2014-2015 Catalog

HUMN - HUMANITIES

HUMN 1010 INTRO TO HUMANITIES

This Honors Colloquium is organized with a humanities focus but with a contemporary vision. The goal of the class is to model the intellectual life, not through reading and study only, but through participation in intellectual activities whenever they arise. The content will vary depending on community, state and world events. The class will attempt to make students aware that events around them are not isolated from their education, but are content and cause for dialogue. The class will be able to participate in a wide variety of intellectual opportunities: the symphony, plays, opera, ballet productions, art gallery shows, distinguished lecturers in humanities, science, politics, etc.

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Prerequisites

Admission to the Honors Program.

HUMN 1090 FEMININE MYTHOLOGY

This course will familiarize the student with the latest research in the study of ancient matrilineal and female deity cultures. Topics explored will be the great mother/goddess concept, effects of a male dominated (patriarchal) culture on women, the role of women in a culture that worshiped a feminine deity, a comparison
of ancient feminine mythology with more recent cultural myths, and how the feminine is expressed in other cultures myths, i.e., Native American, Asian, and others.
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HUMN 2460 FIELD STUDIES IN HUMANITIES:

This course will be organized around travel to distant destinations, U.S. cities and foreign countries. The goal of the course is learning through travel with preparation beforehand to learn about what we will see. Each class will have a different focus because of the different destinations, but each will concentrate on studying the humanities in art, architecture, music, language, culture, art museums, historical museums, theatre performances, etc.
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HUMN 2486 WESTERN AMERICAN STUDIES SEMINAR:

The Western Studies Seminar is an interdisciplinary course that examines issues facing citizens of western states. Its goal is to prepare students to more fully understand the historical, economic, environmental and cultural forces that shape their lives.

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