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HUMA 100: Cultural Tour
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 HRS

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HUMA 101: Introduction to the Humanities
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 HRS
IAI GEC Code - HF 900

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HUMA 201: Western Humanities I
Prerequisite: ENGL 101 or equivalent with a grade of C or better. 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 HRS
IAI GEC Code - HF 902

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HUMA 202: Western Humanities II
Prerequisite: ENGL 101 or equivalent with a grade of C or better. 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 HRS
IAI GEC Code - HF 903

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HUMA 203: Non-Western Humanities
Prerequisite: ENGL 101 or equivalent with a grade of C or better. 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 HRS
IAI GEC Code - HF 904N

HUMA 221: American Popular Culture
Prerequisite: ENGL 101 or equivalent 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 HRS

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HUMA 250: Classical Mythology
Prerequisite: ENGL 101 or equivalent 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 HRS
IAI GEC Code - H9 901

HUMA 290: Culture and Science
Prerequisite: ENGL 101 or equivalent 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 HRS

HUMA 296: Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Humanities
Prerequisite: 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 HRS

HUMA 299: Internship in the Humanities & Fine Arts
Prerequisite: Completion of, or enrollment in, 12 semester 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 HRS