HUM - Humanities Courses

HUM Class Schedule

Courses

HUM 110   Introduction to the Humanities I: Philosophy & Art History   credit: 4 Hours.

A foundation course in the humanities for adult learners in the Odyssey program. Team-taught by faculty in Philosophy and Art History, it focuses on close, attentive, and critical readings of key texts and images drawn from the history of the Western tradition, presented in chronological order. The course engages beginning students in the distinctive disciplinary forms of philosophical and art historical inquiry, and provides academic skill building, critical thinking, and writing. Approved for Letter and S/U grading. Prerequisite: Restricted to adult students in the Odyssey program.

HUM 111   Introduction to the Humanities II: Literature & US History   credit: 4 Hours.

A foundation course in the humanities for adult learners in the Odyssey program. Team-taught by faculty in Literature and History, the course focuses on fiction, poetry, drama, and autobiography, as well as primary sources that make up the building blocks of historical interpretation. The course engages beginning students in the distinctive disciplinary forms of literary and historical inquiry, and provides academic skill building, critical thinking, and writing. Approved for Letter and S/U grading. Prerequisite: Restricted to adult students in the Odyssey program.

HUM 191   Freshman Honors Tutorial   credit: 1 to 3 Hours.

Study of selected topics on an individually arranged basis. Open only to honors majors or to Cohn Scholars. May be repeated one time. Prerequisite: Consent of departmental honors adviser.

HUM 275   Careers for Humanities Majors   credit: 2 Hours.

Humanities majors will prepare for their professional lives while they explore the many forms those might take. Field trips to local organizations and businesses, networking opportunities, and invited speakers will expose students to the pathways between humanities fields and the postgraduate world. This course will prepare students to translate the skills they gain in their major to a wide range of careers. Students may not receive credit for both SLAV 300 and HUM 275. Prerequisite: Restricted to students with junior or senior standing in the following majors: African-American Studies, Art History, Asian American Studies, Classics, Comparative and World Lit, Creative Writing, East Asian Languages and Cultures, English, Gender and Women’s Studies, German, History, French, Italian, Jewish Studies, Latino/Latina Studies, Linguistics, Philosophy, Portuguese, Religion, Russian Language and Literature, Slavic Studies, Spanish.

HUM 390   Individual Study   credit: 2 to 4 Hours.

Supervised reading and research on interdisciplinary humanities topics chosen by the student in consultation with a faculty member. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite: Consent of humanities adviser (An approved Learning Agreement must be submitted to 2002 Lincoln Hall, 702 S. Wright Street, Urbana, not later than the second week of the semester or the first week of the summer session).

HUM 395   Special Topics   credit: 3 Hours.

Interdisciplinary topics in the humanities; topics vary, but are normally related to one of the options in the humanities major. May be repeated if topics vary. Students may register in more than one section per term.

HUM 397   Special Topics Junior   credit: 3 Hours.

Interdisciplinary seminar and tutorial in selected topics related to one of the options in the humanities major. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: Junior standing and consent of humanities adviser (Tutorial students must submit an Approved Learning Agreement to 2002 Lincoln Hall, 702 S. Wright Street, Urbana, not later than the second week of the semester or the first week of the summer session).

HUM 492   Senior Thesis   credit: 2 to 4 Hours.

Individual research for majors in humanities leading to the completion of a thesis. 0 to 4 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite: Senior standing, a declared option in humanities major, and consent of advisor.

HUM 495   Special Advanced Topics   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Offers interdisciplinary topics in the humanities; topics vary, but normally relate to the interdisciplinary areas of study within the humanities major or to the special humanities facilities (e.g., the Language Learning Laboratory). 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated as topics vary to a maximum of 6 undergraduate hours or 8 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Will vary according to topic. See Class Schedule.

HUM 498   Special Topics Senior   credit: 3 Hours.

Interdisciplinary seminar and tutorial in selected topics related to one of the options in the humanities major. 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: Senior standing and consent of humanities adviser (Tutorial students must submit an approved Learning Agreement to 2002 Lincoln Hall, 702 S. Wright Street, Urbana, not later than the second week of the semester or the first week of the summer session).