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Associate of Arts - Humanities Electives

 

Select Two Courses from the list below to meet the AA Degree Requirement.

Select One Course from the list below to meet the AAS Degree Requirement.

 

ART 101 *Art Survey and Appreciation I 3-0-3
ART 101 is a slide/lecture course examining the visual arts from prehistoric times through the 17th century. Content includes a study of style, design, technique, iconography, and function of art in Western and non-Western culture.

ART 102 *Art Survey and Appreciation II 3-0-3
ART 102 is a slide/lecture course examining the visual arts from the 18th century to the present. Content includes a study of style, design, technique, iconography and function of art in Western and non-Western culture.

DRM 120 *Theater Appreciation 3-0-3
Students are introduced to all aspects of the art of theater from theatrical production to theater history and literature.

FLN 101: *Elementary Spanish 5-0-5
This course is an introduction to the Spanish language and will include pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and culture. Focus will be on learning to speak, understand, read, and write in Spanish.

FLN 102: *Intermediate Spanish 5-0-5
This course is a continuation of Elementary Spanish. Prerequisite: FLN 101 or two years of high school Spanish or instructor approval.

FLN 111: *Elementary French 5-0-5
This course is an introduction to the French language and will include pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and culture. The focus will be learning to speak, understand, read, and write in French.

FLN 112: *Intermediate French 5-0-5
This course is a continuation of Elementary French. Prerequisite: FLN 111 or two years of high school French. (IN)

FLN 121: Elementary Arabic 5-0-5
Elementary Arabic teaches beginning Arabic to English-speaking students, following a culturally oriented method. It offers a unique blend of standard and vernacular Arabic, largely used in media, daily situations, and business correspondence. The vernacular is Egyptian, the most easily accessible Arabic vernacular even to Arabs. The course meets a variety of communication needs that non-Arabs often grapple with in their daily life in the Arab world.

FLN 122: Intermediate Arabic 5-0-5
Intermediate Arabic emphasizes the cultural significance of communication via language. Having broken the conventional language barrier in Elementary Arabic, this course helps decrease reliance on English for explanation by investing in the Arabic vocabulary learned in Elementary Arabic, and by creating simple situational dialogues and narratives. The ultimate goal is to enable students to read texts on familiar topics, learn the meaning of new words from context, and write paragraphs on familiar topics. Prerequisite: FLN 121. (IN)

FLN 201: *Spanish Readings 3-0-3
This course introduces students to Spanish culture and literature with a review of grammar and vocabulary. Prerequisite: FLN 102 or instructor approval. (IN)

FLN 211: *French Readings 3-0-3
This course provides an introduction to French culture and literature with a review of grammar and vocabulary. Prerequisite: FLN 112 or instructor approval. (IN)

HST220 America On Screen I 3-0-3
This course explores the portrayal of American history and culture in the movies from early colonial days to the 1920s. Prerequisite: HST 105, HST 106, PSC 103, or PSC 105 with a grade of C or above; a good background in American history is encouraged. (FA)

HST221 America On Screen II 3-0-3
This course explores the portrayal of American history and culture in the movies from the Great Depression to recent history and future visions of America and the world. Prerequisite: HST 105, HST 106, PSC 103, or PSC 105 with a grade of “C” or above; a good background in American history is encouraged. (SP)

HST 230H *Modern British History Honors 3-0-3
This course is a study of Britain from the 1832 Reform Act. It covers the rise of democracy, the society and culture of the Victorian era, the expansion and loss of the British Empire, the origins and impact of World War I and II, and the evolution of the welfare state, Britain and the European Union. The course emphasizes critical thinking and analytical writing. Prerequisite: Student must meet the criteria for admission into the Honors Program. (IN)

LAL120 * book American Literature Survey to 1870 3-0-3
This course is a study of American literature from the colonial period to the late 19th century, emphasizing reading, interpretation, and criticism of works by major authors.

LAL121: * book American Literature Survey from 1870 to Present 3-0-3
This course is a study of American literature from the late 19th century to the present, emphasizing reading, interpretation, and criticism of works by major authors.

LAL125: * book African-American Literature 3-0-3
This course is a study of African-American literature through the examination of historical implications and genre contributions of major African-American writers. Course emphasizes the reading, interpretation, and criticism of major works.

LAL125H: * book African-American Literature Honors 3-0-3
This course is a study of African-American literature through the examination of historical implications and genre contributions of major African-American writers. Course emphasizes the reading, interpretation, and criticism of major works. This course uses minimal instructor lecture and emphasizes student participation and discussion. Prerequisite: Student must meet the criteria for admission into the Honors Program. (IN)

LAL130 * book Literature of the American South 3-0-3
This course will examine the literary expression and cultural identity of the American South. Students will consider how Southern writers approach the topics of race, gender, class, and religion. Also, students will consider the South as both a part of America and a fiercely independent region. The course will trace these issues from the Old South of the 19th century, the Civil War, Reconstruction, the Southern Renaissance, to the Modern South of the mid 20th century. (IN)

LAL130H * book Literature of the American South Honors 3-0-3
This course will examine the literary expression and cultural identity of the American South. Students will consider how Southern writers approach the topics of race, gender, class, and religion. Also, students will consider the South as both a part of America and a fiercely independent region. The course will trace these issues from the Old South of the 19th century, the Civil War, Reconstruction, the Southern Renaissance, to the Modern South of the mid 20th century. This course will emphasize critical thinking and analysis. Special emphasis will be given to student led discussions and presentations as well as opportunities for students to further explore and examine issues in Southern American Literature. Prerequisites: Student must meet criteria for admission into the Honors Program. (IN)

LAL150: * book English Literature Survey to 1750 3-0-3
This course surveys English literature from the Anglo-Saxon to the Neoclassical period, emphasizing reading, interpretation, and criticism of works by major authors. (FA)

LAL151: * book English Literature Survey from 1750 to Present 3-0-3
This course surveys English literature from the Romantic, Victorian, Modernist, and Postmodern periods.

LAL151H: * book English Literature Survey from 1750 to Present Honors 3-0-3
This course surveys English literature from the Romantic, Victorian, Modernist, and Postmodern periods. Honors sections of English Literature Survey from 1750 require extensive reading, the writing of literary analyses, and class presentations beyond nonhonors sections of the course. Prerequisite: Student must meet criteria for admission to Honors Program. (IN)

LAL153: * book Introduction to Contemporary Literature 3-0-3
This course focuses on the appreciation of Contemporary literature with particular emphasis on surveying a diverse scope of genres [short stories, poetry, drama]. It focuses on terminology, techniques, and critical interpretation of literature written in the last 30 years.

LAL 210: * book A Survey of Western Literature I 3-0-3
This course is a survey of world literature from Semitic and Greek epics to 18th century literature. (IN)

LAL 211: * book A Survey of Western Literature II 3-0-3
This course surveys the genres and masterworks of world literature from the 18th century to the present. (IN)

LAL222: * book Masterpieces 3-0-3
This course is a study of masterpieces from world literature. Focus is given to American, English, and Continental literature. (IN)

LAL216: * Intermediate Poetry Writing 3-0-3
LAL 216 offers an in-depth guide to the practice of poetry writing. Through workshop, lecture, and discussion, students will focus on the sustained production of publishable work. Prerequisite: LAL 116 or instructor approval. (IN)

LAL 250: * book History and Development of the Short Story 3-0-3
This course introduces the general reader with the literary genre of short stories, tracing the history and development of the short story.

LAL 251: * book Science Fiction 3-0-3
Students explore science fiction and fantasy through study of short stories, novels, and films.

LAL252: * book Children's Literature for the Elementary Teacher
LAL 252 is an introduction to children’s literature, including materials and pedagogical methods for children’s literature. Focus is on a brief historical survey, theories of child development, principal literary genres, evaluation of literature, and educational methodology. Course may be taken for preprofessional education credit.

LAL 275: * book Classical Mythology 3-0-3
The student is introduced to the subject of classical mythology with emphasis placed on its relevance to interpretation of both literature and art.

MUS 102: *Music Appreciation 3-0-3
This course is an introduction to music, emphasizing the various phases of musical beauty, designed to furnish a rational basis for intelligent listening to music. Focus is on basic elements of music and listening techniques; representational Renaissance, Classicism, Romanticist, and Post-Romanticist composers and their music; and discussion of extra-musical factors that bear upon lives and works. (FA, SP, SU)

MUS105 *Music of America 3-0-3
This course is designed to study the music of the American music stage, ragtime, jazz, big band, leading American composers, and American film music. (SP)

MUS 205: *World Music 3-0-3
This course will study music from various regions of the world. (FA)

PHI 150: *Introduction to Philosophy 3-0-3
This course will familiarize the student with the major categories of classic, Western philosophical tradition, ranging from antiquity to the modern era. Students will explore the positions of major philosophical thinkers as they comment on the categories under discussion. Interpretation and communication of the philosophical works of each writer are analyzed. (FA, SP, SU)

PHI 150H: Introduction to Philosophy (Honors) 3-0-3
This course will familiarize the student with the major categories of classic, Western philosophical tradition, ranging from antiquity to the modern era. Students will explore the positions of major philosophical thinkers as they comment on the categories under discussion. Interpretation and communication of the philosophical works of each writer are analyzed. Honors sections of Introduction to Philosophy stress critical thinking and requires completion of an additional significant project beyond non-honors sections of the course. (FA, SP)

PHI 151: *Introduction to Logic 3-0-3
PHI 151 is an introduction to the principles and methods of logic. Deduction, induction, informal fallacies, and other means of valid reasoning are emphasized. (FA, SP)

PHI 152: *Introduction to Ethics 3-0-3
Students will examine various moral philosophers' attempts to prescribe ethical norms applicable to humanity. This course also focuses on the fundamental principles of moral right and wrong and their applications. (FA, SP, SU)

PHI153: Bioethics 3-0-3
This course will philosophically investigate issues arising in the field of bioethics. Theoretical issues will include basic ethical theory, focusing especially on autonomy, justice, beneficence, and nonmaleficence. Topics may include reproduction, euthanasia, informed consent, medical experimentation on human beings, genetic engineering, cloning, stem cell research. (FA,SP,SU,IN)

PHI 155: *Introduction to the Bible 3-0-3
This course examines the Bible through historical, literacy, and philosophical perspectives. Principles and methodology necessary for the academic study of scripture are introduced. (FA, SP)

PHI 157: *War, Peace, and Religion 3-0-3
This course examines the religious philosophies of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism concerning the issues of war and peace, including the concepts of just war theory and pacifism. (FA)

PHI 251: *Religions of the World 3-0-3
This course focuses on the impact that religions have had on history and humanity. The basic beliefs and lifestyles of Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity are presented. (FA, SP)