Humanities

Program Description

The Humanities refer to disciplines that focus on the human condition, including the social and cultural relationships we form with others. In contrast to math and the natural sciences, which privilege empirical methods to study society and the natural world, the humanities tend to use analytical and narrative approaches to understand our social, cultural, and personal contexts. After completing Essential Learning requirements, students will choose courses that help them explore how we understand and express ourselves, from Art, Dance, English, Graphic Art, and Foreign Languages, to Literature, Mass Communication, Music, Philosophy, Speech, and Theater. The Associate of Arts (AA) degree can be a terminal degree or serve as a pathway to a baccalaureate degree in the humanities.

Contact Information

Department of Languages, Literature and Mass Communication
Escalante Hall 237
970.248.1687

HUMA 196 Topics1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

HUMA 201 Field Studies in Humanities1-3 Credits

Study/travel tours of varying lengths in the United States and foreign countries to acquaint students in some depth with particular aspects of world culture (language, the arts, literature, etc.) both contemporary and historical.

HUMA 296 Topics1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

HUMA 300 History and Development of Books3 Credits

History and development of the book from the development of the alphabet to the present in the context of changing technologies and various social, cultural, and economic influences.

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, or permission of instructor.

HUMA 301 Field Studies in Humanities1-3 Credits

Prerequisites: Junior or above standing.

HUMA 395 Independent Study1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 6 credit hours.

HUMA 396 Topics1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

HUMA 495 Independent Study1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 6 credit hours.

HUMA 496 Topics1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

HUMA 499 Internship8 Credits

See faculty advisor for details.

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.