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Humanities Program

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

HMN | Humanities

Lower-Division Courses

101. Community Service. Tutorial course, in which the student submits a report based on a community service project and appropriate supplementary reading. Conference course. Prerequisite: Consent of the humanities adviser.

001D. DemTex. Restricted to undergraduates. Student-led seminars on topics in the humanities, social sciences, fine arts, or sciences. One lecture hour a week for one semester, or as required by the topic. May be repeated. May not be counted toward any degree.

305. Freshman Seminar. Reading, discussion, writing, and oral reporting on various humanities topics. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Humanities 305 and Liberal Arts Honors 305 may not both be counted unless the topics vary. Prerequisite: Advanced placement credit for Rhetoric and Writing 306 or the equivalent.

Topic 1: Epic Journeys.

110, 210, 310. Internship. Students work in a professional environment, applying analytical, communication, and other academic skills to practical work. For each semester hour of credit earned, one lecture hour and ten hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Consent of the humanities director.

116, 216, 316. Topics in the Humanities. Intensive lecture or seminar course addressing topics in various disciplines in the humanities. One, two, or three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Consent of the humanities adviser.

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Upper-Division Courses

320. Core Course in the Humanities. Analysis of major historical periods: their literature, philosophy, art, music, and architecture. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

321. Humanism and Western Civilization: The Ancient World. A history of humanism in ancient Greece and Rome. The contributions of humanism to the values we place on the individual and human potential, democratic government, the arts, religion, and the family. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

322. Humanism and Western Civilization: The Renaissance. A history of humanism during the European Renaissance, the thirteenth through the sixteenth century. The contributions of humanism to the values we place on the individual and human potential, democratic government, the arts, religion, and the family. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

323. Humanism and Western Civilization: The Enlightenment. A history of humanism during the Enlightenment. The contributions of humanism to the values we place on the individual and human potential, democratic government, the arts, religion, and the family. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

125K. The Arts, Sciences, and Social Sciences. Analysis of topics in the arts, sciences, and social sciences through reading, discussion, and lectures. One lecture hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Consent of the humanities adviser.

350. Topics in the Humanities. Study of the values underlying humanistic disciplines. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 2: Daily Life in Northern Europe.

Topic 3: Geography and Religion. Same as Geography 358E and Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 15: Geography and Religion). Ideas about the relationships among the natural world, myth, and ritual; principal focus on Christianity, Islam, and Judaism and their offshoots and antagonists in the Western world. Geography 356T (Topic: Geography and Religion) and Humanities 350 (Topic 3) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 4: Reading Images: Icons and Beliefs. The content (not the aesthetics or the technical, compositional features) of selected Renaissance paintings, sculptures, and prints. Only one of the following may be counted: Humanities 350 (Topic 4), Religious Studies 355M, 361 (Topic 30: Renaissance Art: Beliefs, Images, and Ideas). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 5: Great Trials in Western History. The intellectual and historical importance of a variety of significant trials in Western history.

Topic 6: In Search of Meaning. Humanities 350 (Topic: The Quest for Meaning) and 350 (Topic 6) may not both be counted.

Topic 7: The Enlightenment.

Topic 8: Sites, Structures, and Images of Italy. Examination of the historical factors of religion, politics, economics, and local culture that define the significance of selected late medieval and Renaissance (twelfth through fifteenth century) buildings and the visual art they formerly housed and displayed. Taught in Italy. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

370. Senior Tutorial Course. A tutorial program of supervised reading and writing, including an individual paper or papers in which the student draws together the central directions and discoveries of his or her studies in the humanities. Humanities 370 and 679HB may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Consent of the humanities adviser.

379. Conference Course. Individual instruction in a topic approved by the instructor and the humanities adviser. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of the humanities adviser.

679H. Honors Tutorial Course. Directed reading and research, followed by the writing of a report or the creation of a project. Conference course for two semesters. Humanities 370 and 679HB may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For 679HA, admission to the Humanities Honors Program and consent of the humanities adviser; for 679HB, Humanities 679HA.

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