Humanities Courses

HUM 110 Technology and Society

This course considers technological change from historical, artistic, and philosophical perspectives and its effect on human needs and concerns. Emphasis is placed on the causes and consequences of technological change.

HUM 115 Critical Thinking

This course introduces the use of critical thinking skills in the context of human conflict. Emphasis is placed on information, problem solving, approaching cross-cultural perspectives, and resolving controversies and dilemmas.

HUM 120 Cultural Studies

This course introduces the distinctive features of a particular culture. Topics include art, history, music, literature, politics, philosophy, and religion.

HUM 121 The Nature of America

This course provides an interdisciplinary survey of the American cultural, social, and political experience. Emphasis is placed on the multicultural character of American society, distinctive qualities of various regions, and the American political system.

HUM 122 Southern Culture

This course explores the major qualities that make the South a distinct region. Topics include music, politics, literature, art, religion, race relations, and the role of social class in historical and contemporary contexts.

HUM 130 Myth in Human Culture

This course provides an in-depth study of myths and legends. Topics include the varied sources of myths and their influence on the individual and society within diverse cultural contexts.

HUM 140 The History of Architecture

This course covers the political and religious influences upon architecture. Topics include specific historical buildings evidencing architectural advancement, with special emphasis upon modern architecture.

HUM 150 American Women’s Studies

This course provides an interdisciplinary study of history, literature, and social roles of reflected American women from Colonial times to the present. Emphasis is placed on women’s roles as reflected in American language usage, education, law, the workplace, and mainstream culture.

HUM 160 Introduction to Film

This course introduces the fundamental elements of film artistry and production. Topics include film styles, history, and production techniques, as well as the social values reflected in film art.

HUM 161 Advanced Film Studies

This course provides an advanced study of film art and production, building on skills learned in HUM 160. Topics includeadvanced film production techniques, film genres, examination of master directors’ styles, and the relation of film to culture.

HUM 170 The Holocaust

This course provides a survey of the destruction of European Jewry by the Nazis during World War II. Topics include the anti-Semitic ideology, bureaucratic structures, and varying conditions of European occupation and domination under the Third Reich.

HUM 220 Human Values and Meaning

This course presents some major dimensions of human experience as reflected in art, music, literature, philosophy, and history. Topics include the search for identity, the quest for knowledge, the need for love, the individual and society, and the meaning of life.

HUM 230 Leadership Development

This course explores the theories and techniques of leadership and group process. Emphasis is placed on leadership styles, theories of group dynamics, and the moral and ethical responsibilities of leadership.