Humanities


3 Credit Hours

Develops some basic skills in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing in Spanish with an emphasis on language skills that can be useful in a variety of workplace settings. Students will also be introduced to some key elements of Hispanic culture.

 


3 Credit Hours

Builds directly upon the knowledge and skills acquired in Spanish I. It extends the capacity of the student to describe the self using the preterit and imperfect. Simple and compound sentences and interrogative forms of a greater complexity are learned and practiced. The subjunctive mood is also introduced.

Prerequisite: HUM2101

 


3 Credit Hours

Develops some basic skills in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing in French with an emphasis on language skills that can be useful in a variety of workplace settings. Students will also be introduced to some key elements of French culture.

 


3 Credit Hours

Builds directly upon the workplace-oriented language skills acquired in Introduction to French I with a continued exploration of French culture.

Prerequisite: HUM2103 or equivalency

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides students with a comprehensive survey of new directions in the visual arts. Topics include key artists who helped shape perceptions of the world and themes and multiple forms of art, such as traditional studio art, video, installations, and digital art.

 


3 Credit Hours

Introduces film analysis and criticism. This course focuses on the techniques filmmakers use to form meaning and shape perceptions. Students view a variety of films with the goal of building a critical vocabulary to enhance their ability to analyze what they see with increased understanding and skill.

Prerequisite: ENG2205

 


3 Credit Hours

Explores the various techniques of argumentation. This course presents flaws in arguments, such as frauds, deceptions, and logical errors.

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides an introductory, interdisciplinary exploration of creativity to discover the full scope of human potential and to maximize creative resources. Students explore factors that foster creative achievements in a variety of fields, and develop their own innate abilities for thinking and creating more imaginatively and effectively.

 


3 Credit Hours

Introduces philosophy, the art of exploring the broadest questions a human being can ask. These include: What is real? What can we know? How should we live? Among the more specific topics of discussion are the nature of God, the self, causality, the mind, right and wrong, mortality, and the general meaning of existence.

 


3 Credit Hours

Introduces the study of ethics and moral philosophy, including its historical development, the major figures within that history, and ethical and moral issues that face us today. This course presents the ideas of great thinkers throughout history and encourages students’ own thinking on various ethical and moral issues.

 


3 Credit Hours

Explores historical, mysterious, and scandalous events that reflected political, social, cultural, and economic developments in America throughout the 20th century. Topics include the prohibition of alcohol, the stock market crash of 1929, the refusal of Rosa Parks to give up her bus seat, and infamous assassinations.

 


3 Credit Hours

Explores literature, history, philosophy, visual art, and the social sciences and their application to medical education and practice. This course uses an interdisciplinary approach to examine the power of the humanities to develop skills of observation, analysis, empathy, and self-reflection that are essential for humane medical care.

Prerequisite: ENG2205

 


3 Credit Hours

Traces the development of American popular music from the mid-19th century up to the present. Particular emphasis will be given to the impact of African American culture on jazz, blues, rock, and reggae. The course will conclude with an analysis of hip-hop’s globalization and its impact on society.

 


1 to 3 Credit Hours

Involves readings and discussions organized around selected topics in the humanities. Topics vary each semester.

 


3 Credit Hours

Offers students the opportunity to use drawing as a means of exploring creativity. Students will learn techniques to portray objects, landscapes, figures, and personal interests. Course performance is based on growth, not talent.

 


3 Credit Hours

Presents the origins, central figures, major teachings, concepts, beliefs, and practices of the major religions of the world such as the indigenous religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and contemporary religious movements.

 


3 Credit Hours

Introduces the major political, social, economic, and technological trends that have shaped the United States since World War II. Students will learn about pivotal events and multi-decade trends, such as the civil rights movement, the shift in economies, the Cold War, and the position of the United States as a world power.

 


3 Credit Hours

Introduces the writings of contemporary feminist theorists that explore issues of gender identity, reproduction, ethnicity, and acculturation. Students analyze works at the theoretical level and their application to contemporary concerns, such as the role of women in the family, community, workforce, and political arena.

 


3 Credit Hours

Explores pre-colonial times through the mid-20th century to provide a comprehensive view of the visual arts in America and the ideas and forces affecting them. This course takes a broad and inclusive approach to the variety and richness of American art, including work by previously marginalized groups. 

 


3 Credit Hours

Explores western philosophies for justice in a society. Students explore debates from the courts of ancient Athens to the streets of present day America to philosophically question how a society is arranged, opportunities for change, the distribution of wealth/power, and how morality is assessed.

Prerequisite: HUM2225

 


3 Credit Hours

Examines the treatment of legal themes in literature, music, film, and other visual arts to consider the relationship between the humanities and the law. Students explore the ways that the humanities utilize different perspectives and aesthetic styles to discuss such legal themes as morality, justice, equality, and authority.

Prerequisite: ENG2205

 


1 to 3 Credit Hours

Special topics in the Humanities are studied in depth at an advanced level.

Prerequisite: Any 200-level course in the Humanities