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Humanities (HUM)

These are 2013-2014 course descriptions.

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Students who enroll in Humanities courses must have placed into ENGL 1100 and are encouraged either to have completed ENGL 1100 or to be enrolled in that course when scheduling a Humanities course.

HUM 1100 Introduction to Humanities (A, SP, SU)

3 credits

This course examines the role of art, music, and theater in the construction, maintenance and criticism of values and beliefs within specific historical and cultural periods.

Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL 1100
Lab fee: $12.00

HUM 1160 Music & Art since 1945 (A, SP, SU)

3 credits

A survey of the styles and subject matter of important contemporary works of music and visual art and their relationship to the major intellectual and social issues of that era.

Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL 1100
Lab fee: $12.00

HUM 1270 Comparative Religions (A, SP, SU)

3 credits

This course introduces the study of religion through a historical overview and comparison of the major world religions. Students will look at readings in translation from the sacred texts of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism. Attention will be focused on the concepts, categories, theories and methods used by the various religious disciplines and how each of them addresses basic issues of the human condition. Also included will be an examination of Sectarianism and contemporary sects in America and the World. HUM 1270 meets elective requirements in the Associate of Arts Degree program and distributive transfer requirements in comparative studies, religion and philosophy.

Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL 1100
Lab fee: $2.00

HUM 1275 Introduction to Visual Representation (A, SP, SU)

3 credits

This course examines the use of visual representation to generate and transmit ideas, information and knowledge in contemporary culture.

Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL 1100
Lab fee: $7.00

HUM 1294 Special Topics: Humanities (On Demand)

1-3 credits

Students explore special topics in humanities designed to meet specific needs.

Lecture: 1 hour
Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL 1100