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Morris Bulletin / Division Structure and Course Descriptions

Humanities (Hum)

This interdisciplinary group of courses is in the Division of the Humanities.

Objectives—Humanities courses are designed to introduce students to their cultural heritage. This interdisciplinary area explores the literatures and other art forms of the world. Advanced courses in the Division of the Humanities supplement the introductory courses.

Course Descriptions

Hum 1100. Classics in Translation. (E3, E8; 5 cr; repeatable when topic changes; offered when feasible)

Study of selected Greek and Roman texts as works of literature, reflections of a civilization, and influences on Western culture. Topic to be announced.

Hum 1111. Open Topic. (E3, E8; 5 cr; repeatable when topic changes; offered when feasible)

Opportunity to study a traditional literary or narrative form or an idea as it appears in a number of cultures. Topic to be announced.

Hum 1121. Western World Literature. (E3, E8; 5 cr; repeatable when topic changes; offered when feasible)

Emphasis on continental works in a single genre (e.g., the novel) or from a single international literary movement (e.g., romanticism or symbolism). Topic to be announced.

Hum 1140. Non-Western World Literature. (E3, E8, Non-W; 5 cr; some topics may be offered as honors courses; repeatable when topic changes; offered when feasible)

Courses may emphasize a single genre (e.g., the novel), a literary movement (e.g., Post-modernism), or an idea (e.g., nationalism) as it appears in a number of cultures, or may focus on the literary works of a particular non-Western culture (e.g., Middle Eastern, West African, or American Indian). Topic to be announced.

Hum 1160. Studies in French Literature in Translation. (E1, E8; 5 cr; repeatable when topic changes; offered when feasible)

Topic to be announced.

Hum 1160H. Studies in French Literature in Translation. (E1, E8; 5 cr; repeatable when topic changes; prereq # for students not in Honors Program; offered when feasible)

Topic to be announced.

Hum 1170s. German Literature in Film. (W, E6; 5 cr; does not count toward German major or minor; not offered 1998-99)

Development of the German film as expressionistic art form. Film as text, film as history, film as aesthetic expression. Film presentations are in German but with English subtitles in most cases. Readings and lectures are in English.

Hum 1170Hs. German Literature in Film. (W, E6; 5 cr; does not count toward German major or minor; prereq # for students not in Honors Program; not offered 1998-99)

Development of the German film as expressionistic art form. Film as text, film as history, film as aesthetic expression. Film presentations are in German but with English subtitles in most cases. Readings and lectures are in English.

Hum 1180s. Contemporary Latin American Novel in Translation. (W, E3, E6; 5 cr; repeatable with #; does not count toward Spanish major or minor)

Major Latin American novels from 1960 to the present.

Hum 1180Hs. Contemporary Latin American Novel in Translation. (W, E3, E6; 5 cr; repeatable with #; does not count toward Spanish major or minor; prereq # for students not in Honors Program)

Major Latin American novels from 1960 to the present.

Hum 3950f, 3951w, 3952s. Directed Study. (1-5 cr per qtr; prereq #)

Hum 3960Hf, 3961Hw, 3962Hs. Senior Honors Project. (1-5 cr per qtr; prereq participation in Honors Program, #)

A substantial scholarly or creative work (at the undergraduate level) within the discipline. Successful completion of the senior honors project is one of the requirements for graduating from UMM "with honors."

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