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HUM Humanities

HUM 103 - Introduction to Film Art: AH2 3 Credits
Studies the relationships among film’s stylistic systems, narrative systems and audience reception. Students view, discuss and critically analyze a variety of films which represent a variety of genres and themes. The course incorporates the vocabulary of stylistic systems (for instance, cinematography and editing) and narrative systems (for instance, story structure and character motivation) as both relate to the kinds of meanings a film conveys.
(Contact hours – 45)

HUM 115 - World Mythology - GT-AH2 3 Credits
Introduces students to a multidisciplinary approach to world mythology. Common themes are illustrated and connected to religion, philosophy, art, literature, music, and contemporary culture. In addition, students will study various ways of interpreting myth.
(Contact hours - 45)

HUM 121 - Humanities: Early Civilizations - GT-AH2 3 Credits
Introduces students to the history of ideas that have defined cultures through a study of the visual arts, literature, drama, music, and philosophy. It emphasizes connections among the arts, values, and diverse cultures, including European and non-European, from the Ancient world to 1000 C.E.
(Contact hours - 45)

HUM 122 - Humanities: Medieval to Modern - GT-AH2 3 Credits
Examines written texts, visual arts and musical compositions to analyze and reflect the evolution and confluence of cultures in Europe, Asia and the Americas from 800 C.E. to 1750 C.E. Any two of the three Survey of Humanities courses equal a sequence.
(Contact hours - 45)

HUM 123 - Humanities: Modern World: GT-AH2 3 Credits
Examines the cultures of the 17th through the 20th centuries by focusing on the interrelationships of the arts, ideas, and history. Considers the influences of industrialism, scientific development and non-European peoples.
(Contact hours - 45)

HUM 163 - Film Criticism 3 Credits
Considers different approaches to film criticism, including the journalist, humanist, auteurist, genre, social science, historical, and ideological/theoretical approaches. Students will view and analyze films applying each of the critical approaches through class discussion and other assignments.
(Contact hours – 45)

HUM 220 - History of Rock and Roll 3 Credits
Teaches students to read about, write about, and discuss the social history of that very broad term, “rock and roll”. We explore important themes in American (and British) social and cultural history through the study of popular music, as well as to examine how popular and critical tastes are reflections of artistic, cultural, sexual, economic and ideological sensibilities at the time of its production. In order to fully understand what the culture of “rock” is all about, we critically analyze the influence of technology, ideology, class, gender, and race on various genres of music – jazz, country, rhythm and blues, techno, heavy metal, and hip hop. We also examine how rock and roll influenced (and is influenced by) other arts, particularly literature and film. Emphasis is placed on understanding the social and cultural contexts of the various music forms rather than on a rigorous understanding of the musical forms themselves.
(Contact hours – 45)

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