Humanities Course Descriptions

HUM106 British Life and Culture
Offers a broad overview of British culture and civilization. Examines traditions and institutions to help understand the British way of life in the 20th century. Lectures by British guest lecturers and related field trips. This course (taught in London) is only for students participating in the London program of the Oregon International Educational Consortium. Sp
3 Credits

HUM120 Intl Community Dev in Action
Examines the themes and concepts of international community development in impoverished global regions and provides direct cross-cultural experience by living and working in another country, with emphasis on the unequal distribution of wealth and power evident in the world. Develops a broad understanding and critical thinking about global forces and culture through the disciplines of education, philosophy, literature, economics and community development. Prepares students to participate thoughtfully and responsibly in community development field work (service learning). Sp; CL
4 Credits

HUM199C French Life and Culture
Provides an introduction to French life and culture. Includes historical briefings at local museums and cultural sites. Sp
2 Credits

HUM199D Italian Cultural Experiences
Provides an introduction to Italian cultural experiences including art, architecture, music, and the influence of cultural in daily Italian life, particularly in the region of Florence.
2 Credits

HUM199E British Culture and Traditions
Presents an overview of British culture and civilization. Examines traditions and institutions to help understand the British way of life in the 21st century. Includes British guest lecturers and related field trips. This course (taught in London) is solely for students participating in the London program of the Oregon International Educational Consortium. Sp
2 Credits

HUM220 Resisting Empire: Latin Am Rev
Focuses on the culture, ideas, and actions that typify revolutionary movements in Latin America since the dawning of the twentieth century. Examines a Latin American emphasis against the backdrop of empire as manifested in the actions of local elites, first-world countries--especially the United States--and worldwide capitalist structures. Offered as needed; CL
3 Credits

HUM225 Eff Int'l Dev: Theory/Practice
Continues an in-depth examination of a specific area of international community development in impoverished global regions. Focus of the course may include the areas of education, micro-finance, business, or human trafficking. Encourages critical thinking about global forces and the interaction of converging factors such as culture, philosophy, history of a country, literature, economics, and the processes that occur in community building in specific areas. Prepares students to participate thoughtfully and authentically in community development field work (service learning), and provides direct cross-cultural experience by living and working in another country with emphasis on unequal distribution of wealth and power as key factors in social justice. Offered as needed; CL
4 Credits