Associate Professor: Teresa Meadows, Director
All degree students admitted to the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences must fulfill three of the twelve hours of humanities area requirements by taking one core humanities course (three hours) under the departmental heading “Humanities” (HUM). Students may take a second core humanities in order to satisfy three credit hours of the LAS general education humanities requirement. Humanities courses are upper-level and, as such, presume students have senior or junior status and have completed the writing requirement.
The core humanities courses are multi-disciplinary courses that combine the study of literature, history, art, theatre, film, and music history, and philosophy, emphasizing the interaction of these fields with social, political, economic, and scientific/technological events. The class format combines lectures, group discussions, slide presentations, guest panels, dramatic performances, and musical recitals. Faculty from the various humanities-related departments join together in teaching the courses to provide students a solid overview of humanities disciplines.
The core humanities courses study the various humanities disciplines by focusing on a specific year or on a specific topic, some with a traditional and some with a nontraditional influence.
All HUM course descriptions that appear within this Bulletin are “samples” of previously offered or designed courses and therefore are nonbinding; there is no guarantee that these specific topics will be offered. Since different faculty members may teach in different semesters, they are accustomed to designing courses in light of the interests and expertise of those teaching on a given team.
Each of the HUM courses in any given semester’s course schedule fulfills the LAS core humanities requirement (3 hours) of the general humanities area requirement (12 hours). Check the Schedule of Courses each semester for additional Humanities courses that may have been developed by the faculty.