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Humanities Course Descriptions

HUM 150 Contemporary Cultural Studies 3 hours
Prerequisite: None; (Fall, Winter, and Spring/Summer terms).
General Education option Case studies of contemporary cultural ideas, values and expressive arts in a global context.

HUM 257 Humanities of the Ancient World 3 hours
Prerequisite: None (Fall term). General Education option
Cultural ideas, values and expressive arts of major global cultures before 1500 C.E.

HUM 258 Humanities of the Modern World 3 hours
Prerequisite: None (Winter term). General Education option
Cultural ideas, values and expressive arts of major global cultures since 1500 C.E.

HUM 275 Popular Culture 3 hours
Prerequisite: None; Fee: no
Examination of ideas and values expressed in popular media, U.S.A. and global.

HUM 303 Black Film 3 hours
Prerequisite: Equivalent of ENG 108
African-American film, international Black film and video, and interrelated socio-political, historical and aesthetic aspects.

HUM 315 Theater Detroit 2 hours
Prerequisite: Equivalent of ENG 108; Fee: yes
A study of drama performed in the Detroit area. Students attend all plays being studied.

HUM 330 Arab and Islamic Humanities 3 hours
Prerequisite: Equivalent of ENG 108; Fee: no
Arab and Islamic cultural values and expressive arts in historical and geographic context.

HUM 332 Latin American Humanities 3 hours
Prerequisite: Equivalent of ENG 108. Fee: no
Cultural values and expressive arts of Latin American nations‚ both ancient and modern.

HUM 333A African Humanities I 3 hours
Prerequisite: Equivalent of ENG 108; Fee: no (Fall term).
African cultural arts and ideas in historical and geographic context.

HUM 334 African-American Aesthetics 3 hours
Prerequisite: Equivalent of ENG 108; Fee: no (Winter term).
African-American literature, philosophy, arts, and cultural values.

HUM 335 Caribbean Humanities 3 hours
Prerequisite: Equivalent of ENG 108; Fee: no
Expressive arts and cultural values of the Caribbean, focusing on the African diaspora.

HUM 491 Independent Study 1-6 hours
Prerequisite: Equivalent of ENG 108 and permission of instructor