Humanities (HUM)

HUM 1500 - Engaging the Human Experience

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

HUM 1500 orients students to the Jesuit tradition of higher education by introducing them to key themes and disciplines in the liberal arts. In particular, the course stresses the Ignatian principle of "care for the whole person” (cura personalis), which means concentrating on the richness of the human experience beyond the mere acquisition of knowledge. Thus, we will explore the contemplative life and how human beings create stories, meaning, and various forms of artistic expression. We will also consider how humans forge new discoveries, participate in economic systems, and engage the political sphere. At the end of the course we will reflect on how these seemingly disparate aspects of life can be unified into a coherent framework for human flourishing. Required for all, the course will provide a shared experience for SPS students and should be one of the first courses taken at the school. Offered occasionally. Pre-requisite: ENGL 1505 .

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1505

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the Schl for Professional Studies college.

HUM 1930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 1-4 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

HUM 2930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 1-4 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

HUM 2980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1 or 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

HUM 4930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

HUM 4960 - General Studies Capstone

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

This course will constitute a synthesis of the General Studies major courses. The course will address such questions as what is the foundational role of the arts, culture, communication, social science, physical science and inquiry in the personal and professional development of an individual living and working in a global society. The course will reflect the competencies developed in the BGS degree, such as principled decision-making and leadership skills, the ability to understand and appreciate perspectives other than one’s own, and strong analytical, communication, and writing skills. To be taken in the final term or permission from Chair.

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Senior.

Enrollment limited to students in the Schl for Professional Studies college.

HUM 4980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1 or 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)