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HUMA 100: Cultural Tour

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

An introduction to major art forms, including music, art, painting, sculpture and architecture through travel to various countries or regions of the United States. These arts will be considered by examining the constituent elements and formal qualities that are characteristic of the art form as well as by studying their relationship to one another and to the societies from which they developed. 3 credit hours

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Humanities and Fine Arts HUMA 101: Introduction to the Humanities

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

Introduction to the Humanities is the study of social and cultural values as expressed through the major art forms, including painting, sculpture, architecture, literature, drama, music, dance, film, and photography. The course will examine the elements and formal qualities that are characteristic of each art form, the relationships between the arts, and the social and historical contexts from which they developed. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - HF 900

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Humanities and Fine Arts HUMA 201: Western Humanities I

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of ENGL 101 with a grade of C or better
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

Discussion and analysis of major cultural achievements of the Western tradition, as expressed in philosophy, religion, art, music, and literature, from earliest times to the Renaissance. Broadly interdisciplinary in approach, this course emphasizes not only the connections between those artistic and literary expressions that Western society has traditionally regarded as significant and the socio-political, economic, and historical conditions that in part gave rise to them, but also the continuing role for the idea of tradition itself as a factor in the intellectual heritage of the West. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - HF 902

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Humanities and Fine Arts HUMA 202: Western Humanities II

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of ENGL 101 with a grade of C or higher

Discussion and analysis of major cultural achievements of the Western tradition, as expressed in philosophy, religion, art, music, and literature, from the Renaissance to modern times. Broadly interdisciplinary in approach, this course emphasizes not only the connections between those artistic and literary expressions that Western society has traditionally regarded as significant and the socio-political, economic, and historical conditions that in part gave rise to them, but also the continuing role for the idea of tradition itself as a factor in the intellectual heritage of the West. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - HF 903

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Humanities and Fine Arts HUMA 203: Non-Western Humanities

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of ENGL 101 with a grade of C or higher

Interdisciplinary survey of the significant intellectual and artistic achievements of several non-Western cultures (Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America) through selected works of literature, philosophy, visual art, and music and other performing arts, as well as a comparative examination of their values, motifs, and aesthetics with those of Western cultural expression. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - HF 904N

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

HUMA 221: American Popular Culture

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of ENGL 101 with a grade of C or better

An intensive and critical investigation of contemporary life and values. Includes study of the nature of popular culture in social and political change and social history as reflected in popular music, radio, television, movies, sports, advertising and printed materials intended for a mass audience. 3 credit hours

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Humanities HUMA 250: Classical Mythology

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of ENGL 101 with a grade of C or better

An interdisciplinary introduction to classical Greek and Roman mythology, with an emphasis on understanding the varied sources of myths, their cultural context, and their function in society. The course will consider how the characters and events of Classical Mythology have been represented in literature, art, and culture from antiquity to the present. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H9 901

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

HUMA 290: Culture and Science

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of ENGL 101 with a grade of C or better

Interdisciplinary study tracing the interrelation between culture and science and the impact of science and the natural world on philosophy, religion, and art from ancient to contemporary civilizations. This study includes both classroom and field experiences. 3 credit hours

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

HUMA 296: Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Humanities

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of ENGL 101 with a grade of C or better

This course focuses on a particular topic of cultural and interdisciplinary significance that draws on research from at least two disciplines among the arts, history, languages, literature, philosophy, religion, and cultural studies. The course conducts critical inquiry into cultural expressions, practices, trends, arrangements, and artifacts. Because topics and research studied will change each semester, HUMA 296 may be repeated for a total of six credits toward graduation. 1-3 credit hours

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

HUMA 299: Internship in the Humanities & Fine Arts

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of ENGL 101 with a grade of C or higher, or concurrent enrollment
AND
-Completion of 12 credit hours

Supervised field experience in a variety of settings related to the humanities and/or fine arts, including educational institutions, governmental agencies, businesses, and public and private museums, art galleries, and performance centers. Students will receive on-the-job experience in a volunteer or paid capacity for at least five hours a week (a total of 75 hours a semester equals on internship credit hour) to gain practical skills and experience. Work experience must be approved in advance by the internship coordinator. 1-6 credit hours

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.