Humanities

Survey of Greek Classics

HUMN107
EXPERIMENTAL

This course explores the historical stages of the Hellenic-Greek World. Students will examine the development of the Bronze Age, Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic societies of Ancient Greece. This program will have an interdisciplinary emphasis upon the development of art, primary sources, historical developments, and archeological remains left by the Ancient Greek Civilization.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Survey of Roman Classics

HUMN108
EXPERIMENTAL

This course is designed to introduce students to the grandeur of Rome and the Empire period. We will follow the growth of Rome from the Bronze Age Etruscan World through the glory of Rome’s Empire. This program will place an emphasis upon artistic developments, social changes, literary contributions, and historical documentation.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Humanities I

HUMN111

This course is a historical survey of the art, literature, music, philosophy, technology, science, and religion of ancient cultures (25,000 B.C.E. -300 C.E.) Students explore the major themes at the heart of the Western cultural tradition.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Humanities II

HUMN112

This course is a historical survey of the art, literature, music, philosophy, technology, science, and religion of human civilizations from the dissolution of the Roman Empire to the Late Renaissance (300-1550 C.E.). Students explore the major themes and ideas at the heart of the Western cultural tradition.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Humanities III

HUMN113

This course is a historical survey of the art, literature, music, philosophy, science, technology, and religion of the Western World from the Late Renaissance to the Modern Era (1550-1880 C.E.). Students explore the major themes and ideas at the heart of the Western cultural tradition.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Humanities IV

HUMN114

This course is a historical survey of the art, literature, music, philosophy, science, technology, and religion of the Western World from the Age of Nationalism (1880 C.E.) to the present. Students explore the major themes and ideas at the heart of the Western cultural tradition.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Survey of World Religions

HUMN120

This course is a study of the historical development of world religion from pre-civilization to the development of the major religions of India, (Hinduism Jainism, Buddhism, and Sikhism), the Far East (Taoism, Confucianism, and Shintoism), and the Near East (Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam).

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Christianity

HUMN121

This course is a survey of Christianity from its origins to the present stressing its history, teachings, and institutions. Major topics include the Life of Jesus, Early Church, Catholicism, Protestant Reformation, the Church in the Modern Age and the overall political and intellectual influence of Christianity on human history.

3 credits
Prerequisite: HUMN120 (C or better) or By Permission of the Department of Social and Behavioral Science
Corequisite: None

Buddhism - An Introduction

HUMN122

This course explores the history and ideas of Buddhism. Students explore the religion’s varieties, basic abstract concepts and patterns of spread.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Religion in America

HUMN125

This course is a survey of the contemporary American religious life. Major topics include the major world religions as well as the rise of noted cults with special emphasis upon their origins, practices and consequent reactions and repercussions. Students also explore the broad historical trends and phenomena in American religious life.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Science and Religion

HUMN126

Students examine the relationship between religion and science in western and non-western cultures and the extent to which they either conflict or cooperate. Areas of focus include science and religion in ancient Greece and China, medieval Arabia, modern Europe and contemporary America.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: None.

Spirituality - Encountering the Sacred in Major World Religions

HUMN127
EXPERIMENTAL

A study of spirituality as it emanates from some of the major religions of the world. The course is designed to challenge the student to articulate and grapple with the spiritual essence and meaning in one’s life.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Holy War, Holy Peace in Islam, Judaism, Christianity

HUMN128

This course examines the origins and relationships among the world’s three major religions Christianity, Islam and Judaism. Topics of emphasis include how the three religions influence one another and how they historically relate to each other in times of war and in times of peace.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Eastern Religions

HUMN129

Students examine the religions of the East, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shintoism and Shamanism. Areas of focus include historical development, cultural background and institutional development.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Europe Since 1789 - An Operatic Approach

HUMN166
EXPERIMENTAL

The political and intellectual movements that swept Europe from the French Revolution to the present have found some of their most powerful expressions in a characteristically European art form - opera. This course examines fifteen major operas of the period, focusing on the historical fusion of literature and music in presenting ideals, philosophies, and political goals.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None