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HUMANITIES (HUMN)

150  Introduction to Fine Arts (3-0-3). Introduces the student to selected examples of music and the visual arts representing the sociocultural influences and stylistic trends of various periods. The conceptual basis, materials, techniques, and more subtle aspects of creativity will be emphasized.

222  Philosophy (3-0-3). Introduces the student to the basic concepts of deductive reasoning, the syllogism, and dialectic thought in defining the role of ethics and aesthetics within the humanistic tradition of both the East and the West.

303  Comparative Religions (3-0-3). A study of several of the world’s major religions to develop an understanding of their philosophies, beliefs, myths, cults, and practices as well as to develop an understanding of religious groups and institutions and the relationship of changes in the beliefs systems and practices to changes in economic and social structure. (See SOCI 303)  PR:  ENGL 102.  

332  Regional Cultures (3-0-3). Primarily a study of the cultural dimensions to be found in the background of peoples of the Southern Highlands Region. The course will normally concentrate on the historic development of the art, folklore, and literature as well as the ethnic, economic, and social conditions which lead to the formation of the traditional cultures of the Southern Highlands Region. Depending on student interest, the course may, from time to time, survey the archaeology of the cultures which were formative to the culture of the Highlands Region or of the past cultures of the Highlands Region. (See SOCI 332)  PR:  ENGL 102.

333  Fine Arts Methods for K-6 Teachers (2-0-2). Methods of teaching fine arts in grades K-6, with attention given to the development of aesthetic awareness in early childhood. Content develops the concept of literacy in drama, music, movement, art, and crafts. PR: ARTS 105, MUSC 130, Admission to Teacher Education.   

490  Topics in Humanities (3-0-3). Selected topics in areas of humanities as needed. May be repeated for different topics; offered as announced. PR: ENGL 201 or ENGL 205; permission of directing professor and dean.

499  Projects in Humanities (1-3 hours per semester, may be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours). Approved projects requiring student research culminating in a written report and oral presentation. PR: ENGL 309