2016-2017 Catalog

HUMN - HUMANITIES

HUMN 1010 INTRO TO HUMANITIES

Students will gain a greater appreciation of the humanities- the creative expressions, past and present, of men and women around the world - and discover their own personal connections to this tradition.  This will be done through reading, writing, conversation, and participation in cultural activities.  Through the Focus Essay project, students will sharpen research, writing and presentation skills and gain an in-depth view of a Humanities-related subject of special interest to them.

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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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