Humanities Course Proposal: History, Philosophy, English, Hispanic Studies, Communication, Modern and Classical Language


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1. Complete this form by filling in the appropriate information.
2. Submit this form by the following deadlines:

If course is scheduled to take effect in Spring or Summer the deadline is September 1 of the year before (For Example: Spring 2015 revisions must be submitted by 9/1/2014)

If course is scheduled to take effect in Fall the deadline is December 1 of the year before revision is to take effect (For Example: Fall 2014 revisions must be submitted by 12/1/2013)

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Is this proposal the result of program review?

I. Basic course information







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5. Is this a NEW course?

6. List all other designations



8. Are there any prerequisites for registering for this course?


General course description for the Humanities requirement in the common curriculum
     The Humanities disciplines constitute a way of thinking, talking and writing about what it means to be human.  Study in the Humanities disciplines introduces us to people we have never met, places we have never visited, times in which we have not lived, perspectives we have never taken, and ideas that may never have crossed our minds.  Through careful and rigorous engagement with texts produced by (and about) those other people, places, and ideas, we explore issues of identity, community, and culture, as well as values, purpose, and meaning.  With perspectives thus enlarged and enriched, and with the skills to explore these questions further, the Humanities invite and equip us to live an examined life.
     Courses that satisfy the Humanities requirement will be either upper or lower division four-credit courses with no more than one course from a single Humanities Department.  Though Theology is one of the Humanities disciplines, Theology courses do not satisfy the Humanities requirement.  Interdisciplinary courses, with a Humanities orientation, are eligible for designation as a Humanities core course.

II. Questions regarding Humanities criteria

Each of the following questions is designed to help the Committee understand how the Humanities learning goals will be met in your course.  Please be as specific as possible in your responses.  Examples are especially helpful.