Humanities (HUM)

HUM 151      ETHICS & CITIZENSHIP      Credits: 3

An exploration into the history of Western ethics and moral philosophy with a particular focus on the issues of authority, obedience, and resistance. The purpose is to familiarize students with the basic theories of moral philosophies and simultaneously explore the relationship between the individual and society through questions like: When is it appropriate to obey authority? When are we justified to resist? What ethical principles underlie these decisions?.

HUM 151H      ETHICS & CITIZENSHIP - HONORS      Credits: 3

An exploration into the history of Western ethics and moral philosophy with a particular focus on the issues of authority, obedience, and resistance. The purpose is to familiarize students with the basic theories of moral philosophies and simultaneously explore the relationship between the individual and society through questions like: When is it appropriate to obey authority? When are we justified to resist? What ethical principles underlie these decisions?.

HUM 152      HOW THE WEST CAME TO BE      Credits: 3

This course provides an overview of the Western humanistic tradition from the Middle Ages through the 21st century, tracing the movement from pre-modern to the postmodern world of today, and studying the tension between those who emphasize rationality, science and logic, and others who underscore the lack of certainty and order. This interdisciplinary course highlights the links between the past and the present, bringing together history, art, literature, philosophy and religion.

HUM 152H      HOW THE WEST CAME TO BE - HONORS      Credits: 3

This Honors course provides an overview of the Western humanistic tradition from the Middle Ages through the 21st century, tracing the movement from pre-modern to the postmodern world of today, and studying the tension between those who emphasize rationality, science and logic, and others who underscore the lack of certainty and order. This interdisciplinary course highlights the links between the past and the present, bringing together history, art, literature, philosophy and religion.
Prerequisites: Non-Honors students - Approval of course instructor(s) and Honors Program director.

HUM 251      FROM THE PREMODERN TO THE POSTMODERN WORLD      Credits: 3

An overview of the Western humanistic tradition from the Middle Ages up to the 21st century. In particular, it traces the major paradigm shifts from the pre-modern to the modern and, ultimately, to the postmodern world of today. This is an intentionally interdisciplinary course, which weaves together the major ideas and revolutionary movements from such diverse areas as history, philosophy, literature, music, art as well as science and religion.
Prerequisites: HUM 151 with a D or higher.

HUM 251H      FROM THE PREMODERN TO THE POSTMODERN WORLD - HONORS      Credits: 3

An overview of the Western humanistic tradition from the Middle Ages up to the 21st century. In particular, it traces the major paradigm shifts from the pre-modern to the modern and, ultimately, to the postmodern world of today. This is an intentionally interdisciplinary course, which weaves together the major ideas and revolutionary movements from such diverse areas as history, philosophy, literature, music, art as well as science and religion.
Prerequisites: HUM 151 or HUM 151H with a D or higher.

HUM 288      DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR      Credit: 1

A reading and discussion course on subjects of general interest to students in a variety of disciplines. Topics are determined in advance and described in the online Course Schedule for each term. May be repeated with unique topics. Upper division credit will require greater participation.

HUM 288H      DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR - HONORS      Credit: 1

A reading and discussion course with topics of interest relevant to both Honors students and a general audience offering an opportunity to explore new ideas with faculty and students from a variety of disciplines. Topics are determined in advance and described in the online Course Schedule for each term. May be repeated with unique topics. Upper division credit will require greater participation.
Prerequisites: Non-Honors students - Approval of course instructor(s) and Honors Program director.

HUM 351      CHALLENGES OF GLOBAL DIVERSITY      Credits: 3

An interdisciplinary exploration of human images in non-American and non-Western literature and history. The course analyzes how humans deal with difference, focusing especially on colonialism and its impact in the non-Western world. Students will search for better models guided by social justice, models that positively address the political, economic and social challenges in our Global Village today.
Prerequisites: HUM 152 with a D or higher or Junior status.

HUM 351H      CHALLENGES OF GLOBAL DIVERSITY - HONORS      Credits: 3

An interdisciplinary exploration of human images in non-American and non-Western literature and history. This Honors course analyzes how humans deal with difference, focusing especially on colonialism and its impact in the non-Western world. Students will search for better models guided by social justice, models that positively address the political, economic and social challenges in our Global Village today.
Prerequisites: HUM 152 or HUM 152H with a D or higher or Junior status; Non-Honors students - Approval of course instructor(s) and Honors Program director.

HUM 351N      CHALLENGES OF GLOBAL DIVERSITY      Credits: 3

An interdisciplinary exploration of human images in non-American and non-Western literature and history. The course analyzes how humans deal with difference, focusing especially on colonialism and its impact in the non-Western world. Part and parcel of the course is also a search for better models guided by social justice, models that positively address the political, economic and social challenges in our Global Village today.
Prerequisites: HUM 152 with a D or higher or Junior status; For Nursing majors only.

HUM 377      DEPARTMENTAL TOUR      Credits: 3

A tour offered by the Global Studies & Culture Department. Details vary by year and are listed in the online Course Schedule when available.
Prerequisites: Instructor approval.

HUM 381      FIELD EXPERIENCE IN CROSS-CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING      Credits: 3

The student will prepare for a practical field experience in cross-cultural mission through anthropological and sociological studies of culture and poverty. The student will gain some skill in the language of ministry and research points of contact for effective witnessing.

HUM 382      ISSUES BETWEEN CHRISTIANITY AND ANOTHER RELIGION      Credits: 3

This course will present the theological and historical issues of conflict and commonality between Christianity and the other religion. The student will read the sacred texts of the religion, visit worship events, have guest speakers, and pursue research in order to grasp the inner life of another religion. The student will understand the current relations between the religions and grow in comfort relating to another religion.
Prerequisites: REL 211 or REL 221 with a D or higher.

HUM 399E      EXPERIMENTAL COURSE      Credits: 3

Experimental course option varies by term. Please see academic department for course description.

HUM 482      INTERNSHIP PREPARATION      Credit: 1

Prepares students to undertake an internship related to the student’s major so that they may better evaluate and comprehend the specific career choice they are considering and to gain valuable experiences that ensure they are career-ready.

HUM 483      INTERNSHIP I      Credits: 2

Provides students with real-world experiences in fields related to their chosen or contemplated professions and provides valuable experiences that ensure that students are career-ready.
Prerequisites: HUM 482 with a C or higher.

HUM 484      INTERNSHIP II      Credits: 2

Provides students with real-world experiences in fields related to their chosen or contemplated professions and provides valuable experiences that ensure that students are career-ready.
Prerequisites: HUM 482 with a C or higher.

HUM 488      DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR      Credit: 1

A reading and discussion course on subjects of general interest to students in a variety of disciplines. Topics are determined in advance and described in the online Course Schedule for each term. May be repeated with unique topics. Upper division credit will require greater participation.

HUM 488H      DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR - HONORS      Credit: 1

A reading and discussion course with topics of interest relevant to both Honors students and a general audience offering an opportunity to explore new ideas with faculty and students from a variety of disciplines. Topics are determined in advance and described in the online Course Schedule for each term. May be repeated with unique topics. Upper division credit will require greater participation.
Prerequisites: Non-Honors students - Approval of course instructor(s) and Honors Program director.

HUM 492      SENIOR THESIS PREPARATION      Credit: 1

This course is required for students planning to complete a senior thesis. The product of this course will be a thesis proposal.
Prerequisites: Upper division standing as a Humanities major; approval of department chair.

HUM 493      HUMANITIES THESIS I: LITERATURE REVIEW AND PROJECT DESIGN      Credits: 2

The first of two courses required to complete the thesis option of the Senior Project for graduation as a Humanities major. Students are guided through initial components of the thesis process including literature review, project design, obtaining approval from Concordia's Institutional Review Board (IRB), and the first steps of implementation.
Prerequisites: HUM 492 with a B or higher; upper division standing; agreement of a faculty member to serve as Faculty Supervisor for thesis project.

HUM 494      HUMANITIES THESIS II: RESEARCH, WRITING, AND DEFENSE      Credits: 2

The second of two courses required to complete the thesis option of the Senior Project for graduation as a Humanities major. Students are guided through the final components of the thesis project, including research, data gathering and analysis, and writing and defense of the thesis. The defense will be a public event open to faculty, staff, students, and community members.
Prerequisites: HUM 493 with a C or higher.

HUM 499      INDEPENDENT STUDY      Credits: 2-3