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1999-2000 UAF Catalog

Course Descriptions


Degrees and Programs Index

Humanities

HUM 101 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
The Humanities: A Cultural Perspective (3+0) h
Examination of humanities using a non-Yup'ik culture and the Yup'ik culture as bases. Introduction of fundamental principles of Yup'ik and non-Yup'ik performing and visual arts, ideas and cultural developments that have stirred and enriched civilization, and aspects of Yup'ik and non-Yup'ik culture to help students develop greater awareness of forces that affect them. Offered only at the Kuskokwim campus.
HUM 201X (3 Credits) Fall
Unity in the Arts (3+0) h
Concentration on the interdependence of the visual arts, the performing arts, and literature, as set against a specific social, political, and cultural background of selected eras. (Prerequisite: Open to students beyond the freshman level or by permission of the instructor.)
HUM 202 (3 Credits) Spring
Unity in the Sciences (3+0) h
A detailed treatment of scientific methods and principles within a larger cultural context. Explanation of the roles of mathematics and logic in the structure of the scientific enterprise. (Prerequisite: Open to students beyond the freshman level or by permission of the instructor.)
HUM 329O (3 Credits) Alternate Fall
The Modern Media: Search for Communication (3+0) h
Review of effects and trends in mass media relating society, media, and culture. (Prerequisites: 6 credits in communication, written or oral, or permission of instructor. Next offered: 1999 - 2000.)
HUM 332 (3 Credits) Alternate Spring
Varieties of Visual Expression: Art as Image and Idea (3+0) h
Discussion of the visual elements of art, principles of visual organization, the process of artistic perception and its evaluation by the viewer. (Prerequisite: 3 credits in the visual arts or permission of instructor. Next offered: 1999 - 2000.)
HUM 342 (3 Credits) Alternate Spring
Synthesis in Musical Expression (3+0) h
In-depth study of one of the classical composers to show culmination of generic efforts and inter-arts relationships. (Prerequisite: MUS 123 or 124, or permission of instructor. Next offered: 1999 - 2000.)
HUM 411 (3 Credits) Alternate Fall
Dimensions of Literature (3+0) h
Systematic discussion of the medium of literary creation, of the organization of literary texts and the functions of literature. (Prerequisites: 6 credits in literature courses, or permission of the instructor. Next offered: 1999 - 2000.)
HUM 469W (3 Credits) Alternate Fall
Architecture: Art, Design, Technology and Social Impact (3+0) h
(Cross-listed with ART 469W)
Concepts of environmental, urban, and industrial design. Relationship of human and natural environment is stressed in this history of architecture with special attention given to contemporary conditions in urban areas and effects of industrialization and mechanization on human living and working spaces, artistic design, and aesthetics. (Prerequisites: ART 261 and 262 or HUM 201 and 202 or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2000 - 01.)
HUM 492 (3 Credits) Alternate Spring
Senior Seminar (3+0) h
Consideration of the humanities at the University of Alaska and on alternate approaches elsewhere. Student project paper required with oral presentation and defense. (Prerequisite: Open requirements, or by permission of the instructor. Next offered 1999 - 2000.)

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