Humanities Course Offerings

HU 204 - Humanities and the Human Adventure I

This course examines the integrated western humanities from prehistory through the medieval period, while exploring the interrelationships of literature, philosophy, religion, the visual arts, and the performing arts. Concerned not only with becoming familiar with works from prescribed time periods, learners also develop ways to critically appreciate and situate such human thoughts and expressions within the context of their counterparts as discovered in contemporary society. HU 204 and HU 205 do not need to be taken sequentially.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

HU 205 - Humanities and the Human Adventure II

This course examines the integrated western humanities beginning with the Renaissance through the Postmodern era while exploring the interrelationships of literature, philosophy, religion, the visual arts, and the performing arts. Concerned not only with becoming familiar with works from prescribed time periods, learners also develop ways to critically appreciate and situate such human thoughts and expressions within the context of their counterparts as discovered in contemporary society. HU 204 and HU 205 need not be taken sequentially.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

HU 210 - The Art of Being Human

This course explores a wide range of experiences, ideologies and beliefs in terms of personal identity, philosophy, religion, literature, the visual arts, and the performing arts. Through exposure to diverse presentations and provocative readings, learners will be challenged to step outside their current world and life view and wrestle with the interrelationship of all these forms, as they are manifest in both western and non-western traditions. It is recommended that students complete EN 100/101 with a C or Higher prior to enrolling in this course.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

HU 212 - Classical Mythology

This course involves a close examination of the major myths of the ancient Greeks and Romans while also looking at earlier Mesopotamian and Egyptian forerunners as well as the considerable influence that ancient myths have had on contemporary literature and film. Mythology is by nature an interdisciplinary course and thus examines ancient narrative through a number of lenses (literature, theology, archaeology, history, and philosophy) and in a number of genres (epic poetry, tragedy, comedy, modern prose, and film). Special attention is given to understanding the ancient cultures which produced these stories and outlining why they remain a central part of the human experience and the broader discipline of the humanities.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

HU 219 - Global Studies Through International Travel

This course, offered summer session only, will provide an in-depth study of culture and civilization through disciplines such as history, art, architecture, language, and geography during an international travel experience. Students will experience first-hand how all of these intertwine to indicate a great deal about what people of differing cultures value and how they relate to each other and the world around them. Class will meet on campus pre-departure and upon return from travel. This course requires a valid passport and any required visas. Students will also be responsible for all international travel costs associated with this course.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

HU 220 - Global Studies through Domestic Travel

This course, offered summer session only, provides an in-depth study of culture and civilization through disciplines such as history, art, architecture, language and dialect, and geography during a domestic travel experience. Students experience first-hand how all of these intertwine to indicate much about what people of differing cultural subgroups value and how they relate to each other and the community around them. The class meets on campus for pre-departure and upon return from travel. Students are responsible for all travel and tour costs associated with this course.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

HU 245 - Technology and Humanity

This course examines definitions of technology, while identifying some of history\'s most influential inventions. Through a discussion of universal human values as identified by some of the world\'s greatest writers and thinkers, learners reflect on positive and negative impacts of technology on humanity while analyzing and evaluating their own interactions with technology.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

HU 273 - Film Viewing and Construction - An Introduction to Film

This course is an introduction to the study of film and its stylistic tendencies, narrative strategies, genres, and theoretical approaches. Students view, discuss, and critique representative films from the silent era, early comedy, the New Cinema, current films, the foreign film, and the documentary.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

HU 274 - American Cinema Genres

This course explores specific narrative film genres, such as the western, the war film, the gangster film, film noir, the detective film, comedy, horror, melodrama, science fiction, and the musical. While keeping in mind the history, basic tenants, and socio-historical dimensions pertaining to different genres, students critique films according to style and aesthetics.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

HU 281 - Exploring World Religions

Students survey (through substantial immersion into world religion texts) the origins, teachings, values, and practices of Indigenous/Primal religions; Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Shinto, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Sikhism. While learning the content of individual traditions and exploring the comparative questions between/among traditions, students focus on how human beings have answered the perennial questions about the ultimate meanings and purposes of existence. It is recommended that students complete EN 100/101 with a C or Higher prior to enrolling in this course.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)