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Humanities (HUM)
Harvill Building, Room 347
(520) 621-3933

Associate Professor Ingeborg M. Kohn, Director

Senior Lecturers Ann Kerwin, Donna E. Swaim, Bella Zweig

Lecturers Mark Luprecht, Richard Poss, Richard H. Wilkinson

The Humanities Program provides interdisciplinary courses
designed to deepen consciousness of ethical and aesthetic
concerns pertinent to human experience from ancient times to the
present. These courses explore essential questions about being
human and the way human beings symbolize and express themselves.

The Humanities Program offers a 21-24 unit concentration for the
interdisciplinary studies major as follows: 250a, 250b, 250c,
260; and selection of 9 to 12 units from the following: 310, 330,
355, 396H, 451, 498H, or another 300 or 400 level humanities
course selected with consent of the Program Director; a 300 or
400 level course in art history or philosophy, or a 300 or 400
level literature course from one of the following departments:
classics, English, French and Italian, German, Russian and Slavic
languages, Spanish and Portuguese.

The Humanities Program participates in the Honors Program.

142. Chinese Humanities (3) (Identical with CHN 142)

144. Japanese Humanities (3) (Identical with JPN 144)

245. Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.: A Regional Perspective (3) S
GRD Interdisciplinary experience focused on cultural and societal
diversity in the Southwest and the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. 

50a-250b-250c. Introduction to Humanities (3-3-3) 250a: Major
Ancient Near Eastern and Mediterranean Cultures, from the
Sumerian through the early Christian, with emphasis on the Greek
and Roman. P, 6 units in first-year composition or CR ENGL 103H
or 104H. 250b: European Culture, from the Medieval Period through
the Enlightenment. P, 6 units in first-year composition or CR
ENGL 103H or 104H. (250a is not a prerequisite to 250b.) 250c:
The Modern Western World: Eighteenth, Nineteenth and Twentieth
Centuries P, 250a or 250b; or HIST 101 and 102.

260. Intercultural Perspectives (3) I II S Cultural, literary,
and artistic expressions of Native, Hispanic, African and Asian
Americans. Traces roots in the past with emphasis on modern
works. Three of the four groups studied in one semester. P, 6
units in first-year composition or CR ENGL 103H or 104H.

295. Colloquium
q. 10Q4 Creativity: A Class in Self-Expression (3) I II
(Identical with ENGL 295q)

307. Spirituality in the Arts (3) I Both traditional and non-
traditional concepts of spirituality are examined in Hopi,
African-American, European, and American literature, philosophy,
visual art and film. P, 6 units in first-year composition or CR,
ENGL 103H or 104H. (Identical with RELI 307).

310. Voyage of Discovery (3) S Small group (8-14) travel to
cultural centers of Europe to experience major works of art and
architecture studied in 250a-250b-250c and 355. P, 6 units chosen
from HUM 250a, 250b, 250c, 355.

330. Women in Antiquity (3) (Identical with CLAS 330)

350. Hindu Mythology (3) II S (Identical with EAS 350)

355. Contemporary Complexities (4) I II [Rpt./1] An
interdisciplinary survey of contemporary culture and its roots as
expressed in literature, art, and philosophy, with particular
focus on gender and ethnic issues. Field trips. Emphases vary. P,
250a or 250b or 250c. May be repeated with Humanities Program
approval.

380. Nature, the Great Mother, and Woman (3) II Interdisciplinary
survey of the ancient world's woman-centered or multi-gendered
belief systems, social practices, and cultural artifacts from a
multi-ethnic perspective. Establishes and examines connections to
contemporary literature, the arts, and theories that reconsider
"woman and nature," "nature and culture." P, 3 units of HUM 250a,
250b, or 250c.

391H. Humanities Honors Preceptorship (1-3) [Rpt./6 units] I II
Open to select upper-division Honors undergraduate students
interested in gaining teaching, research and/or practical
experience in Humanities.

396H. Honors Proseminar (3) II

420. From Orality to Literature: Storytelling in Contemporary
Literature (3) I The Importance of oral storytelling tradition in
gendered, multi-ethnic literature and art, why this theme arises
in ethnic works, and its importance for concepts of gender and
ethnic identify. Students will attend 4 cultural events. P, 3
units of HUM 250a-250b-250c or 260; or 3 units of ENGL 251a-251b-
251c; or 3 units of CCLS 200.

451. Science and the Humanities (3) [Rpt./2] I II Examination of
vital issues which occur at the intersection of the "hard"
sciences and the arts and literature. Topics include the role of
computers, space exploration, genetic engineering, fractals and
chaos theory. Emphases vary. P, completion of Traditions and
Cultures, list 2, General Education Requirement. May be repeated
with Humanities Program approval.

452. Ancient Egypt: Culture/Language (3) II Examination of the
culture of ancient Egypt through an introduction to hieroglyphs
and study of selected inscriptions and texts. Topics include
Egyptian kingship, art, literature, religion, and gender issues.

454. Irish Revolutionary Literature (3) I Focus on aesthetic,
feminist, and political revolution in 20th century Irish
literature; complexities of Irish nationalism examined through
history, art, and literature. P, freshman composition. (Identical
with ENGL 454)

 


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