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Humanities Minor

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  • Program Type: Undergraduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2015
  • Required credits in this minor: 18
  • This program requires summer terms.
A minor in humanities allows students to gain a greater understanding of disciplines, such as art, history, literature, philosophy, politics, and theater. Students become aware of the importance and benefit of diversity and multiculturalism. The Humanities Minor is intended to complement major programs of study presently offered at UMC. A minor in humanities helps students broaden and balance their chosen majors with skills such as creative thinking and expression. The minor enables students to recognize opportunities, think creatively, assemble resources, and plan and implement new initiatives in a wide variety of employment settings. As graduates secure employment or start ventures of their own, they will demonstrate how awareness of the humanities adds value and enhances the results for the organizations they serve. Study in the humanities encourages students to think outside of the box and creativity, skills that are highly desirable to employers. Program Outcomes. Students will: 1. demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities; 2. expand knowledge of the human condition and human cultures, especially in relation to behavior, ideas, and values expressed in works of human imagination and thought; 3. understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within historical and social context; 4. respond critically to works in the arts and humanities; 5. engage in the creative process or interpretive performance; 6. articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Required Courses
HUM 1301 - Introduction to Humanities [HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
HUM 3310 - Culture and Technology [HUMANITIES, GLOB PERSP] (3.0 cr)
Upper Division Electives
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· COMM 4002 - Intercultural Communication (3.0 cr)
· ED 3301 - Creating Meaning Through Literature and Arts (4.0 cr)
· GNED 3000 - Global Seminar [HUMANITIES, GLOB PERSP] (1.0-3.0 cr)
· HIST 3054 - Topics in History (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 3001 - World Culture and Literature [HUMANITIES, GLOB PERSP] (3.0 cr)
· MUS 3027 - Rock and Jazz Music Styles [HUMANITIES, HUMAN DIV] (3.0 cr)
· MUS 3028 - Survey of American Musical Theater (3.0 cr)
Art/Culture and Diversity/Music Electives
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ART 1152 - Drawing and Design [HUMANITIES] (1.0-3.0 cr)
· ART 1252 - Painting and Design [HUMANITIES] (1.0-3.0 cr)
· ART 1352 - Pottery Design and Techniques [HUMANITIES] (1.0-3.0 cr)
· ART 2000 {Inactive} [HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· COMM 4002 - Intercultural Communication (3.0 cr)
· GNED 3000 - Global Seminar [HUMANITIES, GLOB PERSP] (1.0-3.0 cr)
· MUS 1021 - Introduction to Music [HUMANITIES, HUMAN DIV] (3.0 cr)
· MUS 3027 - Rock and Jazz Music Styles [HUMANITIES, HUMAN DIV] (3.0 cr)
· MUS 3028 - Survey of American Musical Theater (3.0 cr)
Communication/Literature Electives
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· WRIT 2335 - Introduction to Creative Writing [HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· TH 2434 - Oral Interpretation and Performance Techniques [HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· ED 3301 - Creating Meaning Through Literature and Arts (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 1005 - Introduction to World Literature [HUMANITIES, GLOB PERSP] (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 1016 - American Literature: Race, Gender, Class, and the American Dream [HUMANITIES, HUMAN DIV] (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 3001 - World Culture and Literature [HUMANITIES, GLOB PERSP] (3.0 cr)
History/Philosophy Electives
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· HIST 1021 - World Civilization I [GLOB PERSP] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 1022 - World Civilization II [GLOB PERSP] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 1301 - American History I [HI/BEH/SSC] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 1302 - American History II [HI/BEH/SSC] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3054 - Topics in History (3.0 cr)
· PHIL 1001 - Introduction to Philosophy [HUMANITIES, ETH/CIV RE] (3.0 cr)
· PHIL 2002 - Introduction to Ethics [HUMANITIES, ETH/CIV RE] (3.0 cr)
 
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HUM 1301 - Introduction to Humanities (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
The arts as a reflection of our search for understanding of the human condition. Beliefs and attitudes presented through creative expressions from around the world.
HUM 3310 - Culture and Technology (HUMANITIES, GLOB PERSP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Analysis of historical and cultural factors shaping technology. Synthesis of integrated relationships among technology, the arts, societal practices, and values.
COMM 4002 - Intercultural Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Interrelationship of cultures/co-cultures. Interpreting diverse communication through literature, popular culture, and academic sources. Cultural values, world views, philosophies, patterns, meanings. Communication strategies across cultures. prereq: 3001
ED 3301 - Creating Meaning Through Literature and Arts
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Course in children's literature designed to prepare pre-service teachers to integrate literature, art, drama, dance/movement, and music throughout the curriculum from a constructivist view of learning. Field experiences. prereq: Minimum GPA of 2.50
GNED 3000 - Global Seminar (HUMANITIES, GLOB PERSP)
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Interdisciplinary approach to a specific culture and its current local/global issues. In-depth experiences in a discipline area of student's choice. Required international travel for one to three weeks, led by a faculty member.
HIST 3054 - Topics in History
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics of regional, national, or international importance, such as Minnesota history, U.S. Civil War, Japanese history.
ENGL 3001 - World Culture and Literature (HUMANITIES, GLOB PERSP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Representative works from various cultures from around globe. Relevant historical contexts/social movements. Intensified interpretive skills for appreciation of diverse genres.
MUS 3027 - Rock and Jazz Music Styles (HUMANITIES, HUMAN DIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring & Summer Even Year
Jazz/rock, tracing their roots from Europe/Africa to being recognized as international popular music.
MUS 3028 - Survey of American Musical Theater
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Mid-1800's through present. Composers, lyricists, plot synopses, other aspects.
ART 1152 - Drawing and Design (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduces foundations of drawing/design. Offered as 1-credit art appreciation lecture or as 3-credit studio lab/lecture. Lecture studies concepts/history of drawing/design. Studio work is practical application.
ART 1252 - Painting and Design (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduces foundations of color (painting) and design. Offered as 1-credit art appreciation lecture or as 3-credit studio lab/lecture. Lecture studies concepts/history of drawing/design. Studio work is practical application.
ART 1352 - Pottery Design and Techniques (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduces foundations of art techniques (3-dimensional) and design. Offered as 1-credit art appreciation lecture or as 3-credit studio lab/lecture. Lecture studies concepts/history of drawing/design. Studio work is practical application.
COMM 4002 - Intercultural Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Interrelationship of cultures/co-cultures. Interpreting diverse communication through literature, popular culture, and academic sources. Cultural values, world views, philosophies, patterns, meanings. Communication strategies across cultures. prereq: 3001
GNED 3000 - Global Seminar (HUMANITIES, GLOB PERSP)
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Interdisciplinary approach to a specific culture and its current local/global issues. In-depth experiences in a discipline area of student's choice. Required international travel for one to three weeks, led by a faculty member.
MUS 1021 - Introduction to Music (HUMANITIES, HUMAN DIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Music from Renaissance to present. Styles, forms, expressions. Some examples of music from various cultures compared with western art music.
MUS 3027 - Rock and Jazz Music Styles (HUMANITIES, HUMAN DIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring & Summer Even Year
Jazz/rock, tracing their roots from Europe/Africa to being recognized as international popular music.
MUS 3028 - Survey of American Musical Theater
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Mid-1800's through present. Composers, lyricists, plot synopses, other aspects.
WRIT 2335 - Introduction to Creative Writing (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: COMP 1011
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Principles of creative writing. Basic literary/writing-craft concepts/terminology. Literary works. Practice writing, critiquing prose/poetry. prereq: COMP 1011
TH 2434 - Oral Interpretation and Performance Techniques (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Analyzing prose, poetry, drama. Preparing material for presentation. Giving stimulating oral readings. Critical appreciation of literature. Use of voice/gesture. Critiquing performances.
ED 3301 - Creating Meaning Through Literature and Arts
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Course in children's literature designed to prepare pre-service teachers to integrate literature, art, drama, dance/movement, and music throughout the curriculum from a constructivist view of learning. Field experiences. prereq: Minimum GPA of 2.50
ENGL 1005 - Introduction to World Literature (HUMANITIES, GLOB PERSP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Major forms of literature from various cultures/historical periods. Developing informed, personal response to literature/interpretive skills required for appreciation of literature.
ENGL 1016 - American Literature: Race, Gender, Class, and the American Dream (HUMANITIES, HUMAN DIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
American literature from Puritans to present. Develop informed, personal response. Major concerns of American writers in different eras. Introduction to interpretative skills required for appreciation of literature.
ENGL 3001 - World Culture and Literature (HUMANITIES, GLOB PERSP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Representative works from various cultures from around globe. Relevant historical contexts/social movements. Intensified interpretive skills for appreciation of diverse genres.
HIST 1021 - World Civilization I (GLOB PERSP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Ancient Near East, Greece, Egypt, Rome, and Medieval Europe.
HIST 1022 - World Civilization II (GLOB PERSP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Renaissance and Modern Europe from Reformation to present.
HIST 1301 - American History I (HI/BEH/SSC)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Colonial era and early national period from the Revolution through the Civil War and Reconstruction.
HIST 1302 - American History II (HI/BEH/SSC)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Gilded Age to present with emphasis on foreign involvements and wars, New Deal, civil rights, and economic developments.
HIST 3054 - Topics in History
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics of regional, national, or international importance, such as Minnesota history, U.S. Civil War, Japanese history.
PHIL 1001 - Introduction to Philosophy (HUMANITIES, ETH/CIV RE)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Critical introduction to three fundamental questions of philosophy: What can I know? What can I believe? What ought I to do? Emphasis on developing ability to think, speak, and write critically.
PHIL 2002 - Introduction to Ethics (HUMANITIES, ETH/CIV RE)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Foundational concepts of ethics. Applications in various contexts.