Humanities Electives

Credits: 3
Introduces drama as a separate literary form as approached his­torically from Greek drama to the present, including both classic and contemporary drama.
Credits: 3

Teaches the criteria for choosing the best children’s literature and applies that criteria to evaluating materials to be used in the classroom.


Credits: 3

An introduction to the study of short fiction, poetry, and drama.


Credits: 3

Explores major American writers (including Native Americans) and their contributions to American letters from Puritan times to 1865.


Credits: 3

Explores major American writers and their contributions to Ameri­can letters from the post-Civil War era through modern periods.


Credits: 3

Literature from the Ancients, classical Greece and the Renaissance.


Credits: 3

Evolution of the short story as a literary form, with emphasis on analysis and appreciation.


Credits: 3

This course is designed to help adults who work with young adults become more familiar with teens and their literature, and select the best literature available based upon criteria and sources that allow for the selection of the best literature for young adults.


Credits: 3

Studies the elements and history of music with concentration on critical listening skills. Includes a review of music history; styles; genres; form and content; schools of composers; and social and historical events of the past and present that influence music selections.


Credits: 3

History of American Music examines musical development in the United States. This course will study the elements and history of American music with concentration on critical listening skills. Includes a review of American music history, styles, genres, form and content, schools of composers and social and historical events of the past and present that influence music selections. Styles include fine art music, popular styles, jazz, blues, country, musical theatre and rock.


Credits: 3

Studies the elements and history of jazz music with concentration on critical listening skills. Includes a review of jazz history, styles, genres, form and content, composers, and social and historical events of the past and present that influence music selections.


Credits: 3

Introduces art as a visual language, along with the methods and materials used. A brief art survey is also included, with the intent of helping the student become more informed about the visual arts.


Credits: 3

Considers broad fundamental ideas about knowledge, the nature of reality, human nature and society. It is also concerned with words and concepts, their meaning and their logical relationship to each other.


Credits: 3

This introductory course examines contemporary ethical conflicts and provides an understanding of the language, concepts and traditions of ethics.


Credits: 3

A survey of the major religions of the eastern and western world. Each is placed in its historical context, and its major tenets are explored. Goals include a general understanding of the various religions studied, some specific insights into each religion’s belief structures and discussion of the general function of religion in hu­man experience.


Credits: 4

Introductory course for those with no prior background. Students become acquainted with the sounds and structure of French emphasizing useful vocabulary and development of basic conversational skills.


Credits: 4

Progressive development of French language skills with additional emphasis on reading.

Prerequisites: FLF 141 – Elementary French I


Credits: 2

This course is designed to provide non-Spanish speaking profes­sionals with functional skills in Spanish. Spanish phrases, com­mands and questions practical to education are covered. No prior knowledge of Spanish necessary.


Credits: 4

Introduction to the Spanish language and culture; practice in all the basic skills.


Credits: 4

This course aims to continue development of functional proficiency in Spanish through listening, speaking, reading and writing to, and with others. Students will expand their ability to communicate in Spanish in everyday, practical situations.

Prerequisites: FLS 141 – Elementary Spanish I


Credits: 4

Review and expansion of grammar, selected reading and further practice in oral and written communication.

Prerequisites: FLS 142 – Elementary Spanish II


Credits: 4

FLS 242 Intermediate Spanish II provides a course to develop an increasingly complex oral and written comprehension of the Spanish language, while further developing their fluency in writing, speaking, listening, and reading the language.

Prerequisites: FLS 241 – Intermediate Spanish I


Credits: 3

Surveys the origins of human civilization in the Near East, the great rise of Greece and Rome and concludes with the Enlighten­ment.


Credits: 3

Examines an extremely dynamic phase of European and world history.


Credits: 3

An introductory course that studies mass media and society. The class includes a historical and contemporary overview of indus­tries, professions, processes and social effects of the mass media.


Credits: 3

A survey course to identify and analyze the variety and extent of global economic, political, social and cultural problems and is­sues.