Course Offerings | Humanities

Division of Humanities

Jane Joyce (chair), Kelly Becker, Brian Cooney, Steve Csaki, Mary Daniels, Tony Haigh, Barbara Hall, Ken Keffer, Werner Klimke, William Levin, Mark Lucas, Daniel Manheim, Jennifer Marshall, Thomas McCollough, Jennifer McMahon, James Morrison, Milton Reigelman, Tammy Thompson, Marianne Ward, Philip White



No major or minor is offered in this program, but elective courses in humanities are offered from time to time on a variety of topics. HUM 110 or 111 and 120 or 121 are required for graduation and are normally taken in the freshman year.



Humanities Courses

HUM 110 Introduction to Humanities-I
A study of literature, philosophy, and the fine arts in classical Greek and Roman civilization with special attention given to ethical and aesthetic values. Emphasis is placed on writing, analysis, and discussion.

HUM 111 Expository Writing and Humanities-I (four credit hours)
A variant of HUM 110 designed to provide additional instruction and practice in all forms of expository writing.

HUM 120 Introduction to Humanities-II
A selected study of literature, music, and the fine arts from the medieval period onward, with special attention given to ethical and aesthetic values. Emphasis is placed on writing, analysis, and discussion. Prerequisite: HUM 110 or 111.

HUM 121 Expository Writing and Humanities-II (four credit hours)
A variant of HUM 120 designed to provide additional instruction and practice in all forms of expository writing. A passing grade in this course satisfies the basic skills requirement in expository writing. Prerequisite: HUM 110 or 111.


Special Topics Offered 1998-2001

HUM 25 The Culture of Alsace
An intensive immersion in the history, art, architecture, traditions, and natural environment of the Rhine plain. Survival language skills and an orientation to Strasbourg are included. A journal is required. Offered in Strasbourg. (Offered on a Pass/Unsatisfactory basis only.)

HUM 25 The Culture of Ecuador (two credit hours)
An intensive immersion in the history, art, architecture, traditions, and natural environment of Ecuador. Survival language skills and orientation to Ecuador are included. A journal is required. NOTE: Offered on a pass/unsatisfactory basis only.

HUM 25 Introduction to Mexico (one credit hour)
An introduction to the history, culture, and political economy of Mexico for students planning to participate in the Centre-in-Mexico program. Offered on a pass/unsatisfactory basis only.

HUM 25 The Cultures of Mexico (two credit hours)
An intensive introduction to the culture of Mexico for students studying in the Centre-in-Mexico program. Includes instruction in survival language skills. Offered on a pass/unsatisfactory basis only.

HUM 25 Life in Merida
An on-site exploration of the intricacies of life in Merida, Mexico, including guided field trips, guest lectures, readings, and seminar discussions. Also includes a study of the regional attributes of the Yucatan peninsula and a volunteer project in Merida.

HUM 25 Styles in Art and Architecture
A basic course surveying stylistic changes in painting, sculpture, and architecture from the Middle Ages to the contemporary period. To develop the ability to identify the various period styles, students visit museums and architectural monuments in Paris, Florence, Munich, and Amsterdam. Conducted in Europe.