HUM 311. Ancient Culture (3)
Three hours per week. Prerequisite ENGL 103 and ENGL 203. The scientific, philosophical, literary, architectural, and pictorial achievements of the ancient Near Eastern and Mediterranean world, with particular emphasis on the masterworks of Greek and Roman cultures. Texts might include the epic of Gilgamesh; the Bible; and works by Homer, Plato, Aristotle, Tacitus, Cicero and Ovid.

HUM 322. Medieval & Renaissance Culture (3)
Three hours per week. Prerequisite ENGL 103 and ENGL 203. The scientific, philosophical, literary, musical, architectural and pictorial achievements of the European peoples from the Middle Ages through the sixteenth century. Major topics and figures may include cathedrals and cloisters; chivalry and courtly love; the worlds of Chaucer, Dante and Leonardo; Renaissance science; Michelangelo; the Protestant Revolution; and Elizabethan England.

HUM 333. The Age of Revolution (3)
Three hours per week. Prerequisite ENGL 103 and ENGL 203. Significant works of American and European literature, philosophy, music, and the visual arts from the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries, against the turbulent backdrop of scientific, industrial and political revolutions. Figures such as Rembrandt, Moliere, Bach, Descartes, Locke, Voltaire, Goethe, Beethoven, Wordsworth and Wagner are examined.

HUM 344. Modern Culture (3)
Three hours per week. Prerequisite ENGL 103 and ENGL 203. The dominant Western cultural patterns of the late 19th and 20th centuries as reflected in literature, philosophy, music, the natural and social sciences and the visual arts. Major figures might include Chekhov, Marx, Van Gogh, Woolf, Schoenberg, Kafka, Dali, Sartre, Freud, Stravinsky and Heisenberg, among others.

HUM 366. American Culture (3)
Three hours per week. Prerequisite ENGL 103 and ENGL 203.An exploration of the question “What is American culture?” by focusing on cultural themes and values through the study of social history, literature, music and the visual arts against a backdrop of scientific and technical achievement. Likely to be included are such figures as Bradstreet, Jefferson, Emerson, Whitman, Remington, Copland, Hughes, Ellington, Edison, Bernstein, Ives, Gershwin, Brooks and Momaday.

HUM 385. Culture, Science & Technology (3; max. 6)
Three hours per week. Prerequisite ENGL 103 and ENGL 203. May be repeated once for credit when the idea content is changed. An examination of the impact of science and technology on Western culture as reflected in literature, music, philosophy, social history, science and the visual arts. No background in science is necessary.

HUM 389. Culture & Social Issues (3; max. 6)
Three hours per week. Prerequisite ENGL 103 and ENGL 203. May be repeated once for credit when the idea content is changed. An examination of social ideas that have a continuing influence upon life in the Western world. Depending upon the topic chosen, materials will include literature, philosophical essays, films, the various arts and documents from the social and natural sciences.

HUM 399. Special Topics in Humanities (3; max. 6)
Three hours per week. Prerequisite: Prerequisite ENGL 103 and ENGL 203. May be repeated once for credit when the idea content is changed. Topics (e.g., Culture and Mythology, The Hero and Heroine) that bridge the humanities, fine arts, social and natural sciences.