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Integrated Humanities (HUM)


151. The Art of Seeing and Listening: Cross-Cultural Themes (3) (F, S) To develop the ability to see and listen creatively to a variety of visual and musical expressions around the world, and make relevant applications to life experiences. Emphasis given to understanding art and music within a variety of cultural and historical contexts globally.

251. The Art of Reading: Global Texts and Contexts (3) (F, W) A global exploration of written and oral texts, from epic stories to scriptures, songs, histories, myths, love letters, political speeches, tweets and other digital texts. (Pre- or co-requisite: ENGL 101).

301. Cultures of Oceania (3) (W) Study of the peoples and histories of Oceania. Emphasis on gaining general cultural literacy with special attention on expressive culture and group diversity.

302. Cultures of Asia (3) (F) Studies of the peoples and histories of Asia. Emphasis on gaining general cultural literacy with special attention on expressive culture and group diversity.

303. Cultures of Europe (3) (S) A survey of major European arts of music, painting, sculpture, architecture, literature, as well as philosophy and history covered through an historical approach from the classical period to the contemporary.

304. Topics in Area Studies (3) (Variable) Study of the peoples and histories of a particular world region or area. Emphasis on gaining general cultural literacy with special attention on expressive culture and group diversity.

365R. Special Studies in World Cinema (3) (W) A variable content course designed to explore various topics and themes in world cinema. May be repeated for credit provided the topic is different. (Prerequisite: HUM 290).

399R. Internship in Integrated Humanities (3) (F, W, S) Students may receive credit for applied experience in Integrated Humanities. Prior approval must be obtained and a program coordinated by a faculty member and the on-site supervisor. (Prerequisite: HUM 420 or 440).

420. Studies in Themes and Genres (3) (W) A comparative investigation of particular themes or genres in expressive culture: visual arts, music, literature, film, etc. Emphasis placed on interpretive strategies and the application of critical perspectives to both individual works of cultural expression and to themes or genres studied. Topics may vary by semester. (Prerequisite: HUM 151 or 251).

440. Studies in Texts and Contexts (3) (F) A comparative exploration of a selection of primary seminal texts (literary, philosophical, visual) in one or more world cultures, and the application of critical theoretical considerations. Emphasis placed on situating the texts within historical and cultural contexts and developing interpretive strategies. Topics may vary by semester. (Prerequisite: HUM 151 or 251).

442. Philosophy of Art (3) (F, W) An exploration of problems, methods, and theories in aesthetic valuation, appreciation, and criticism. (Same as ART 442) (Prerequisite: HUM 151 or HUM 251; or FILM 102 and 300).

490. Senior Capstone (3) (F, W, S) Culminating capstone experience for students in the Integrated Humanities program. It may include a research paper and/or a project through individual mentoring. It should be taken during the senior year. (Prerequisites: HUM 420 or 440 or 442).

496R. Student Research (1-3) (F, W, S) Supervised individual research for students who have been granted a student research and development associateship. Required for all associates.