Courses in Humanities

Critical Thinking

HUM 100     3.00 Credits
This course introduces students to the importance of critical thinking in our culture today. Students will be provided with methods of critical thinking as well as relevant topics on which to practice their skills. (Prerequisites: Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of READ 0080 and READ 0090 with a grade of C or higher) (MNTC 2: Critical Thinking)

Introduction to Film

HUM 111     4.00 Credits
This course is designed to introduce and acclimate students to film as a significant artistic, rhetorical and cultural medium. Course content focuses on film as an element of popular culture, as well as film genres, cinematic techniques and cinematic conventions. (Prerequisite: Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of READ 0080 and READ 0090 with a grade of C or higher) (MNTC 6: Humanities & Fine Arts)

Global Connections Seminar

HUM 115     1.00 Credits
This seminar is designed to run concurrently with the 2010 Global Connections Conference at the North Mankato Campus of South Central College. Students will focus on preparing for the two-day conference in order to best utilize its learning opportunities. They will then attend and assist in the conference. Students will end the seminar by evaluating their learning experience. (Prerequisite: Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of READ 0080 and READ 0090 with a grade of C or higher) (MNTC 8: Global Perspective)

Introduction to the Humanities

HUM 121     4.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course is an overview of the principal trends in Western thought and artistic expression from ancient times to the contemporary. Its aim is to foster an appreciation of how diverse ideas and works of art have contributed to our understanding of the universal human experience. Classroom instruction will be supplemented by guided tours of museums/exhibitions, and attendance at live performances of works pertinent to the course. (Prerequisites: Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of READ 0080 and READ 0090 with a grade of C or higher) (MNTC 6: Humanities & Fine Arts)

Introduction to Humanities II

HUM 122     4.00 Credits
This course is an overview of the principal trends in Western thought and artistic expression from the Middle Ages transition into the Renaissance to the modern world. Its aim is to foster an appreciation of how diverse ideas and works of art have contributed to our understanding of the universal human experience. Classroom instruction will be supplemented by guided tours of museums/exhibitions, and attendance at live performances of works pertinent to the course. (Prerequisite: Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of READ 0080 and READ 0090 with a grade of C or higher) (MNTC 6, 8: Humanities & Fine Arts, Global Perspective)

China: Cultural Tradition and Change

HUM 130     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
Students in this course study the expression of Chinese values through intellectual and artistic pursuits and their influence on humans throughout the world. By taking a panoramic view of Chinese culture and civilization, students develop an appreciation for the treasure of Chinese achievements and the wealth of Chinese contributions to humanity. This view will also provide a context for the study of specific topics such as artistic expression, language, key points in history, traditions, human rights and conditions, and philosophy of health. Beyond an appreciation for Chinese culture, this introductory course aims to increase our understanding of China's presence, which has risen to a dominant position in global economic and political affairs. (Prerequisites: A score of 78 or higher on the reading portion of the Accuplacer test or complete READ 0090 with a grade of "C" or higher; MNTC Goal Areas 6 Humanities and Fine Arts and 8 Global Perspective).

Global Connections Travel Seminar

HUM 150     1.00 Credits
Course Outline
The Global Connections Seminar is a one-credit course which prepares students for traveling with one or more instructors. Its specific content will be determined by the intended destination, and will include information on the history, geography, culture, art, and religion of that region. THE SEMINAR IS ONLY OPEN TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE SIGNED UP FOR THE TRIP. (Prerequisite: Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of READ 0080 and READ 0090 with a grade of C or higher) (MNTC 6, 8: Humanities & Fine Arts, Global Perspective)

Special Topics in the Humanities:

HUM 205     1 - 4 Credits
Course Outline
Any HUM class that has been specially designed by an SCC Humanities instructor to appeal to SCC students. The instructor has chosen the subject material related to his/her interests, students' interests, or his/her teaching expertise. (Prerequisite: All HUM 205 courses require a passing grade in ENGL 100 or instructor permission) (MNTC 6: Humanities & Fine Arts)

Global Connections Travel Seminar II

HUM 250     1 - 3 Credits
Course Outline
The Global Connections Seminar is a three-credit course which travel with one or more instructors. Its specific content will be determined by the intended destination, and will include information on the history, geography, culture, art, and religion of that region. THE SEMINAR IS ONLY OPEN TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE SIGNED UP FOR THE TRIP. (Prerequisite: Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of READ 0080 and READ 0090 with a grade of C or higher) (MNTC 6, 8: Humanities & Fine Arts, Global Perspective)