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The Humanities & Fine Arts courses seek to help students understand, analyze, and explore the human condition. Studying Humanities & Fine Arts contributes to personal growth and well-being, as well as to living in, and contributing to various communities.
To fulfill their distribution requirements, students must complete nine credit hours of coursework representing at least two disciplines in this category. In addition, students must complete nine credit hours of coursework in Social Sciences, and seven credit hours in Natural & Physical Sciences towards their distribution requirements. Distribution requirements comprise 25 hours of the general education curriculum.
Students Learning Outcomes
Successful students shall be able to do the following:
- demonstrate an understanding of the theories, methods, and concepts used to comprehend and respond to the human condition;
- recognize, articulate, and explore how various humanists/artists have responded to the human condition;
- comprehend and evaluate how humanistic/artistic expression contributes to individual and/or socio-cultural understanding, growth, and well-being; and
- use relevant critical, analytic, creative, speculative and/or reflective methods.
Please see the table below for a list of Humanities & Fine Arts courses that have been approved for inclusion in the general education curriculum.
Humanities & Fine Arts Approved Courses
|Course Number||Course Title||Credits||Also Counts As||Prerequisite|
|ART 1010||Art Appreciation||3||U.S. Diversity|
|ART 1040||Cross-Cultural Survey of Art||3||Global Diversity|
|ART 2050||Survey of Western Art History I||3||Global Diversity|
|ART 2060||Survey of Western Art History II||3||Global Diversity|
|BIOL 3660||Introduction to Sustainable Landscape Design||3|
|BLST 2260||Black Short Story||3||U.S. Diversity||YES|
|BLST 2410||African American History to 1865||3||U.S. Diversity|
|BLST 2420||African American History: Emancipation to Brown||3||U.S. Diversity|
|BLST 2430||African America History Since 1954||3||U.S. Diversity|
|BMCH 1100||Ethics of Scientific Research||3|
|CFAM 1000||Special Topics in the Arts||3|
|CIST 3110||Information Technology Ethics||3|
|ENGL 1010||Introduction to Genre Studies: Prose||3||YES|
|ENGL 1020||Introduction to Genre Studies: Poetry, Drama and Film||3||YES|
|ENGL 1200||Autobiographical Reading and Writing||3|
|ENGL 2110||Introduction to Creative Non-Fiction Writing||3||YES|
|ENGL 2230||Ethnic Literature||3||U.S. Diversity||YES|
|ENGL 2250||The Short Story||3||YES|
|ENGL 2260||Black Short Story||3||U.S. Diversity||YES|
|ENGL 2310||Introduction to British Literature I||3||YES|
|ENGL 2320||Introduction to British Literature II||3||YES|
|ENGL 2450||American Literature I||3||YES|
|ENGL 2460||American Literature II||3||YES|
|ENGL 2470||Survey of Native American Literature||3||Global Diversity||YES|
|ENGL 2490||Latino/a Literature||3||U.S. Diversity||YES|
|ENGL 2500||Literature of Western Civilization: The Ancient World||3||YES|
|ENGL 2510||Literature of Western Civilization: Middles Ages to Enlightenment||3||Global Diversity||YES|
|ENGL 3130||American Nonfiction||3||YES|
|ENGL 3150||Form and Style in Creative Nonfiction||3||YES|
|ENVN 2000||Landscape Appreciation and Environmental Sustainability||3|
|ENVN 3660||Introduction to Sustainable Landscape Design||3|
|FLNG 1990||Introduction to World Cinema||3||Global Diversity|
|FREN 1110||Elementary French I||5||Global Diversity|
|GERM 1110||Elementary German I||5||Global Diversity|
|HIST 1000||World Civilizations I||3||Global Diversity|
|HIST 1010||World Civilizations II||3||Global Diversity|
|HIST 1110||American History to 1865||3||U.S. Diversity|
|HIST 1120||American History since 1865||3||U.S. Diversity|
|HIST 2040||African American History to 1865||3||U.S. Diversity|
|HIST 2050||African-American History: Emancipation to Brown||3||U.S. Diversity|
|HIST 2060||African American History Since 1954||3||U.S. Diversity|
|HIST 2510||Ancient Greece: Bronze Age to Classical Eras||3||Global Diversity|
|HONR 3020||Honors Colloquium - Humanities||3||YES|
|HUMN 1110||Perspectives on USAmerican Culture||6||U.S. Diversity||YES|
|HUMN 1200||Autobiographical Reading and Writing||3|
|JAPN 1110||Elementary Japanese I||5||Global Diversity|
|JMC 1050||Film History and Appreciation||3|
|JMC 3700||Introduction to Visual Communication and Culture||3|
|LLS 1020||Introduction to Chicano-Latino Studies: Humanities||3||U.S. Diversity|
|LLS 2800||Special Topics in Latino/Latin American Studies||3||Global Diversity|
|MUS 1050||Music of the People: The Beatles||3|
|MUS 1070||Music of the People: Rock and Pop||3||U.S. Diversity|
|MUS 1080||Music of the People: The World||3||Global Diversity|
|MUS 1090||Music Appreciation||3|
|MUS 1100||Music of the People: Jazz||3||U.S. Diversity|
|MUS 2700||University Chorus||1|
|MUS 2760||University Concert Band||1|
|NAMS 1100||Intro to Native American Studies||3||U.S. Diversity|
|PHIL 1010||Introduction to Philosophy||3|
|PHIL 1020||Contemporary Moral Problems||3|
|PHIL 1210||Critical Reasoning||3|
|PHIL 2030||Introduction to Ethics||3|
|PHIL 2040||Introduction to East Asian Philosophy||3||Global Diversity|
|PSCI 2310||Introduction to Political Theory||3|
|RELI 1010||Introduction to World Religions||3||Global Diversity|
|RELI 2150||Hebrew Scriptures||3||Global Diversity|
|RUSS 1110||Elementary Russian I||5||Global Diversity|
|SPAN 1110||Elementary Spanish I||5||Global Diversity|
|THEA 1010||Introduction to Theatre||3|
|THEA 1050||Film History and Appreciation||3|
|THEA 1090||Oral Interpretation of Literature||3|
|THEA 1210||Voice of the Actor||3|
|THEA 2310||Acting I||3|
|WGST 2020||Introduction to Women's Studies: The Humanities||3||U.S. Diversity||YES|
|WRWS 1500||Introduction to Creative Writing||3||YES|
|WRWS 2400||Foundations of Screenwriting||3||YES|
|WRWS 3500||Creative Writing for the Arts||3||YES|