Fall 2016 Courses

Communications, Culture, & Media

HU 2633 - Fundamentals of Digital Imaging

Explores the history, aesthetic, theory, and practice of digital imaging. Students learn production and post-production techniques. Students may provide their own digital SLR camera.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring

HU 2642 - Introduction to Digital Media

Basic principles, practices and implications of digital media communication and production. Provides foundation in tools, techniques and processes through hands-on production, readings, discussion and analysis of contemporary issues related to digital media.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring

HU 2645 - Graphic and Information Design

A computer-intensive introduction to the principles for creating clear, effective graphic communication. Students critique the work of other designers in terms of the work's audience and intended effect, and they construct and critique their own design projects as well.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall

HU 2820 - Communication and Culture

Introduction to the ways that communication creates and maintains culture. Considers a variety of perspectives on the significance of communication. Explores the importance of communication for understanding culture
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall

HU 2830 - Public Speaking & Multimedia

Introduces the fundamentals of public speaking and multimedia applications. Emphasis on speaking/listening competencies in face-to-face and digital environments using online and digital tools.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring

HU 3606 - Editing

Examination of the responsibilities of an editor and grounding in basic editorial skills. Topics include situations of editing, levels of editing, readability, correctness, style, relations with authors, and social and political implications of editing.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore

HU 3621 - Introduction to Journalism

Introduction to the history and practice of journalism. Includes critical analysis of journalistic coverage, journalistic style and editing, and ethical issues in journalism.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

HU 3650 - Introduction to Web Design

Provides experience in planning and constructing web pages. Discusses historical, ethical, and social implications, as well as problems and limitations, of the Internet and the World Wide Web. Students develop a balance of technical, aesthetic, and theoretical knowledge.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

HU 3810 - Technology and Culture

Considers interrelationships between technology and culture. Includes understanding the context within which technologies are developed and used, and how assumptions about technology shape knowledge, practice, and creative action. Issues such as progress, determinism, ethics, gender, race, class, globalization, and "humanness".
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

HU 3820 - Interpersonal Communication

Examines practices and issues of relational communication and encourages critical awareness of common assumptions. Topics include verbal and nonverbal cues, conflict models, friendship, intimacy, and the interpersonal significance of race, gender, class, and disability.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

HU 3890 - Documentary

Considers technical, theoretical, aesthetic and ethical dimensions of documentary media through analysis and production.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall

HU 3961 - Theroetical Foundation of TESOL

Introduction to key concepts and issues in teaching English to speakers of other languages. Topics covered may include nature of first-and-second acquisition, role of input and instruction in language learning, and evaluation of approaches to teaching and research.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: On Demand
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman
Co-Requisite(s): HU 3605
Pre-Requisite(s): HU 2910

HU 4890 - Topics in Communication

In-depth examination of selected issues or problems in the study of communication, such as gender and communication, the environment and communication, sound and communication, violence and communication.
Credits: 3.0; Repeatable to a Max of 9
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: On Demand
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman
Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

Diversity

HU 2400 - Introduction to Diversity Studies in the United States

This course provides students with a better understanding of underrepresented populations within the United States by examining the social, cultural, and personal consequences of gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, (dis)ability, and other significant identities.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2015-2016 academic year

HU 3507 - Cultural Traditions in Literature

An advanced study of a specific transnational or trans-Atlantic historical period or aesthetic movement that illustrates the development of literary and/or cinematic traditions. Courses will include relevant theory and criticism.
Credits: 3.0; Repeatable to a Max of 6
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: On Demand
Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

HU 3545 - Literature Across Borders

Study of literary genres, themes, and movements, with emphasis on comparing and contrasting perspectives reflected in literatures from Western and non-Western cultures. Topics may focus on historical, social, aesthetic, and cultural factors as they influence these literatures. Films may be used.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Summer - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2004-2005 academic year
Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

English

HU 2500 - Ways of Reading

This course introduces students to reading strategies, critical vocabularies, and critical writing practices. Individual sections will center on a unifying question or problem, emphasizing attentive reading, critical thinking, and qualitative interpretation of literary texts.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall

HU 2503 - Introduction to Literature

Survey of transnational or transatlantic literary traditions, highlighting select historical periods such as Romanticism, and/or movements, such as the Harlem Renaissance.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring

HU 2538 - British Experience in Literature

A survey of selected works of British literature from its origins to the present. Focuses on historical trends in the development of the English language and the cultures of Great Britain.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2016-2017 academic year

HU 2548 - Young Adult Literature

Reading, reflecting on, and responding to age-appropriate adolescent literature. Works include authors from different races, cultures, historical periods, and genders. Discussion may be supplemented with films. Appropriate for students who plan to be parents, community volunteers, and teachers.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: On Demand

HU 3504 - Studies in the Novel

Examination of the novel in world literature with special attention to the historical, cultural, and personal contexts within which the author is writing. Film versions may be examined.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: On Demand
Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

HU 3507 - Cultural Traditions in Literature

An advanced study of a specific transnational or trans-Atlantic historical period or aesthetic movement that illustrates the development of literary and/or cinematic traditions. Courses will include relevant theory and criticism.
Credits: 3.0; Repeatable to a Max of 6
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: On Demand
Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

HU 3513 - Shakespeare

In-depth study of a limited number of Shakespearean plays with special attention to dramatic structure, character development, theme presentation, and theatre history. Includes extensive study of Renaissance influences, possibly film versions of selected plays, and examination of current critical theories.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

HU 3545 - Literature Across Borders

Study of literary genres, themes, and movements, with emphasis on comparing and contrasting perspectives reflected in literatures from Western and non-Western cultures. Topics may focus on historical, social, aesthetic, and cultural factors as they influence these literatures. Films may be used.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Summer - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2004-2005 academic year
Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

HU 4140 - Methods of Teaching English

Application of learning theories and national and state professional standards to the teaching of English. Emphasizes methods, materials, and media used to teach adolescents. Requires admission to teacher education program or permission of instructor. Includes significant time in the field.
Credits: 4.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Restrictions: Permission of department required
Pre-Requisite(s): ED 3110 and ED 3210 and ED 3410 and ED 4700(C)

HU 4150 - Literacy in the Content Areas

Introduction to the best ways to use language for deepening comprehension and understanding in all content areas. Inquiries into how cultural and learning differences relate to comprehension. A minimum of 28 tutoring hours in a local school is required.
Credits: 4.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-1)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): ED 3110 and ED 3210 and ED 3410

HU 4500 - Senior Seminar in English

A course especially designed for English majors. In depth exploration of various topics with special emphasis on theory and production. Students wil be required to engage relevant secondary sources and theory in a longer, final seminar paper.
Credits: 3.0; Repeatable to a Max of 6
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore

Creative Writing

HU 2510 - Intro to Creative Writing

An introduction to creative writing with readings in contemporary and emerging literatures. Genres covered may include fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and screenplay. This course stresses individual production through process-oriented writing exercises, small group workshops, individual conferences, and creative theory.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall

HU 3514 - Workshop in Creative Nonfiction

Advanced work in creative nonfiction writing; workshop format. Readings will include short memoirs, personal essays, lyric essays, and other sub-genres of contemporary creative nonfiction. Emphasis on individual production through process-oriented writing exercises, small group workshops, individual conferences, and revision/development.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: On Demand
Pre-Requisite(s): HU 2510 and UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

Film

HU 2324 - Introduction to Film

Focuses on film narration and style within social, cultural, and historical contexts. Emphasizes critical engagement with film through discussion, presentations, and written analysis. May include small video production projects and opportunities to interact with filmmakers and industry professionals.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring

Linguistics

HU 2910 - Language and Mind

Linguistic study of structural and cognitive aspects of language. Examines language design: how sounds, words, sentences, and conversation create meaning; the relationship of language, brain, mind, and thought; the ability of humans, animals, and machines to acquire language.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall

Modern Languages

HU 2271 - Level I-A French Language and Culture

Introduction to basic French grammar, vocabulary, and idioms designed to help students acquire the basics of oral and written French. Includes study of contemporary French-speaking cultures.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Senior

HU 2272 - Level I-B French Language and Culture

Further study of French grammar, vocabulary, and idioms with continued practice of conversation and basic readings in French. Continued study of contemporary French speaking cultures.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): HU 2271 or Language Placement French >= 131

HU 2273 - Transitional Level I French Language and Culture

Intensive study of basic French grammar, vocabulary, and culture. Designed to prepare students with minimum essentials of oral and written French for intermediate and advanced level work. Students completing this course may apply for placement credits.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: On Demand
Pre-Requisite(s): Language Placement French >= 201

HU 3271 - Level II-A French Language and Culture

Review and continued study of grammar, vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading, and writing in French. Includes written compositions and oral presentations. Cultural focus on several Francophone regions of the world.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): HU 2272 or HU 2273 or Language Placement French >= 331

HU 3272 - Level II-B French Language and Culture

Continued study of grammar, vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading, and writing in French. Includes written compositions, oral presentations, and reading of brief literary texts. Cultural focus on several Francophone regions of the world.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): HU 3271 or Language Placement French >= 421

HU 3275 - Level III French for Special Purposes

Study of business, technical, and/or scientific discourses in the context of French language and Francophone cultures.
Credits: 3.0; Repeatable to a Max of 6
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2013-2014 academic year
Pre-Requisite(s): HU 3272 or HU 3273 or Language Placement French >= 501

HU 2281 - Level I-A German Language and Culture

Introduction to the basics of the German language, acquainting students with the essentials of oral and written German and introducing cultures and societies of contemporary German-speaking Europe.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Senior

HU 2282 - Level I-B German Language and Culture

Further study of the basics of the German language acquainting students with the essentials of oral and written German, with emphasis on conversational skills. Includes continued discussion of cultures and societies of contemporary German-speaking Europe.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): HU 2281

HU 3280 - Level I-C German Language and Culture

Concluding study of the basics of the German language acquainting students with the essentials of oral and written German, with emphasis on conversational skills. Includes continued discussion of cultures and societies of contemporary German-speaking Europe.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): HU 2282 or Language Placement German >= 221

HU 3281 - Level II-A German Language and Culture

Review of the basics of the German language. Includes study of vocabulary, idioms, and sentence structure to improve conversational and reading abilities, and discussion of various aspects of contemporary German culture.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): HU 3280 or Language Placement German >= 301

HU 3282 - Level II-B German Language and Culture

Review of the basics of the German language. Includes study of vocabulary, idioms, and sentence structure to improve conversational and reading abilities, discussion of various aspects of contemporary German culture, readings of literary texts, screenings of German films, and writing of compositions in German.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): HU 3281 or Language Placement German >= 371

HU 3284 - Level III in German Literature and Culture

Study of German literature and cultures. Topics may include postwar German literature, Germany since WWII, or emphasis on a major contemporary writer. Readings, discussion and writing in German.
Credits: 3.0; Repeatable to a Max of 6
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Pre-Requisite(s): HU 3282 or Language Placement German >= 521 or CEEB German Language >= 3

HU 2293 - Transitional Level I Spanish Language and Culture

Intensive review of basic Spanish grammar, vocabulary, and culture. Designed to prepare students with minimum essentials of oral and written Spanish for intermediate and advanced level work. Students completing this course may apply for placement credit.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Pre-Requisite(s): HU 2291 or Language Placement Spanish >= 201

HU 3291 - Level II Spanish Language and Culture

Review and continued study of grammar, vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading, and writing in Spanish. Includes written compositions and oral presentations. Cultural focus on several Spanish-speaking regions. Students completing this course may apply for placement credit.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): HU 2292 or HU 2293 or Language Placement Spanish >= 321

HU 3292 - Level II-B Spanish Language and Culture

Continued study of grammar, vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading, and writing in Spanish. Includes written compositions, oral presentations, and readings of short literary and documentary texts. Strong cultural focus on several Spanish-speaking regions. Students completing this course may apply for placement credit.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): HU 2232 or HU 3291 or Language Placement Spanish >= 401

HU 3293 - Level IIC Spanish Composition and Conversation

Advanced grammar, composition, and conversation practice. Readings may include texts from literary, social, economic, scientific, engineering, or business discourses in the context of Hispanic cultures. Students completing this course may apply for placement credit.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Pre-Requisite(s): HU 2293 or HU 3291 or HU 3292 or Language Placement Spanish >= 480

HU 3294 - Hispanic Literatures and Cultures

Study of selected works of literature, culture, and civilization from selected regions of the Spanish-speaking world. May incorporate study of literary genres and historical periods as related to Spain and/or Latin American cultures. Students completing this course may apply for placement credits.
Credits: 3.0; Repeatable to a Max of 9
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): HU 3293 or Language Placement Spanish >= 631

Philosophy

HU 2700 - Introduction to Philosophy

A study of thought representing various traditions such as classical and contemporary philosophy, Eastern and Western religion, and issues in recent science. Some basic concepts of logic are also examined. Emphasizes moral philosophy, including ethical relativism, utilitarianism, and Kantian ethics.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring

HU 3700 - Philosophy of Science

Examination of problems involved in scientific methodology such as theory structure, concept formation, scientific explanation, hypothetico-deductive model, role of experimentation, function of paradigms and analogies, distinction between science and pseudoscience, extent to which science is value-free or value-laden, social responsibility of scientists, and aims of science.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

HU 3702 - Philosophy of Religion

An examination of some philosophical questions in diverse religious traditions including the existence of God, the problem of evil, and the nature of religious experience.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

Rhetoric & Composition

HU 2130 - Introduction to Rhetoric

Focuses on historical origins, cultural adaptations, and contemporary relevance of rhetorical traditions.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

HU 3015 - Advanced Composition

Advanced instruction in composing substantive arguments based on primary and secondary research. Multidisciplinary inquiry-based projects ask students to write for both academic and lay audiences in print and digital forms. Specific research methods, writing technologies, and topics vary by section.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015

HU 4101 - Multiliteracies Center Practicum

Reflective practicum in which theories of learning, literacy, and cultural differences are applied in the Multiliteracies Center setting under the supervision of a writing center professional.
Credits: 1.0; May be repeated
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-1-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Restrictions: Permission of instructor required
Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015

Scientific & Cultural Communication

HU 3120 - Technical and Professional Communication

A study of written and oral communication in technical and scientific environments; emphasizes audience, writing processes, genres of scientific and technical discourse, visual communication, collaboration, professional responsibility, clear and correct expression. Students write and revise several documents and give oral report(s). Computer Intensive.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore
Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

HU 4634 - Advanced Practicum in Scientific and Technical Communication

Provides technical communication majors with opportunities to design and produce various communication products expected in their working careers, such as sets of procedures, proposals, progress reports, sets of directions, and style sheets. The course will also require students to complete, with advice from the instructor, one major client-involved project such as a brochure, newsletter, web site, technical training module, etc.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Scientific & Tech Comm (BS), Scientific & Tech Comm (BA)
Pre-Requisite(s): HU 3120 and HU 2600