Spring 2021

HUM 326-02. Studies in Film and Culture: African American Films and Filmmakers

W. Lee • M 4:00–6:45 p.m. (Remote)

The goal of the course is to critically examine the history, culture, politics, concepts, and issues related to African/Black people and film. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

Note: May be repeated up to three times if different selections of films are studied.


HUM 326-50. Studies in Film and Culture: Relationships and Film

F. Freibert • Distance Education

Offers students the opportunity to study a specific group of films in greater depth. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

Note: May be repeated up to three times if different selections of films are studied.


HUM 361-01. Selected Topics: Renegade Thinkers

M. Hagan • MW 2:00–3:15 p.m. (Remote)

Throughout the history of philosophy, there have been many “renegade” thinkers who deterritorialize the ground of the canonical works and the personas of the academic tradition. Students will examine the works of several renegade thinkers, including Diogenes, Ken Kesey, Robert Anton Wilson, Aldous Huxley, Philip K. Dick, Timothy Leary, Alan Watts, and Ken Wilber. We will investigate the syncretic and interdisciplinary aspects of each philosopher as well as their relationship with the canonical works and personas. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.


HUM 362-01. Selected Topics: Sherlock Holmes

M. Johmann • TR 2:30–3:45 p.m. (Hybrid)

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.


HUM 362-02. Selected Topics: Social Movements of the Black Atlantic

B. Ndiaye • TR 1:00–2:15 p.m. (Hybrid)

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

Note: Co-listed with M L 313-01 and PAS 300-02.


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

L. Anthony • Distance Education

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 391-50.


HUM 362-75. Selected Topics: Wonder Woman

D. Pruitt • T 5:30–8:15 p.m. (Remote)

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

Note: Co-listed with HIST 310-75 and WGST 391-75.


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

N. Provolt • Distance Education

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 512-01. Topics in Contemporary Religious Thought: Buddhist Wizards Cults

P. Pranke • TR 2:30–3:45 p.m. (Hybrid)

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Note: Co-listed with HUM 612-01 and AST 495-01.


HUM 515-01. Topics in Gender and the Humanities: Women’s Voices: Ancient and Medieval

P. Beattie • TR 1:00–2:15 p.m. (Hybrid)

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Note: Co-listed with HUM 615-01, WGST 593-01, and WGST 692-011.

Note: Credit may not be earned for both HUM 515 and HUM 615.


HUM 524-50. Special Topics in Film Study: Film and Mental Illness

A. Hall • Distance Education

This course brings the sciences and humanities together to examine representations of mental illness, brain trauma, and addiction in films like One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Madness of King George, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, The Silence of the Lambs, Silver Linings Playbook, and others. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Note: May be repeated up to three times for different topics.


HUM 561-01. Selected Topics: Playscript Interpretation

R. Vandenbrouke • TR 2:30–3:45 p.m. (Hybrid)

Some Reasons UofL Students Might Want to Take TA 571/HUM 561:

  • You want to improve your ability to imagine a play produced on stage from text alone.
  • You want to expand your grasp of a variety of periods, styles, and cultures including older plays from them.
  • You want to challenge your imagination by reading plays and authors you have not studied carefully before.
  • You wonder what it’s like to write a play.
  • You want to broaden your understanding beyond the contemporary focus of most American theatres.
  • You want to use essential theatre terms precisely and correctly.

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Note: Co-listed with TA 571-01.


HUM 562-01. Selected Topics: Oral History

T. K’Meyer • M 4:00–6:45 p.m. (Remote)

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Note: Co-listed with HUM 682-01, HIST 510-01, and HIST 607-01.


LING 590-01. Special Topics in Linguistics: Endangered Languages

H. Cruz • R 4:00–6:45 p.m. (Remote)

Linguistic diversity around the world is rapidly shrinking as many languages become moribund or cease to be spoken altogether. Groups around the world have begun multifaceted efforts to maintain, revive, and promote the use of many of these languages. In this course we will examine the socio-historical factors for language shift, the rationale for language revitalization, and the relative degrees of success in different revitalization programs. Prerequisite: Junior standing.


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