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Course Description

Humanities - HUM 210

The Art of Being Human (3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

This course is an interdisciplinary introduction to the humanities as an overall approach to living. The course involves the student in the philosophies, religions and arts as avenues of human inquiry and expression.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Examine the art of being human beyond simply meeting one’s survival needs.
  • Apply one’s inner resources and personal values for practicing the art of being human.
  • Identify important philosophical ideas which have significance to the humanities.
  • Identify the foundations for moral values in our culture as well as others.
  • Exercise an interest in resources in the arts.
  • Examine recognized works of art, music, literature and drama that are encountered during the course.
  • Evaluate works of art, music or drama, utilizing the fundamentals of critical analysis.
  • Express opinions and views effectively and responsibly in class discussions.
  • Develop techniques for critical thinking.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2017; HUMANITIES; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 9/19/2017

 210142710Art of Being HumanOnline3Rice K$12.0019/31/0Open 

Fall; 2017; HUMANITIES; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 8/28/2017

 210047702Art of Being HumanOE/OE3Ewing K$12.0027/31/0Open 
 210140838Art of Being Human 3Huston M$12.0017/31/0OpenT R  08:30 AM-09:50 AM LA420
 210142724Art of Being HumanOnline3Ewing K$12.005/31/0Open 

Spring; 2017; HUMANITIES; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 5/8/2017

 210120810Art of Being Human 3Michalsen P$12.0020/31/0OpenT R  09:00 AM-12:10 PM LA140
 210122714Art of Being HumanOnline3Ewing K$12.000/20/0Closed 
 210122764Art of Being HumanOnline3Rice K$12.0010/31/0Open 

Summer; 2017; HUMANITIES; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 7/3/2017

 210132316Art of Being HumanOnline3Ewing K$12.003/31/0Open 
 210132317Art of Being HumanOnline3Ewing K$12.0012/31/0Open