HUMN Course Listing

Introduction to Humanities (HUMN 100, 3 Credits)
An introduction to the humanities through a review of some of the major developments in human culture. The goal is to analyze how societies express their ideas through art, literature, music, religion, and philosophy and to consider some of the underlying assumptions about the way societies are formed and run. Focus is on developing the conceptual tools to understand cultural phenomena critically.

Technology and Culture (HUMN 344, 3 Credits)
"An interdisciplinary survey examining the impact technology has on human culture. The objective is to evaluate the influence technology has on the human experience,employ interdisciplinary knowledge on issues of technology and culture, and communicate in writing and oral presentation the results of critical reflectionand cultural criticism. Topics include technology and history, misinformation and disinformation, social media, ethics, the arts, race and gender, transhumanism, and technology and the self."

Myth in the World (HUMN 351, 3 Credits)
"Recommended: HUMN 100. An interdisciplinary survey of myths from around the world. The objective is to evaluate the influences of myth on culture and society, develop critical reflection using the methods of interdisciplinary study, discuss how myths shape cultural, individual and national identities, and communicate in writing and oral presentation the influence of world myths on their material and non-material culture. Topics include origin myths, comparative mythology, gender, the archetypes, heroes, tricksters, material and non-material culture,ritual, and sacred place."

Humanities Seminar (HUMN 495, 3 Credits)
(Intended as a final, capstone course to be taken in a student's last 15 credits.) Prerequisites: HUMN 100, an upper-level ARTH, an upper-level ENGL, an upper-level HUMN, and an upper-level PHIL. A study of humanities that synthesizes knowledge gained through previous study. An individually chosen research project is used to examine the nature of human responsibility to self, others, and the environment; the role of intellectual inquiry in human life; and the role of creativity in human life. Career options are also explored.