Fall 2020

HUM 361-03. Selected Topics: Music & Sound in Film

D. Burke • TTh 2:30–3:45 p.m.

Explores the art of music and sound in film from early cinema through today. Students will learn to critically listen to music and sound in film and develop an understanding of the history and broad impact of film and sound technology. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

Note: Co-listed with MUH 315-01.


HUM 362-50. Selected Topics: Race, Gender & Human Behaviors

L. Anthony • DISTANCE ED

The course is an elective that examines human behaviors in relation to race and gender from psychological, sociological, and technological perspectives. These perspectives will be viewed in terms of contemporary societies throughout the African diaspora. At the end of the term, students will demonstrate their knowledge by creating a presentation for an adverse audience while taking a supportive position of a social issue relating to race and/or gender. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

Note: Co-listed with PAS 300-50 and WGST 390-50.


HUM 363-50. Special Topics: Gender & Social Media (WR)

N. Provolt • DISTANCE ED

An introduction to technologies and the impact on our everyday lives and how we perceive ourselves through it. The primary focus of this course is to explore through a gendered lens how technology such as the internet and social media has structured our lives. Including, but not limited to gendered technologies, its influence on how we categorize gender, sexuality, race, and class while examining how technology and social media has shaped our identity today.

Note: May be repeated when topics vary.

Note: Co-listed with WGST 393-50.


HUM 509-01. Interdisciplinary Approaches: The Acquisition of Knowledge: The Theatre of the Absurd (CUE, WR)

A. Hall • W 4:00–6:45 p.m.

Methods and theories in interdisciplinary thinking and research, emphasizing 1) the interrelationships of the disciplines, 2) the importance of synthesizing art, theatre, literature, music, philosophy, and religion in a cultural context, and 3) the critical examination of issues arising from fields outside the Humanities that have significant impact on and synergy with the Humanities. Prerequisites: Junior standing; majors only.

Note: Credit may not be earned for both HUM 509 and HUM 609.

Note: Co-listed with HUM 609-01.


HUM 561-75. Selected Topics: Introduction to Public History

A. Crothers • T 4:30–7:15 p.m.

Introduction to nature, history, and methods of public history. Emphasis on relationship of historical scholarship to nonacademic applications. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Note: Co-listed with HIST 597-75 and HIST 697-75.


HUM 596-03. Selected Perspectives in Humanities: Faith & Film (WR)

J. Ferre • T 2:30–4:30 p.m., Th 2:30–3:45 p.m.

From Charlie Chaplin’s 1917 silent movie Easy Street to the 2018 film First Reformed, feature films have explored the promises and shortcomings of religious faith and institutions. Because films about religion consider values, beliefs, or perspectives that are important at the time of their release, popular films about religion can serve as an index to religious anxieties and preoccupations. This course will trace the history of religion and film decade by decade from the silent era to the twenty-first century, focusing on the themes, values, and contexts of films about Christianity, Judaism, and Islam—the predominant religions in North America. Prerequisite: Completion of 75 undergraduate hours.

Note: Co-listed with COMM 463-02.


A full list of our Fall 2020 courses and descriptions can be found here. For an up-to-date schedule, please consult the online Schedule of Classes.