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Course Descriptions HUM

HUMANITIES (HUM)

Updated for 2013-2014

HUM 200 The Individual and the Arts (3)

An exploration of the fine arts as an approach to understanding the individual, both as participator and critic.

Prerequisite: ENG 21 or ENG 22 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

HUM 210 Humanities and Science in Science Fiction Literature (3)

An interdisciplinary, interdivisional team-taught study of Science Fiction literature to show how science has shaped humanity’s growing understanding of the universe and the position of our species in that universe.

Prerequisite: ENG 100.

HUM 261 Hawaiian Literature (3)

A survey of Hawaiian literature in English translation is studied in the context of the Hawaiian culture. Its characteristics, forms, relation to other Hawaiian arts, history and society are examined. Hawaiian literature can include but is not limited to prose narration, poetry and orature. (DL)

Prerequisite: ENG 100 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

Rec Preparation: HWST 107 (HUM 261 will become HWST 261 effective Spring 2012)

HUM 262 Literature of Oceania (3)

This course studies and analyzes Pacific writers of the 19th and 20th centuries outside Hawai‘i. Students focus on the interaction between and among people from across Oceania through these works. Themes such as place and identity, cultural norms and ideals, and responses to change, diaspora, assimilation, alienation, colonialism, marginalism.and issues of nationalistic movements in Oceania will be discussed. The works will be read as pieces of literature while carefully considering their poetic and narrative forms. Although stereotypes of Pacific Islanders have existed through history, Pacific writers have emerged to tell their stories, battling misconceptions. (DL)

Prerequisite: ENG 100 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

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