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100

HUMN 100. The Humanities Now!. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
A project based course in the humanities that introduces students to the digital humanities world through use of latest tools and methods of analysis. Open to first years and sophomores only.

128

HUMN 128. Myth, Reason, Faith. 1 Credit.

Offered Both Fall and Spring; Lecture hours:3
An introduction to the most significant works in the Western and Asian intellectual traditions, extending from ancient Mesopotamia through late medieval Europe and/or East Asia. Not open to students who have completed RESC 098 "Myth, Reason, Faith" or a crosslisted equivalent. Seniors by permission only.

150

HUMN 150. Art, Nature, Knowledge. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:4
An interdisciplinary study of selected works in art, music, literature, science and philosophy from European Renaissance through the early 20th century. Crosslisted as ENGL 150.

215

HUMN 215. Hebrew Bible and Modern Literature. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternate Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
The course examines how materials from the Hebrew Bible are reworked in modern literature and culture, focusing on Hebrew and American traditions. Crosslisted as HEBR 215.

250

HUMN 250. Nihilism, Modernism, Uncertainty. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
An interdisciplinary study of major texts, figures, and concepts of the 20th century. Designed to follow HUMN 128 and HUMN 150. May be crosslisted as ENGL 230. May also be taught as UNIV 200.

260

HUMN 260. Introduction to Translation Studies. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
An introduction to the history, theories, and development of the field of Translation Studies. Facility in one language other than English is strongly recommended. Crosslisted as EAST 205.

266

HUMN 266. Chinese Philosophy. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternate Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Major philosophical schools of the classical age, Buddhist philosophy, Neo-Confucianism. Crosslisted as EAST 266 and PHIL 266. Prerequisite: PHIL 100 or permission of the instructor.

270

HUMN 270. Methods of Interdisciplinary Study. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
An introduction to the techniques and issues of interdisciplinary and comparative study, using both theoretical study and concrete examples. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

272

HUMN 272. Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternating Fall Semester; Lecture hours:3
Comparative study investigating different cultures, historical epochs, narrative forms, media and traditions. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

275

HUMN 275. Greece and Turkey: East and West. 1 Credit.

Offered Summer Session Only; Lecture hours:Varies
This course is based around a three-week summer study abroad experience in Greece and Turkey. Themes and materials will vary from year to year. Prerequisites: interview and permission of the instructor. Crosslisted as CLAS 275 and ENGL 275.

290

HUMN 290. Studies in Environmental Humanities. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternate Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
An investigation of the place of the environment in the humanities from a variety of academic perspectives. May also be taught as UNIV 200. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. Crosslisted as ENST 225 and ENGL 225.

301

HUMN 301. Brain, Mind, Culture. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
An interdisciplinary study of the intersections between the humanities and neuroscience in the history of thought and contemporary culture. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

303

HUMN 303. Buddhism in American Culture. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
An examination of the transmission of Buddhism to the U.S., with focus on the literature and cultural impact of the writers of the Beat Generation. Prerequisites: RELI 200 or permission of the instructor.

304

HUMN 304. Narrative and Media. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
A seminar featuring narrative in several forms and contexts of representation. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

306

HUMN 306. US: Fever/Fantasy/Desire. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Seminar on American literature between 1770-1861 with an emphasis on psychoanalytic approaches to literary and cultural study. Authors may include Brown, Sansay, Poe, and Melville. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. Crosslisted as ENGL 306.

310

HUMN 310. Dante and Milton. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternating Fall Semester; Lecture hours:3
An intensive comparative study of Dante's "Comedy" and Milton's "Paradise Lost" as exemplars of medieval and late Renaissance understanding of human experience. May be crosslisted as ENGL 350.

319

HUMN 319. Independent Study. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:Varies,Other:3; Repeatable
Individual project of study supervised by instructor. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

320

HUMN 320. History of Sexuality. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
A cross-cultural and interdisciplinary examination of the signification of sexuality in literature, philosophy, scientific discourse, and the visual arts. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. Crosslisted as ENGL 394 and WMST 325.

325

HUMN 325. Dostoevsky and Tolstoy: Literary Philosophy. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternate Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
An introduction to the major philosophical ideas of the great Russian writers Fyodor Dostoevsky and Leo Tolstoy. In English. Crosslisted as RUSS 325.

330

HUMN 330. Studies in Autobiography. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternating Spring Semester; Lecture hours:3
A critical, cross-cultural and transhistorical examination of the "writing of the self." Readings from Augustine, Descartes, Nietzsche, Derrida, among others.

340

HUMN 340. Seminar in Translation Studies. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Advanced seminar in the history, theory, and practice of translation, including investigation of the role of translation in intercultural communication and comparative studies. Facility in a language other than English is strongly recommended.

350

HUMN 350. Senior Thesis Workshop. 1 Credit.

Offered Both Fall and Spring; Lecture hours:Varies,Other:3; Repeatable
A colloquium on issues arising from the writing of a scholarly thesis. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

351

HUMN 351. Honors Tutorial and Senior Thesis. 1 Credit.

Offered Both Fall and Spring; Lecture hours:Varies,Other:3
Independent study and research leading to the writing of a thesis as approved by the Honors Council. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

3NT

HUMN 3NT. Humanities Non-traditional Study. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall, Spring, Summer; Lecture hours:Varies,Other:3
Non-traditional study in Humanities. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

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