Humanistic Studies Course List

The current list of humanistic studies classes that we offer is below. (We are in the process of developing many new classes, so this list will soon expand.)

Please note the following:

• All humanistic studies classes will count toward the General Education humanities distribution requirement. For this GE requirement you need to take a total of 5 courses in the humanities and as many as 3 of those can be philosophy or humanistic studies courses.

• All humanistic studies classes at the 100 and 200 levels have no prerequisites and are open to all students. All of these classes can serve as good introductory classes. The 200 level classes are more focused on a specific area, theme or topic than the 100 level classes, but they are still intended as introductory classes and any motivated student can do well in a 200-level humanistic studies class.

• The University Catalogue hasn’t been updated to reflect changes we recently made in our curriculum, so if you notice differences between the list below and the Catalogue don’t be alarmed. The course names, numbers and prerequisites on this list are all up to date.

Current classes:

Current humanistic studies courses as of 6 January 2014

HUM 100  conceptions of society
HUM 101  our relation to nature
HUM 102  art and experience
HUM 110  moral issues in modern society
HUM 113  comparative religions
HUM 114  the Greek experience
HUM 115  philosophical issues in literature
HUM 116  the human condition
HUM 117  love in western civilization
HUM 119  the human adventure: journeys, quests, pilgrimages
HUM 120  the search for meaning in contemporary America
HUM 212 Technology and Humanity
HUM 226  EcoPhilosophy & The American Conservation Movement


New course proposals started fall 2013:

HUM 22x The State and the Family
HUM 24x Gnosticism


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