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2012-14 Online Course Catalog

HUM - HUMANITIES 

HUM A211: Introduction to Humanities I: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: ENGL A111. Registration Restrictions: 3 credits of Fine Arts GER Course Attributes: UAA GER Humanities Requirement. Uses humanities-based methods of inquiry and analysis to interpret art works representative of diverse media, world cultures, and historical eras. Approaches different systems of aesthetic representation through investigations of form, meaning, and values. Places the contributions of individual artists in historical and cultural context. 

HUM A212: Introduction to Humanities II: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: ENGL A211 or ENGL A212 or ENGL A213 or ENGL A214. Registration Restrictions: 3 credits of Fine Arts GER
Course Attributes: UAA GER Humanities Requirement. Uses methods of contemporary humanities-based inquiry to explore major intellectual and aesthetic trends in the world’s heritage of arts and ideas. Examines ideas and examples of the arts in the historical and cultural context of their development. Considers how the world’s heritage of arts and ideas relates to the aesthetic and intellectual products of a specific world culture or historical era. 

HUM A220: Film as/and Literature: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
An exploration of what makes good literature and good film, and the relationship between the two genres. Focuses on how literary and cinematic expression differs, and how—or if—the former translates into the latter. Students learn to read novels, plays and short stories critically and to watch films critically. Two critical essays required; readings are numerous. 

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