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Inquiry in the Humanities [HUM]: Course List

The humanities grapple with the human condition in all of its complexity through time and across cultures. The humanities include knowledge of American and world history, philosophical traditions, major religions, diverse cultural legacies, literature, film, and music. As fields of study, the humanities emphasize analysis, interpretation, and reflection. They also engage centrally with questions of meaning and purpose. Students in HUM courses are introduced to the basic theories of interpretation in the humanities as well as to key texts, monuments, artifacts, or episodes within humanistic traditions or disciplines. These courses help students develop the ability to construct their own artistic, literary, philosophical, religious, linguistic, or historical interpretations.

Choose one [HUM] course (3 credits) to satisfy part of your UCORE graduation requirements.

Course PrefixCourse NumberCourse TitleCredits
ANTH201Art and Society3
ANTH355Historical Linguistics3
CAS310Special Topics in the Humanities3
CES111Introduction to Asian Pacific American Studies3
CES151Introduction to Chicano/Latino Studies3
CES209Hip Hop Around the Globe3
CES / ENGLISH220Introduction to Multicultural Literature3
CES / HISTORY235African American History3
CES260Race and Racism in US Popular Culture3
CES / ENGLISH313 / 311Asian Pacific American Literature3
CHINESE / ASIA121Modern Chinese Culture3
COM105Communication in Global Contexts3
ENGLISH108Introduction to Literature3
ENGLISH109Creative Writing Now3
ENGLISH110Reading Now3
ENGLISH112Language in the Real World3
ENGLISH205Introduction to Shakespeare3
ENGLISH210Readings in American Literature3
ENGLISH219Introduction to Environmental Humanities3
ENGLISH366The British Novel to 19003
ENGLISH368The American Novel to 19003
ENGLISH37219th Century Literature of the British Empire and the Americas3
ENGLISH37320th and 21st Century Global Literatures in English3
FOR_LANG101Introduction to the World of Languages3
FOR_LANG120Introduction to Foreign Cultures3
FOR_LANG / HUMANITY130Global Literature in Translation3
FRENCH110French/Francophone Film3
FRENCH120French Culture3
FRENCH320French/Francophone Culture3
GERMAN120Germanic Culture3
GERMAN320German Culture3
HISTORY101Classical and Christian Europe3
HISTORY102Modern Europe3
HISTORY110American History to 18773
HISTORY111American History Since 18773
HISTORY 121World History II3
HISTORY230Introduction to Latin American History3
HISTORY331Latin American Cultural History3
HISTORY340Ancient Greece3
HISTORY341Ancient Rome3
HISTORY355History of European Popular Culture3
HISTORY / ASIA373Chinese Civilization3
HISTORY / ASIA374Japanese Civilization3
HISTORY382History of Science and Technology Since Newton3
HISTORY418United States, 1914-19453
HISTORY419United States, 1945-Present3
HISTORY43220th Century Latin America3
HISTORY440The Early Middle Ages, 330-10503
HISTORY447Europe in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Era, 1789-18153
HISTORY454Age of Empire: Europe, 1871-19143
HUMANITY101Humanities in the Ancient World3
HUMANITY302Humanities in the Middle Ages and Renaissance3
HUMANITY304Humanities in the Modern World3
JAPANESE / ASIA123Modern Japanese Culture3
KINES201Exploring Meaning in Sport and Movement3
LND_ARCH150Landscapes of the Palouse3
MUS / CES265 / 271Native Music of North America3
MUS359History of Music: Antiquity to 16503
MUS360History of Music: 1650-18503
PHIL101Introduction to Philosophy3
PHIL103Introduction to Ethics3
PHIL207Philosophy of Religion3
PHIL210Philosophy in Film3
PHIL220Philosophy of Food3
PHIL / ASIA280Islam in Theory and Practice3
PHIL / ASIA314Philosophies and Religions of India3
PHIL / ASIA315Philosophies and Religions of China and Japan3
PHIL360Business Ethics3
PHIL365Biomedical Ethics3
PHIL370Environmental Ethics3
PHIL450Data Analytics Ethics3
SPANISH120Peninsular Spanish Culture3
SPANISH121Latin American Culture3
WGSS / ENGLISH211Sex Matters: Introduction to Queer Culture and Literature3
WGSS338Gender, Race, and Popular Culture3
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