Spring 2022 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 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, Summer

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

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, Summer

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 - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2021-2022 academic year
  • 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, Summer

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, 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, Summer
  • 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: Fall
  • Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

HU 3327 - Film Style and Genre

Focus on film style and genre with an emphasis on study of directors, movements, and aesthetics and their technological, theoretical, and socio-cultural contexts. Includes small lab projects.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-3)
  • 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, Summer - 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 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 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 3554 - Science Fiction

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 3600 - Professional Development in the Humanities

Addresses conventions and expectations for professional development through projects such as portfolio development and research into contemporary professional and work place issues. Explores career and graduate school opportunities.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Communication, Culture & Media, Scientific & Tech Comm (BS), English, Liberal Arts, Scientific & Tech Comm (BA), Humanities, Comm and Culture Studies; May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman

HU 3694 - Grant Writing

Introduces fundamentals of grant proposal writing and research. Possible topics: writing for nonprofits, grant writing in various disciplines, researching funding resources.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Summer - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2016-2017 academic year
  • 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)

HU 3703 - Environmental Philosophy

This course explores different ways of reflecting on our relationships to our natural environments, inquiring into the meaning of environment, ecology, resources, and management. It analyzes the social and ethical dimensions; examining how different understandings of 'environment' affect policy, ethics, law, and technology.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: On Demand
  • Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025)

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: On Demand
  • 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 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 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 4810 - Communication, Culture, and Media Senior Seminar

Senior seminar course extending students' knowledge and skills in a chosen specialty of communication, cultural studies, and media through independent research, project design, media development, or other culminating activity.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: On Demand
  • Restrictions: Permission of department required; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Communication, Culture & Media; Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Senior
  • Pre-Requisite(s): HU 2810 and HU 2820 and HU 2830

Modern Languages

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 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 or Language Placement German >= 150

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
  • Pre-Requisite(s): HU 2291 or Language Placement Spanish >= 201

HU 3263 - Topics in German-Speaking Cultures

An introduction to German-speaking culture (in English) in a comparative perspective. Includes a survey of Central-European history and its influence on modern-day German-speaking societies through movies, media, and recent technologies, and a critical examination of cross-cultural differences between German and North-American cultures.

  • 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
  • Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

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 3273 - Level II-C French Composition and Conversation

Extensive work in the active, creative use of written and oral French. Includes development of communicative strategies, written compositions, and oral presentations in the context of contemporary French-speaking cultures. May include study of film and other media.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): HU 3272 or Language Placement French >= 501

HU 3282 - German Composition and Conversation

Review of the basics of the German language. Includes study of vocabulary, idioms, and sentence structure to improve conversational and reading abilities, 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 >= 331

HU 3283 - Advanced German Composition and Conversation

Review of the basics of the German language. Includes study of vocabulary, idioms, and sentence structure to improve conversational and reading abilities and writing of compositions in German.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): HU 3282 or Language Placement German >= 421

HU 3285 - Level III German: Film and Media

Study of German film, news and media. Topics may include feature films, documentaries, and other audio-visual and digital texts. Readings, discussion, and writing in German.

  • Credits: 3.0; Repeatable to a Max of 6
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): HU 3283 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 3292 or Language Placement Spanish >= 480

HU 3294 - Topics in 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, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): HU 3293 or Language Placement Spanish >= 631 or CEEB Spanish Language >= 3 or CEEB Spanish Literature >= 3

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