Spring 2018 Courses

 

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

HU 2501 - American Experience in Literature

A survey of major works in American Literature from origins to the present. Focuses on historical trends in the development of literature and culture in the Americas with particular emphasis on the United States.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year

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 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, Spring

HU 2633 - Fundamentals of Digital Imaging

Explores the history, aesthetic, theory, and practice of digital imaging. Students learn to find, make, and analyze images.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-1)
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 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 2810 - Research and Writing in Communication

Prepare students to evaluate, design, and conduct research in communication. Develops research-related writing strategies and proficiency.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015(C)

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, Spring

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 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 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

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 3151 - The Rhetoric of Everyday Texts

The examination and production of everyday texts such as social media, image-texts, web pages, signs, museum exhibits, architecture, and fashion in terms of their theoretical, historical, cultural, and technological contexts. Student should expect to produce "everyday texts" of their own as well as write about texts examined in the course.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

HU 3400 - Topics in Diversity Studies

This course provides students with a better understanding of underrepresented populations within the United States by examining the culture and experience of African American; American Indian; Asian American; Latina/Latino American; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transsexual; or Post-Colonial peoples.
Credits: 3.0; Repeatable to a Max of 9
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

HU 3502 - Mythology

Survey of the major mythological systems of the world with particular attention to those areas of commonality among various civilizations. Films may provide contextual background.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2001-2002 academic year
Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

HU 3515 - Workshop in Poetry

Advanced work in poetry writing; workshop format. Students will study contemporary and emerging works in order to enrich and stimulate their own poetic practice. 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)

HU 3517 - Literary Theory and Criticism

A consideration of a variety of theoretical and critical approaches and methods of literary research in the study of British and American literature.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2004-2005 academic year
Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025)

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 - 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 3554 - Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature

Close study of significant works in science fiction and fantasy. Examines genre features and usage and attends to a writer's style and methods. Regularly focuses on historical fiction and fantasy using film to help establish literary context.
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 3605 - Grammar and Usage in Society

Description and analysis of current standards of grammar and usage in the U.S. Students acquire an understanding of the structures of American English as well as an understanding of the social forces underlying standardization and the processes of language change.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman

HU 3630 - Publications and Information Management

Principles of information selection, editing, layout, and graphics essential to the scheduling, budgeting, and production of various print and digital publications.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): HU 2642 and HU 2633 or HU 2645

HU 3710 - Engineering Ethics

A study of ethical questions confronting individual engineers and the engineering profession. Among the issues to be explored are the meaning of professionalism, the social responsibilities of engineers, engineer-employer and engineer-client relationships, whistle-blowing, conflicts of interest, and competitive bidding.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

HU 3711 - Biomedical Ethics

A study of several important ethical and philosophical issues that arise in medical practice and in biomedical science. Issues may include euthanasia, abortion, the physician-patient relationship, experimentation involving human subjects, and allocation of scarce biomedical resources. General ethical theories and concepts are used to shed light on those issues.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

HU 3800 - Media and Society

Examines contemporary forms of mediated communication. Emphasis on understanding media economics and impacts of media on attitudes, values, behavior, and identity. Topics may include propaganda, advertising, political communication, journalism, media violence, social media, surveillance, and media policy.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

HU 3840 - Organizational Communication

An approach to understanding organizations in their socio-historical contexts from a variety of theoretical perspectives in communication. Explores meanings, roles, relations, interactions, and structures from a communication perspective.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

HU 3860 - Popular Culture

Introduces fundamentals of cultural theory and media criticism. Considers historical, social, political, and economic contexts of popular culture from a media studies perspective.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

HU 3871 - New Media Theory

Examines relationships among changing communication technologies and communication theories. Emphasizes issues involving emerging technologies and emerging theory.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

HU 3872 - Color, Visuality, and Culture

Engages with color as an aesthetic, theoretical, historical, cultural, and political concept. Explores what color is made of, how color shapes meaning, and how color functions in various expressive and interpretative contexts including politics, science, and industry.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year
Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

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

HU 4130 - Special Topics in Rhetoric and Composition

An in-depth examination of particular issues, theories, methodologies, or concepts in the field of rhetoric and composition, such as comparative rhetorics, computers and writing, multi-lingual writing, feminist rhetorics, and multi-modal composition.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2000-2001 academic year

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: Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): ED 4110 and ED 3210 and ED 3410

HU 4327 - Visual Storytelling and Cinema

Production-intensive focus on how filmmakers use narrative design, cinematography, and editing to tell a story, realize a creative vision, and engage an audience.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-3)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): HU 2324

HU 4600 - Humanities Internship

Provides internship experience directly related to student's course of study. Students conduct work at internship site in addition to academic assignments that encourage them to connect their professional and academic experience. Requires approval of department internship coordinator.
Credits: variable to 6.0; May be repeated
Semesters Offered: On Demand
Restrictions: Permission of department required

HU 4628 - Usability Evaluation and User Experience Design

Theories and practices of usability evaluation and user experience design relevant to technical communication contexts. Individual and team projects with emphasis on the development of instructions and procedures.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-1)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): HU 3120 and UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

HU 4701 - Political Philosophy

Issues in political philosophy, such as the moral foundations of political systems, the proper relation between the individual and the state, and the justification of social institutions. Philosophers studied may include Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Marx, de Tocqueville, Mill, Dewey, and Rawls.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

HU 4961 - Practicum in TESOL

Observation, case studies, tutoring, instructional assistance, and supervised teaching experience in English to speakers of other languages.
Credits: variable to 6.0; Repeatable to a Max of 6
Semesters Offered: On Demand
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore
Pre-Requisite(s): HU 3962

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 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 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 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 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 3283 - Level II German for Special Purposes

Review of the basics of the German language. Extensive work on the creative use of written and oral German with emphasis on short themes in German.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): HU 3282 or Language Placement German >= 451

HU 3285 - Level III German: Film and Media

Focus on improving advanced language skills for professional communicative situations, including acquisition of discipline-specific vocabulary (preparation for language certification). Topics may include issues of science and technology in German-speaking countries.
Credits: 3.0; Repeatable to a Max of 6
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): HU 3282 or Language Placement German >= 521 or CEEB German Language >= 3

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
Pre-Requisite(s): HU 2293 or HU 3291 or HU 3292 or Language Placement Spanish >= 480

HU 3295 - Level III Advanced Spanish for Literacies

Spanish for Special Purposes is designed for students who anticipate careers in which they will need to interact with Hispanic communities in the U.S. or abroad and who wish to continue study of Spanish language and culture for specific professional purposes. Topics include Spanish for engineering and other sciences, healthcare, business, and legal professions.
Credits: 3.0; Repeatable to a Max of 9
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2015-2016 academic year
Pre-Requisite(s): HU 3293 or Language Placement Spanish >= 631

HU 4271 - Modern Language Seminar I-French

Language and power. Critical study of the representation of politics, economics, and social institutions in literature, film, and authentic documents from French, German, and Hispanic language communities. Students read texts in French and English translations. Course offered third year beginning 2009-2010.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: On Demand
Pre-Requisite(s): HU 3274 or HU 3275

HU 4281 - Modern Language Seminar I-German

Language and power. Critical study of the representation of politics, economies, and social institutions in literature, film, and authentic documents from French, German, and Hispanic language communities. Students read texts in German and in English translation. Course offered every third year beginning 2008-2009.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): HU 3284 or HU 3285

HU 4291 - Level IV Modern Language Seminar I-Spanish

Language and power. Critical study of the representation of politics, economies, and social institutions in literature, film, and authentic texts in French, German, and Hispanic language communities. Students read texts in Spanish and English translation.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: On Demand
Pre-Requisite(s): HU 3294 or HU 3295