Humanities (HU)

HU200: Arts and Humanities - Modern Creative Expressions

As a human, you have the unique ability to appreciate beauty. This course will help you to discover human potential as expressed through the arts and humanities. In this course, you will evaluate the impact of creative expression on cultures by studying examples from the humanities disciplines. You will investigate how creative expressions broaden perspective. As an arts and humanities student, you will analyze forms of creative expression, and discover how to apply this new found insight to your career goals, community, and daily experience.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: Any college composition course

HU200M1: The Humanities and Photography

Examine the influence of contemporary culture on arts and humanities.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: Any college composition course

HU200M2: Painting and Architecture

Analyze selected examples of creative expression.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: Any college composition course

HU200M3: Theatre and Literature

Evaluate the impact of creative expressions on contemporary culture.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: Any college composition course

HU200M4: Cinema and Music

Apply the influence of arts and humanities to daily experiences.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: Any college composition course

HU200M5: Television and the Interrelationship of the Arts

Investigate how creative expressions can broaden perspective.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: Any college composition course

HU245: Ethics

In this course, students develop sound ethical reasoning and judgment through the study of practical applications of ethical theories. Topics studied include ethics as it relates to business, health care, society, and the environment. Emphasis is on practical applications of ethical principles and analytical methods.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: Any college composition course

HU245M1: Theories of Morality

Compare various ethical theories.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

HU245M2: Bioethics

Discuss the ethical reasoning of opposing perspectives.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

HU245M3: Social Ethics

Analyze the effects of ethical decision making on human behavior.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

HU245M4: Business Ethics

Analyze contemporary ethical issues.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

HU245M5: Environmental Ethics

Discuss the ethical reasoning of personal perspectives.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

HU250: Humanities and Culture

In this course you will be introduced to the humanities through a survey of human social and cultural life in a global setting. By investigating the social, artistic, religious, and economic developments of countries throughout the world, you will better understand each country's cultural identity as well as begin to appreciate cultural continuity and change as defining characteristics of the human experience.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: Any college composition course

HU280: Bioethics

In this course, students develop and apply sound ethical reasoning and judgment to important issues in health care. Topics studied include access to health care, medical privacy, end-of-life care, genetic screening, and emerging genetic technologies. Emphasis is on practical applications of ethical principles and analytic methods.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: Any college composition course

HU320: Culture - Religion and Identity

We live in a diverse world with global economies, internationally mobile workforces, and networked conference/call centers, as well as megachurches, cathedrals, synagogues, ashrams, mosques, and temples. In order to communicate effectively with people from a variety of religious backgrounds, students must be knowledgeable about the origins and belief systems of the main contemporary religions. This course will provide a journey into the philosophical, historical, and sociological elements of religions that have both influenced and have been influenced by cultures. Through historical accounts, stories, virtual field trips, and philosophical readings, students will discover the values and meaning that religions provide to individual people, and thus the common threads that should allow effective communication.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: Any college composition course

HU345: Critical Thinking

This course helps students apply tools of informal logic and critical thinking to practical situations they encounter in everyday life. Students will learn how to use methods of critical thinking to evaluate arguments, claims, and strategies for constructing sound arguments. They will also learn how to identify and respond to faulty or manipulative reasoning in their own thinking and arguments, and in the thinking and arguments of others. In addition, students will assess the reasoning found in mass media (such as websites, advertisements, and newspapers). Finally, students will apply the concepts they study to real-world issues of personal and professional significance.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: Any college composition course