|HUM-107: Gender Perceptions in American Film, Credits = 5|
This class uses American films from a variety of genres and decades as primary texts to study representations and ideas of masculinity and femininity. Students will be asked to think critically about where their ideas about gender come from and how these ideas are perpetuated and reinforced in media.
HUM-109: World Arts and Culture, Credits = 5
Provides a study of literature, poetry, visual art, film, theatre, music and history in cultures around the world by comparing differences and similarities across cultures. A cross-cultural inspection of topics surrounding family, gender, race, class, and customs are critiqued through the use of art and its cultural impact through the perspectives of history, politics, philosophy, aesthetics, religion, anthropology, sociology, and literature. Completion of ENGL 097 recommended.
HUM-110: Four Perspectives, Credits = 5
Students will explore four significant perspectives in the history of ideas. Students will learn about how the world has changed in response to the ideas and life examples of Pythagoras, Galileo, the Buddha, and Jesus Christ. Readings and videos, as well as photos, poetry, paintings, music, and other art forms are used to find out about 1) the Pythagorean idea of Nature as governed by number, of deep order in the universe; 2) Galileo's contribution to the methods of modern science and experimental inquiry; 3) the basic teachings of the Buddha, especially mindfulness; 4) Christian love as a challenging, creative, and active way of life. In the Introduction section, we will orient the Four Perspectives in the history of humankind, and in the Conclusion section, we will examine common and disparate elements of the Four Perspectives.
HUM-299: Special Topics, Credits = 1 - 5
Opportunity for students to pursue special interests and topics in the humanities. Requires working with humanities faculty to develop a project and to determine the research and presentational methods as well as outcomes to be achieved and assessed.