Humanistic Approaches

(one unit)

A course to develop an understanding of how humans have addressed fundamental questions of existence, identity, and values and to develop an appreciation of these issues of intellectual and cultural experience. This course should be taken during the first three years.

  • AFAM 101, Introduction to African American Studies
  • AFAM 205, Survey of African American Literature
  • AFAM 265, Thinking Ethically
  • ALC 205, Great Books of China and Japan
  • ALC 310, Death and Desire in Premodern Japanese Literature
  • ALC 320, Self and Society in Modern Japanese Literature
  • ALC 330, Writing the Margins in Contemporary Japanese Literature
  • ASIA 350, Tibet - Real, Imagined, and Perceived
  • CLSC 210, Greek Mythology
  • CLSC 211, History of Ancient Greece
  • CLSC 212, Ancient Rome
  • CLSC 222, Greco-Roman World
  • CLSC 225, Gender and Identity in Greece and Rome
  • CLSC 230, The Classical Tradition
  • CLSC 231, Greek and Roman Epic: Genre and Meaning
  • COMM 170, Introduction to Media Studies: Governmentality and Torture
  • COMM 180, Introduction to Critical Issues in Public Culture: Democracy and Identity in US Public Discourse
  • COMM 291, Film Culture
  • ENGL 205, Biography / Autobiography
  • ENGL 226, Survey of Literature by Women
  • ENGL 230, Literature of the Human Experience
  • ENGL 236, Literature and the Quest for Personal Identity
  • ENGL 239, Loss and Renewal: American Voices, American Identity
  • ENGL 255, Introduction to Shakespeare
  • GNDR 201, Introduction to Gender and Feminist Studies
  • HIST 101, Roots of the Western Experience
  • HIST 102, Western Civilization: 1650-1990
  • HIST 152, American Experiences I: Origins to 1877
  • HIST 153, American Experiences II: 1877 to Present
  • HIST 231, Britain and Britishness: The Making of the First Industrial Nation
  • HIST 245, Chinese Civilizations
  • HIST 246, History of China: 1600 to the Present
  • HIST 247, The Forging of the Japanese Tradition
  • HIST 248, History of Japan, 1600 to the Present
  • HIST 254, African American Voices -- A Survey of African American History
  • HIST 280, Colonial Latin America
  • HIST 281, Modern Latin America
  • HIST 291, Modern Africa
  • HIST 293, Early Africa to 1807
  • HIST 371, American Intellectual History to 1865
  • HON 211, Literary Odysseys: The Hero's Journey Home
  • HUM 201, Arts, Ideas, and Society
  • HUM 206, The Classics of Russian Literature
  • HUM 210, Power and Culture in Periclean Athens and Augustan Rome
  • HUM 260, It's Only Rock and Roll: Rock from Cradle to Adolescence
  • LAS 100, Introduction to Latin American Studies
  • PHIL 101, Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL 215, Ancient Philosophy
  • REL 200, History and Literature of Ancient Israel
  • REL 202, Introduction to the Study of World Religions
  • REL 203, Jesus and the Jesus Traditions
  • REL 204, Religions of the Book: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
  • REL 208, Yoga and the Ascetic Imperative
  • REL 210, Comparative Christianities
  • REL 211, Islam in America
  • REL 212, The Religion of Islam
  • REL 233, Japanese Religious Traditions
  • REL 234, Chinese Religious Traditions
  • REL 265, Thinking Ethically
  • SOAN 200, Cultural Anthropology
  • STS 201, Science, Technology, and Society I: Antiquity to 1800
  • STS 202, Science, Technology, and Society II: Since 1800