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Regular Classics and Humanities Courses

Classics (CLA) Courses

CLA 1114. Basic Individualized Instruction. (0-0) 4 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Permission in writing (form available) of the instructor, the student's advisor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College in which the course is offered. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 8 hours of basic individualized instruction will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

CLA 2013. Introduction to Ancient Greece. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. Introduction to the civilization and cultural achievements of ancient Greece, including history, religion, philosophy, literature, and art. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture.

CLA 2023. Introduction to Ancient Rome. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. Introduction to the civilization and cultural achievements of ancient Rome, including history, religion, philosophy, literature, and art. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture.

CLA 2033. Introduction to Classical Literature. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. Introductory study of selected works of ancient Greek and Roman authors, with emphasis on epic, drama, satire, and lyric. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Creative Arts.

CLA 2113. Intermediate Individualized Instruction. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of LAT 1114 or GRK 1114 or equivalent. Permission in writing (form available) of the instructor, the student's advisor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College in which the course is offered. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 hours of intermediate individualized instruction will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

CLA 2323. Classical Mythology. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. Critical survey of secular and religious classical mythology; attention to the use of myth in ancient literature and the functions of myth in historical, cultural, and cross-cultural contexts. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture.

CLA 2953. Topics for the Study of the Ancient Mediterranean. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. Organized course offering introductory and broad examinations of topics important for the study of the Ancient Mediterranean world that are not covered during typical course offerings. Topics cover social and cultural history, etymology, and the art and archaeology of the Ancient Mediterranean. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

CLA 3023. Classical Myths and Literature. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Critical examination of ancient Greek and Roman myths and their functions in literary texts and ancient societies; attention to current theories and methodologies of mythic analysis.

CLA 3053. Topics in Classical Genres. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. Consideration of texts selected to illustrate the structural and conceptual properties of a given genre in the classical world, e.g., comedy, epic, or tragedy. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

CLA 3063. Topics in the Art and Architecture of the Classical World. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. A study of one or more themes, periods, traditions, or archaeological sites in the art and architecture of the ancient Greek and Roman world. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

CLA 3123. Cultural Issues in Classical Antiquity. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. Examination of issues in ancient Greek and Roman power relations and social differences as reflected in classical literature and historical material. Coverage of such topics as slavery, attitudes towards barbarians, gender, and intergenerational strife. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

CLA 3513. Topics in Classical History. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. An examination of selected events, trends, and transformations in the history of ancient Greece and ancient Rome. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

CLA 4911. Independent Study. (0-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: Permission in writing (form available) of the instructor, the student’s advisor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College in which the course is offered. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

CLA 4912. Independent Study. (0-0) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Permission in writing (form available) of the instructor, the student’s advisor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College in which the course is offered. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

CLA 4913. Independent Study. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Permission in writing (form available) of the instructor, the student’s advisor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College in which the course is offered. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

CLA 4953. Special Studies in Classics. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Studies courses may be repeated for credit when the topics vary, but not more than 6 hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

CLA 4973. Senior Seminar in Classics. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 12 upper-division credit hours in Classics or approved upper-division courses in other disciplines. Undergraduate capstone experience for students in the Classics emphasis and minor, open to eligible students from other disciplines in their junior or senior year. The seminar focuses on the development of research methodologies for the study of the ancient world. Subject varies with instructor, but the course will emphasize a combination of historical, linguistic, archaeological and anthropological approaches, reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of contemporary Classical Studies. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary. (Formerly titled “Seminar for Classics Majors.”).

CLA 4991. Honors Thesis. (0-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and Department Scholarship and Honors Committee. Supervised research and preparation of an Honors Thesis for the purpose of earning Classical Studies Honors. May be repeated once with advisor approval.

CLA 4992. Honors Thesis. (0-0) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and Department Scholarship and Honors Committee. Supervised research and preparation of an Honors Thesis for the purpose of earning Classical Studies Honors. May be repeated once with advisor approval.

CLA 4993. Honors Thesis. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and Department Scholarship and Honors Committee. Supervised research and preparation of an Honors Thesis for the purpose of earning Classical Studies Honors. May be repeated once with advisor approval.

 

Humanities (HUM) Courses

HUM 1203. Medical Humanities and Ethics. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = HUMA 1301)

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in rhetoric. The practice of medicine has long been considered both an art and a science. Through examination of texts in the medical humanities and health care ethics, this course explores the art of medicine, the meaning of illness, and what it means to practice medicine, which includes the interrelationship of professional identity formation and ethics.

HUM 2023. Introduction to the Humanities I. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = HUMA 1301)

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in rhetoric. An introductory survey of the important aesthetic works, ideas, social structures, and other cultural productions of Western Civilization from the Paleolithic through the Medieval eras. This course will employ an interdisciplinary approach designed to acquaint students with major cultural modes in Western Civilization with a particular focus on aesthetic works and the dominant critical approaches used to address them. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Creative Arts.

HUM 2033. Introduction to the Humanities II. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = HUMA 1302)

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in rhetoric. An introductory survey of the important aesthetic works, ideas, social structures, and other cultural productions of Western Civilization from the Renaissance through the Present. This course will employ an interdisciplinary approach designed to acquaint students with major cultural modes in Western Civilization with a particular focus on aesthetic works and the dominant critical approaches used to address them. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Creative Arts.

HUM 2053. History of Film. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = HUMA 1315)

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in rhetoric. An introductory survey of the history, criticism, and cultural importance of film in Western Culture. This course will focus on the development of film as a medium for cultural production including a comparative analysis between film and other cultural media such as literature, drama, and the visual arts. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Creative Arts.

HUM 2093. World Religions. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = PHIL 1304)

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in rhetoric. Examination of the origins, teachings, development, and philosophical foundations of the world’s chief religious movements, such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Shintoism, Confucianism, Taoism, Sikhism, Jainism, Islam, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, and Christianity. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. (Formerly HUM 3093. Credit cannot be earned for both HUM 2093 and HUM 3093.).

HUM 3013. History of Ideas. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in rhetoric. Survey of the development and influence of major philosophical, scientific, and aesthetic conceptions from ancient times to the present.

HUM 3023. The Medieval World. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in rhetoric. Interdisciplinary investigation of medieval thought and culture as exemplified in major works of literature, philosophy, theology, and history.

HUM 3033. Renaissance Ideas. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in rhetoric. Interdisciplinary investigation of Renaissance thought and culture, as exemplified in major works of literature, philosophy, history, theology, and fine arts.

HUM 3043. Classicism and Enlightenment. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in rhetoric. Interdisciplinary investigation of thought and culture in the later 17th and the 18th centuries, as exemplified in major works of philosophy, literature, and the fine arts.

HUM 3053. The Romantic Age. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in rhetoric. Interdisciplinary investigation of the development of ideas in literature, philosophy, art, politics, and society at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th century.

HUM 3063. The Modern World. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in rhetoric. Interdisciplinary investigation of modern thought in the late 19th and 20th centuries, as exemplified in major works of philosophy, literature, and the fine arts.

HUM 3103. American Film. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in rhetoric. Survey of the art, history, development, and major critical approaches to American film with attention to such topics as classic and revisionist film styles, cinematic apparatus, the history and development of film genres, and film as a part of American culture.

HUM 3203. Film Genres. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in rhetoric. Intensive study of a particular film genre, such as Western, science fiction, film noir, or documentary. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

HUM 3213. The Christian Classics. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in rhetoric. The opportunity for an intensive survey of selected works of writers studied in the context of Christian thought.

HUM 3223. The Bible as Literature. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in literature. Offers the opportunity to survey major themes, stories, and motifs in the Old and New Testament, with emphasis on those elements fundamental to Western culture.

HUM 3303. Major Filmmaker. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in rhetoric. Intensive study of the work of a particular major filmmaker, such as Alfred Hitchcock, Akira Kurosawa, Orson Welles, Charles Chaplin, or Ingmar Bergman. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

HUM 3403. Literature into Film. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in rhetoric. Examination of what distinguishes and links the media of cinema and written literature. Case studies in adaptation of novels, short stories, and plays into film.

HUM 3623. Topics in National Cultures and Civilizations. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in rhetoric. The cultural life of the respective geographic regions and social strata of individual nations of Europe and America, as reflected in and interpreted by their artistic production. Individual topics may focus on a single nation or several nations. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

HUM 3703. Topics in Popular Culture. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in rhetoric. Intensive study of a particular period (e.g., the ’20s, the ’60s, the Middle Ages), medium (e.g., television, hip hop, radio), or event (e.g., 9/11, the Alamo, Kennedy assassination) as shaped by and shaper of the popular imagination. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

HUM 4911. Independent Study. (0-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: Permission in writing (form available) of the instructor, the student’s advisor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College in which the course is offered. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

HUM 4912. Independent Study. (0-0) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Permission in writing (form available) of the instructor, the student’s advisor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College in which the course is offered. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

HUM 4913. Independent Study. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Permission in writing (form available) of the instructor, the student’s advisor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College in which the course is offered. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

HUM 4953. Special Studies in Humanities. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Studies may be repeated for credit when the topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

HUM 4973. Senior Seminar in Humanities. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: 12 upper-division semester credit hours in humanities, classics, or philosophy. Undergraduate seminar limited to students in the humanities emphasis in their senior year. Content varies with each instructor. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary. (Formerly titled “Seminar for Humanities Majors.”).

HUM 4991. Honors Thesis. (0-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and Department Scholarship and Honors Committee; enrollment in or completion of HUM 4973. Supervised research and preparation of an Honors Thesis for the purpose of earning Humanities Honors. May be repeated once with advisor approval.

HUM 4992. Honors Thesis. (0-0) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and Department Scholarship and Honors Committee; enrollment in or completion of HUM 4973. Supervised research and preparation of an Honors Thesis for the purpose of earning Humanities Honors. May be repeated once with advisor approval.

HUM 4993. Honors Thesis. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and Department Scholarship and Honors Committee; enrollment in or completion of HUM 4973. Supervised research and preparation of an Honors Thesis for the purpose of earning Humanities Honors. May be repeated once with advisor approval.