Catalog Descriptions

IHUM101 Introduction to the Humanities

Prerequisites: None.
Study of the arts emphasizing forms and relationships, the development of critical skills, and an awareness of traditional humanistic values.

IHUM201 Western Humanities 1

Prerequisites: None.
Western civilization from Greek antiquity to Renaissance from perspective of traditional humanistic values reflected in its arts and ideas. Examines fundamental questions about human experience, formative events in history, and value of important literary and artistic texts.

IHUM202 Western Humanities 2

Prerequisites: None.
Western civilization from Renaissance to present from perspective of traditional humanistic values reflected in its arts and ideas. Examines fundamental questions about human experience, formative events in history, and value of important literary and artistic texts.

IHUM240 Intro to Humanities of Asia

Prerequisites: None.
Major arts of Asian cultures in their historical, religious, and philosophical settings.

IHUM242 Intro to Humanities of Islam

Prerequisites: None.
Major arts of Islamic cultures in their historical, religious, and philosophical settings.

IHUM250 Intro to Interdisciplinary Hum

Prerequisites: None.
Major literary, artistic, and musical forms and their use in the interdisciplinary study of aesthetics and culture and intellectual history. May include International Cinema.

IHUM260 Humanities of Latin America

Prerequisites: None.
Achievements of Latin American culture regarding art, philosophy, literature, and music from the pre-Columbian era to the present.

IHUM261 AmerHumanities1:Colonial-1876

Prerequisites: None.
Value systems reflected in the arts and ideas of the United States from the colonial era to 1876.

IHUM262 AmerHumanities2:1877-Present

Prerequisites: None.
Value systems reflected in the arts and ideas of the United States from 1877 to the present.

IHUM280R Humanities & Popular Culture

Prerequisites: None.
Focused topics exploring ethical, moral, and epistemological issues in the study of the humanities.

IHUM311 Adv Wrtg in Comp Arts & Hum

Prerequisites: First-Year Writing.
Introduction to the language, methods, and purpose of academic argument, oral and written. Core principles behind academic argumentation and its relevance to logical thinking and effective communication.

IHUM350 Interpretation of Lit & Arts

Prerequisites: ENGL 311; or PHIL 300.
Understanding and writing about literature and at least one of the other arts; critical theory.

IHUM370 Contemporary Issues

Prerequisites: IHUM 201 & IHUM 202 & IHUM 250.
Methods and practices of the discipline. Developing and executing research programs. Writing thoughtful, well-informed and sophisticated papers. Introduction to significant and pressing cultural issues such as globalization, media and the arts, memory and history, among others.

IHUM390R Junior Seminar

Prerequisites: IHUM 250.
Topics could cover significant movements, periods, areas, and genres in a cultural history of the arts. Obtaining a deep understanding of the arts and the values articulated within a particular historical era. The use of concepts usch as history, context, area, and genre in the study of the arts.

IHUM399R Academic Internship

Prerequisites: IHUM 350.
Combined study-work experience related to the humanities major (museums, government agencies, publishing firms, etc.).

IHUM490R Seminar in the Humanities

Prerequisites: IHum 350 or concurrent enrollment.
Interdisciplinary study of problems and major figures in the humanities. Topics vary.

IHUM495R Directed Readings

Prerequisites: Contract and instructor's consent.
None

IHUM499R Honors Thesis

Prerequisites: None.
None

IHUM595R Directed Readings

Prerequisites: Graduate coordinator's consent.
None

IHUM690R Seminar in the Humanities

Prerequisites: None.
Interdisciplinary study of problems and major figures in the humanities. Topics vary.