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Course Information and Descriptions
HUM 127 Critical Thinking (3-0)
3 Hours
This course is an introduction to critical thinking skills (i.e., informal
logic), including the following: problem solving, diagramming and
evaluating arguments, constructing sound reasoning skills and habits,
detecting fallacies, and reasoning from a variety of disciplines such
as science, business, law, and the arts.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
IAI: H4 906
HUM 128
Introduction to Middle
Eastern Civilizations (3-0)
3 Hours
This course provides a multi-media exploration of (1) the diverse
philosophical and religious concepts and values in the Middle East,
(2) the diverse expressions of these concepts and values in the art,
architecture, craftsmanship, film, and literature produced by the
cultures of North Africa, Egypt, Israel, Turkey, the Fertile Crescent,
Arabian Peninsula, Iran, and Pakistan, and (3) the relation of these
concepts and values to current philosophical issues in the Middle
East regarding politics, economics, and gender. Comparisons will be
made with Western philosophy, art, architecture, craftsmanship, film
and literature.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
Fulfills the CLC I/M Education Requirement.
IAI: H2 903N
HUM 129 Introduction to East Asian Civilization (3-0) 3 Hours
This course is an introduction to East Asian culture, past and present.
Particularly, this course will focus on China, Japan, and Korea.
Students will learn about representative works and significant
developments in the arts, philosophy, religion, and literature in
China, Japan, and Korea.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
Fulfills the CLC I/M Education Requirement.
IAI: HF 904N
HUM 140 Introduction to International Film (3-0)
3 Hours
This is a survey course on the history and aesthetic appreciation of
film as an international medium of entertainment, communication
and persuasion. Through viewing and analysis of classic and
contemporary films from Europe, Central and South America, Asia,
the Middle East and Australia, the student will gain a global
understanding of film. Films shown will be mostly narrative features
by internationally recognized directors, but may also include avantgarde, documentary, animated and North American foreign-language
films.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
Course fee
Fulfills the CLC I/M Education Requirement.
IAI: F2 909
HUM 141 World Humanities of 20/21 Century (3-0)
3 Hours
This is an interdisciplinary and multicultural course which introduces
students to the visual art, architecture, literature,
philosophy/religion/myth, music, dance, and history of various nonWestern cultures through selected works and a comparative
examination of their values, motifs and aesthetics with those of
Western cultural expression during the 20th and 21st centuries.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
Fulfills the CLC I/M Education Requirement.
IAI: HF 904N
HUM 221 American Decades (3-0)
3 Hours
This course introduces students to the interdisciplinary study of
American culture by examining the intercultural/multicultural ideas,
processes, values, motifs, and traditions that have shaped our
pluralistic society. American history, philosophy, literature, music,
visual and performing arts will be studied. Emphasis will be placed
on reflecting the diverse cultural constituency, and racial and ethnic
minorities.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
Fulfills the CLC I/M Education Requirement.
IAI: HF 906D
HUM 222 Film and Society (3-0)
3 Hours
This course will examine the evolution of American cinema and its
relationship to society. The focus of the course is on the history of
film and the social, economic and political pressures which have
shaped its development. Periods of film history will include such
eras as: Early “Silent” Cinema, “Classical” Hollywood of the
1930s/1940s, Post-War American Film, the “New American Cinema”
of the 1960s/1970s, Postmodernism, and recent developments in
Digital Filmmaking. Special attention will be paid toward important
facets of the film industry such as the Auteur-Director, the Star
system, as well as examples of important Genres (e.g. Musicals,
Westerns, Horror, Detective, Science-Fiction, “Woman’s Pictures”,
Social Problem films, etc).
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
Course fee
IAI: F2 908
HUM 226 Women and the Arts (3-0)
3 Hours
This interdisciplinary humanities course explores the depiction and
contributions of women in the visual and performing arts throughout
history. Current multicultural and global developments, the contrast
of female and male creativity, social attitudes regarding women, and
patronage of the arts will be investigated.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
Fulfills the CLC I/M Education Requirement.
IAI: HF 907D
HUM 299 Special Topics in Humanities (Variable) 1-3 Hours
This course will address the in-depth study of special topics in
Humanities which do not have specific courses in the catalog.
Course content and requirements will vary depending on the topic
being studied.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
May be taken three times, but any topic only once
Industrial Electrician (ISE)
Engineering, Math and Physical Sciences Division,
Room T102, (847) 543-2044
ISE 110
Introduction to Industrial Electricity (1-2) 2 Hours
Introductory course in industrial electricity. Emphasis placed on
fundamental principles and practices.
Prerequisite: MTH 114
Course fee
291