Humanities Courses

Courses in humanities (designated HUMN) may be applied as appropriate (according to individual program requirements) toward

  • the general education requirement in the arts and humanities
  • a major in humanities
  • electives

Introduction to Humanities (3 Credits, HUMN 100)

An introduction to the humanities through a review of some of the major developments in human culture. The goal is to analyze how societies express their ideas through art, literature, music, religion, and philosophy and to consider some of the underlying assumptions about the way societies are formed and run. Focus is on developing the conceptual tools to understand cultural phenomena critically.

Myth in the World (3 Credits, HUMN 351)

A presentation of myths from around the globe. The goal is to examine the interface between myths and cultural forms such as literature, art, and religion. Topics include sacred places and objects, goddesses and gods, heroes and tricksters, and stories of creation and destruction. Discussion also covers implicit values in the myths that shape cultural and individual identity and affect the social landscape.