Humanities (HUM)

  • Technology and Society

    HUM-110, Lecture: 3, Credits: 3
    Fall 2019
    No prerequisites.No corequisites.

    This course considers technological change from historical, artistic, and philosophical perspectives and its effect on human needs and concerns. Emphasis is placed on the causes and consequences of technological change. Upon completion, students should be able to critically evaluate the implications of technology.

  • Critical Thinking

    HUM-115, Lecture: 3, Credits: 3
    Summer 2019 | Spring 2019 | Fall 2019
    Prerequisites
    Take One: DRE-098, ENG 002, or ENG 111
    No corequisites.

    This course introduces the use of critical thinking skills in the context of human conflict. Emphasis is placed on evaluating information, problem solving, approaching cross-cultural perspectives, and resolving controversies and dilemmas. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate orally and in writing the use of critical thinking skills in the analysis of appropriate texts.

  • Human Values and Meaning

    HUM-220, Lecture: 3, Credits: 3
    Spring 2019 | Fall 2019 | Summer 2019
    Prerequisites
    Take ENG-111
    Take ENG-112
    No corequisites.

    This course presents some major dimensions of human experience as reflected in art, music, literature, philosophy, and history. Topics include the search for identity, the quest for knowledge, the need for love, the individual and society, and the meaning of life. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize interdisciplinary connections and distinguish between open and closed questions and between narrative and scientific models of understanding.