Humanities - CPS (HUM)

HUM 5976. Directed Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic.

HUM 5978. Independent Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic.

HUM 5984. Research. 1-4 Hours.

Offers students an opportunity to conduct research under faculty supervision.

HUM 6100. The Philosophical Understanding. 4 Hours.

Surveys the theories and arguments of classical and contemporary philosophers. Emphasizes the skills and techniques of reasoning, stressing applications to issues in diverse professional, personal, and social contexts. Topics include the basis of morality, free will vs. determinism, the existence of God, the problem of suffering, and the nature of knowledge.

HUM 6110. Issues in Historical Thinking. 4 Hours.

Examines the following questions in the context of major issues in current historical research and debate: Where do historical questions come from, and how do we answer them? How do we produce knowledge about historical events and processes? What theoretical models guide historians’ work? Emphasizes interdisciplinary approaches as well as concrete techniques in historical research.

HUM 6120. Issues in Critical Theory. 4 Hours.

Introduces the terms and discourses of literary theory as it is currently practiced and debated and provides the historical context for such practices and debates.

HUM 6240. Historical Perspectives on Current Events. 4 Hours.

Offers students an opportunity to develop an understanding of the historical contexts of contemporary controversies. Topics change from year to year, but generally students work through case books of concentrated readings in selected primary and secondary sources on targeted issues: racism, violence, crime, the abortion debate, and so on. Also designed for students in the education program, the course addresses major issues in history, humanities, and the social sciences. Using the curriculum and materials developed by Educators for Social Responsibility, the course addresses controversial issues in past and present and introduces students to the dilemmas and techniques for effective teaching on difficult issues.

HUM 6245. The Way of World History. 4 Hours.

Focuses on interpreting major patterns and connections in world history through discussion and assignments.

HUM 6250. Public History. 4 Hours.

Examines and analyzes major problems in public history in the United States and the world. Topics include the nature and meaning of national memory and myth; the theory and practice of historic preservation, rural and land preservation, and the organizational structures and activities associated with those efforts; the interrelationship of historical museums and popular culture; the history and organization of historic house museums; historical documentary filmmaking; historical archaeology; in world perspective, interpreting “ordinary” landscapes; and the impact of politics on public history.

HUM 6260. Urban Sociology. 4 Hours.

Discusses theories of the development of urban life. Compares preindustrial and industrialized urban areas. Presents methods for the study of urban social structure and change. Evaluates contemporary metropolitan action programs.

HUM 6961. Internship. 1-4 Hours.

Provides students with an opportunity for internship work.

HUM 6962. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

HUM 6964. Co-op. 0 Hours.

Provides eligible students with an opportunity for work experience.

HUM 6966. Practicum. 1-4 Hours.

Provides eligible students with an opportunity for practical experience.

HUM 6970. Seminar. 1-4 Hours.

Offers an in-depth study of selected topics.

HUM 6980. Capstone. 1-4 Hours.

Offers students an opportunity to integrate their course work, knowledge, and experiences into a capstone project.

HUM 6983. Topics. 1-4 Hours.

Covers special topics in humanities.

HUM 6995. Project. 1-4 Hours.

Focuses on in-depth project in which a student conducts research or produces a product related to the student’s major field.

HUM 7961. Internship. 1-4 Hours.

Provides students with an opportunity for internship work.

HUM 7962. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

HUM 7976. Directed Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic.

HUM 7978. Independent Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic.

HUM 7980. Capstone. 1-4 Hours.

Offers students an opportunity to integrate their course work, knowledge, and experiences into a capstone project.

HUM 7983. Topics. 1-4 Hours.

Covers special topics in humanities.

HUM 7990. Thesis. 1-4 Hours.

Offers students an opportunity to undertake thesis work. Provides the student with close supervision, both in person and online, as they identify an area of study, do the necessary preliminary reading, frame a thesis proposal, and draft and revise the thesis into final form. The thesis proposal must be approved by the thesis supervisor and a second reader.

HUM 7994. Thesis Continuation—PT. 0 Hours.

Offers continuing thesis supervision by members of the department.

HUM 7995. Project. 1-4 Hours.

Focuses on in-depth project in which a student conducts research or produces a product related to the student’s major field.

HUM 7996. Thesis Continuation. 0 Hours.

Offers continuing thesis supervision by members of the department.