Humanities (HUM)

HUM 110     Technology and Society3/3

This course considers technological change from historical, artistic, and philosophical perspectives and its effect on human needs and concerns. Emphasis is placed on the causes and consequences of technological change. Upon completion, students should be able to critically evaluate the implications of technology.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

Transferable

HUM 115     Critical Thinking3/3

This course introduces the use of critical thinking skills in the context of human conflict. Emphasis is placed on evaluating information, problem solving, approaching cross-cultural perspectives, and resolving controversies and dilemmas. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate orally and in writing the use of critical thinking skills in the analysis of appropriate texts.

Prerequisite: Take 1 group; # Take DRE 098; # Take ENG 095; # Take RED 090 ENG 090;

Corequisite: None

Transferable

HUM 120     Cultural Studies3/3

This course introduces the distinctive features of a particular culture. Topics include art, history, music, literature, politics, philosophy, and religion. Upon completion, students should be able to appreciate the unique character of the study culture.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

Transferable

HUM 121     The Nature of America3/3

This course provides an interdisciplinary survey of the American cultural, social, and political experience. Emphasis is placed on the multicultural character of American society, distinctive qualities of various regions, and the American political system. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze significant cultural, social, and political aspects of American life.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

Transferable

HUM 122     Southern Culture3/3

This course explores the major qualities that make the South a distinct region. Topics include music, politics, literature, art, religion, race relations, and the role of social class in historical and contemporary contexts. Upon completion, students should be able to identify the characteristics that distinguish Southern culture.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

Transferable

HUM 130     Myth in Human Culture3/3

This course provides an in-depth study of myths and legends. Topics include the varied sources of myths and their influence on the individual and society within diverse cultural contexts. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a general familiarity with myths and a broad-based understanding of the influence of myths and legends on modern culture.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

Transferable

HUM 150     American Women's Studies3/3

This course provides an inter-disciplinary study of the history, literature, and social roles of American women from Colonial times to the present. Emphasis is placed on women's roles as reflected in American language usage, education, law, the workplace, and mainstream culture. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and analyze the roles of women as reflected in various cultural forms.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

Transferable

HUM 160     Introduction to Film4/3

This course introduces the fundamental elements of film artistry and production. Topics include film styles, history, and production techniques, as well as the social values reflected in film art. Upon completion, students should be able to critically analyze the elements covered in relation to selected films.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

Transferable

HUM 180     International Cultural Exploration5/3

This course provides a framework for students to visit, examine, and analyze a country/region outside the United States to learn about the place and people. Emphasis is placed on the distinctive cultural characteristics of a country or region. Upon completion, students should be able to identify similarities/differences, analyze causes/effects, and clearly articulate the impact of one or more cultural elements.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

Transferable