Foundations of Western Culture I

Comprehensive chronological survey of major events, people, and ideas that have influenced the history, literature, art, and culture of Western Civilization. This course covers ancient civilization through the Renaissance.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
  • Gen Ed: Humanities
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
HUM STUD-102

Foundations of Western Culture II

Comprehensive chronological survey of major events, people, and ideas that have influenced the history, literature, art, and culture of Western Civilization. This covers the Renaissance up to the present.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
  • Gen Ed: Humanities
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
HUM STUD-103

World Civilizations I

Chronological survey of major events, people, and ideas that have influenced the history, literature, art, and culture of various world civilizations. This course covers the origins of civilization to the Age of Exploration.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
  • Gen Ed: Humanities
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
HUM STUD-104

World Civilizations II

Chronological survey of major events, people, and ideas that have influenced the history, literature, art and culture of various world civilizations. This course covers the Age of Exploration up to the present.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
  • Gen Ed: Humanities
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
HUM STUD-160

Introduction to Language

Study of language and linguistics, including basic principles and methods in structural linguistics, social and regional variation in language, historical change and introductory study of meaning.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
Credits 3
Lecture
HUM STUD-198

First Year Seminar

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Writing Emphasis

Prerequisites
Reserved for New Incoming Freshman
  • Gen Ed: First Year Seminar
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
HUM STUD-201

Introduction to the Humanities I

Major methods and ideas of the western humanities, examined in selected works of literature, philosophy and fine arts, from Classical world through Renaissance.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
  • Gen Ed: Humanities
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
HUM STUD-202

Introduction to the Humanities II

Major methods and ideas of the western humanities, examined in selected works of literature, philosophy and fine arts, from Baroque through the Modern Period.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
  • Gen Ed: Humanities
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
HUM STUD-213

Ethnic Diversity and Human Values

This course will explore some of the most fundamental questions of human values and meaning by studying the rich literature, history, and culture of one or more of the following groups of the United States: African American, American Indian, Asian American, and Latino.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
  • Gen Ed: Ethnic Studies Perspective
Credits 3-6
Lecture
Fall
HUM STUD-220

ESL: Listening and Speaking Across Cultures

  • Pre-Requisites

Global and discrete listening and speaking skills for ESL students based on content in intercultural communication. Emphasis on note-taking, listening for main ideas and key details, organizing and delivering speeches, and participating effectively in debates and small and large group discussions.

Prerequisites
P: International student status or permission of instructor.
Credits 1-4
Field Exp
HUM STUD-299

Travel Course

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable

Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.

Prerequisites
P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
  • Gen Ed: Global Culture
  • Travel Course
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits 3
Lecture
HUM STUD-318

Topics in Linguistics/TESL

Analysis and discussion of topics of central importance in applied linguistics and Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL). Possible topics include:Teaching Grammer to ELLs; Second Language Pragmatics; Second Language Writing; and others.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
  • Course is repeatable to 6 credits.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
HUM STUD-319

Second Language Acquisition

Overview of issues in second-language acquisition, including linguistic, cognitive, social, and affective factors. Students will examine and think about learner language, read research on learner language, and consider implications for second-language teaching.

Prerequisites
Rec: Hum Stud 160.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Odd Only
HUM STUD-320

Second Language Assessment

  • Pre-Requisites

An exploration of policies, procedures, and instruments in assessing English language proficiency. Focus will be on practical assessment strategies and their incorporation into instructional planning.

Prerequisites
P: Hum Stud 160 or Educ 311 or 315.
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
HUM STUD-321

Language and Society

The study of language in relation to society, including social and regional dialects, bilingualism and language contact, speech communities, the ethnography of language, and applications such as language policy and planning.

Prerequisites
P: None. REC: Hum Stud 160.
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
Even Only
HUM STUD-323

The Hebrew Bible (Old Testament)

  • Pre-Requisites

Interdisciplinary study of the Hebrew Bible (also called the Old Testament), read and discussed in English.

Prerequisites
P: none; REC: jr st.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Odd Only
HUM STUD-324

The New Testament

  • Pre-Requisites

The origins of the Christian tradition as reflected in the primary texts of that tradition in the New Testament: The major divisions of the writings of the New Testament, the life of Jesus as recorded in the gospels, the importance of St. Paul and the apocalyptic writings of St. John.

Prerequisites
P: none; REC: jr st.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Even Only
HUM STUD-326

Non-Western Religions

The two major religions of the East, Hinduism and Buddhism: the richness, variety and flexibility of the faith and practice of Hinduism, with its belief in a multiplicity of gods and goddesses; and the various sects and schools of Buddhism--Theravadic, Mayahana, Zen and Tantric.

Prerequisites
P: none; REC: jr st.
  • Gen Ed: Global Culture
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Even Only
HUM STUD-327

Religion and the Social Order

This course considers sociological, class, and economic analyses of religion. Exploring how these approaches challenge religious belief, it also examines how modern religious thinkers respond to this challenge.

Prerequisites
P: jr st; REC: Hum Stud 201 and 202
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
HUM STUD-334

Perspectives on Human Values: The Classical World

Focuses on the values of the world of classical Greece and Rome as reflected in its texts and fine arts.

Prerequisites
P: jr st.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
HUM STUD-335

Perspectives on Human Values: The Medieval World

Focuses on the history, society, culture and values of the middle ages as reflected in its literature and fine arts.

Prerequisites
P: jr st.
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
HUM STUD-336

Perspectives on Human Values: The Renaissance

Explores human values as they appear in texts and fine arts in the 15th and 16th century European Renaissance.

Prerequisites
P: jr st.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
HUM STUD-337

Perspectives on Human Values: The Age of Reason

Immerses in the ideas that fueled the enlightenment era in seventeenth and eighteenth century Europe. Focuses specifically on political turmoil amidst radical thinking, the revolution in the conduct of science, and the impact of these changes on the social world.

Prerequisites
P: jr st.
Credits 1-3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
HUM STUD-350

Interdisciplinary Study of Great Works

Interdisciplinary study of one or more works central to the Humanistic tradition. Variable content.

Prerequisites
P: jr st.
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
HUM STUD-351

Interdisciplinary Themes in Humanistic Studies

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Repeatable

Interdisciplinary examination of a single important theme in the Humanities. Variable content.

Prerequisites
P: jr st.
  • Gen Ed: Ethnic Studies Perspective,Humanities
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits 3
Lecture
HUM STUD-352

Literatures in Translation

  • Pre-Requisites
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Repeatable

A study of selected works of literatures in translation. A variable content course.

Prerequisites
P: jr st.
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
Odd Only
HUM STUD-356

German Culture

The culture of the German-speaking world from the earliest periods to the present with a focus on how contemporary Germany has been shaped by issues of history, religion, art, music, philosophy, and commerce.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
  • Gen Ed: Global Culture
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
Even Only
HUM STUD-357

German Cinema

Historical and critical introduction to the work of prominent German filmmakers and to cinematic representations of German culture.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Odd Only
HUM STUD-360

Globalization and Cultural Conflict

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Writing Emphasis

This course examines the phenomenon of globalization and its impact on cultural identity as well as the conflicts in values and belief-systems that have arisen in its wake. We will explore the notion of a clash of civilizations and cultures with particular emphasis on the supposed clash between the West and the Islamic world.

Prerequisites
REC: jr st
  • Gen Ed: Global Culture,Humanities
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
HUM STUD-382

Perspective on Human Values: Romanticism to Modernism

Studies the challenge to tradition and reason and the response to that challenge from the development of romanticism in the late 18th century to the flowering of modernism in the early twentieth century.

Prerequisites
P: Hum Stud 102 or 202; REC: jr st.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
HUM STUD-383

Perspectives on Human Values: The Contemporary World

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Writing Emphasis

A study of values shaping the contemporary world through reflection on historical, literary, philosophical, artistic, and other cultural products from the Second World War to the present.

Prerequisites
P: Hum Stud 102 or 202; REC: jr st.
  • Gen Ed: Global Culture,Humanities
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Even Only
HUM STUD-384

Perspectives on Human Values in Other Cultures

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Repeatable

Study of values and worldview of a culture other than those of Western Europe and the United States.

Prerequisites
P: none; REC: jr st.
  • Gen Ed: Global Culture
  • Course is repeatable to 12 credits.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Odd Only
HUM STUD-385

Perspectives on Human Values: First Nations

Drawing upon American Indian oral traditions and Elder epistemology, this course will examine the diverse traditional, cultural, spiritual, and political values and world views of American Indian Nations.

Prerequisites
P: FNS 225 or 226.
  • Gen Ed: Humanities,Sustainability Perspective
Credits 3
Ind Study
Spring
Fall
HUM STUD-478

Honors in the Major

  • Pre-Requisites

Prerequisites
P: min 3.50 all cses req for major and min gpa 3.75 all UL cses req for major.
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
HUM STUD-480

Humanities Seminar

A capstone seminar for humanities majors, examining basic questions and issues in the humanities. Course will emphasize student participation and a substantial term paper. Topics vary. May be repeated for credit when different topics are covered.

Prerequisites
P: Humanistic Studies major
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits 1-12
Field Exp
Spring
Fall
HUM STUD-497

Internship

Supervised practical experience in an organization or activity appropriate to a student's career and educational interests. Internships are supervised by faculty members and require periodic student/faculty meetings.

Prerequisites
P: jr st.
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits 1-4
Ind Study
Spring
Fall
HUM STUD-498

Independent Study

Independent study is offered on an individual basis at the student's request and consists of a program of learning activities planned in consultation with a faculty member. A student wishing to study or conduct research in an area not represented in available scheduled courses should develop a preliminary proposal and seek the sponsorship of a faculty member. The student's advisor can direct him or her to instructors with appropriate interests. A written report or equivalent is required for evaluation, and a short title describing the program must be sent early inthe semester to the registrar for entry on the student's transcript.

Prerequisites
P: fr or so st with cum gpa > or = 2.50; or jr or sr st with cum gpa > or = 2.00.
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits 1-6
Field Exp
HUM STUD-499

Travel Course

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable

Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.

Prerequisites
P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
  • Gen Ed: Global Culture
  • Travel Course
  • Course is repeatable for credit.