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The Humanities comprise those fields of knowledge and learning concerned with human thought, experience, and creativity.  By exploring the foundations of aesthetic, ethical, and cultural values and the ways in which they may endure, be challenged, or transformed, the study of Humanities helps us appreciate and understand what distinguishes us as human beings as well as what unites us. The Humanities are fundamentally acts of interdisciplinary investigation and reflection about different cultures across space and time.  Humanists study the diverse means by which humans beings in every age and culture explore, understand, and change their world.  The Humanities enable us to think about and think through issues that confront us as global citizens of the twenty-first century.   

The study of Humanities is critical to the liberal education of students in a modern world.  Not only is it essential for the development of solidly grounded general knowledge, it is also key to historical development, to literary and artistic imagination and linguistic appreciation, to sound ethical and philosophical judgment, and to a rich cultural understanding of the world around us. 


HUMA 1301: The Ancient World
The Ancient World is an interdisciplinary, multi-perspective assessment of the earliest civilizations in history.  Using a thematic approach, the course explores what is means to be human; and how people have expressed their humanities through political and economic institutions, social relations, religious communities, and artistic and intellectual endeavors.

HUMA 1301: Classical Period
The Classics is a class that looks at the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome, and to a lesser extent, the ancient Near East.  It is interdisciplinary and we will look at the political history, social history as well as the philosophy, mythology and literature of the period in an attempt to understand the spirit of these cultures.

HUMA 1301: Hollywood Does History
Hollywood Does History is a multi-disciplinary course that examines the technological and organizational evolution of the film industry and its historical role in reflecting and shaping American attitudes and culture.

HUMA 1301: Human Rights
The History, Philosophy, Law, Art and Literature of the Human Rights Movement.

HUMA 1301: Immigration
The Immigration class is a course that researches from the early years of immigration to the American Colonies to the problems of present day immigration in the United States. You will hear and read the stories of immigrants, attend a culture event, research your immigration story and name origin, as well as  analyze art work for the stories told by artist about immigration.

HUMA 1301: The Cold War
An introduction and survey about the historical period known as the "Cold War," 1945-1989.

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