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Durham   Liberal Arts > Humanities

HUMA 401 (01) - Introduction to the Humanities

Intro to Humanities: Evil

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Full Term (01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020)
Class Size:   68  
CRN: 54447
Introduction to the interdisciplinary study of the humanities. Taking as its entry point a significant work, the course is organized by topics related to that work, selected and arranged to invoke lively intellectual debate among faculty and students alike. Group lectures by the four core humanities faculty members. The instructors teaching the course will provide material for smaller weekly discussion sections led by each of those faculty members. Requirements include lively discussions, papers, and examinations. Not repeatable.
Equivalent(s): HUMA 401W
Attributes: Humanities(Disc)
Instructors: Nicole Ruane
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/21/2020 5/4/2020 TR 3:40pm - 5:00pm NESM 125
Additional Course Details: 

What is evil? Is there such a thing? If so, is it a force, an entity, an illness, an absence of good? Is it necessary? Does it have a function? Is it merely a matter of perception? Should we use the term “evil” at all, and if so, what it the effect of calling something “evil’? Are there certain things that are so bad they deserve this special term?  In this course we will read some of the primary Western portrayals and explanations of evil from various time periods and sources including the Bible and Shakespeare's Macbeth, as well as modern theories and texts. Using insights from philosophy, anthropology, psychology, religion, literature and theater, we will consider manifestations of “evil” in violence, suffering, scapegoating and apathy; in characters such as Satan and witches; and in historical circumstances such as Nazi Germany.

Durham   Liberal Arts > Humanities

HUMA 401 (02) - Introduction to the Humanities

Introduction to Humanities

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Full Term (01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020)
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 56384
Introduction to the interdisciplinary study of the humanities. Taking as its entry point a significant work, the course is organized by topics related to that work, selected and arranged to invoke lively intellectual debate among faculty and students alike. Group lectures by the four core humanities faculty members. The instructors teaching the course will provide material for smaller weekly discussion sections led by each of those faculty members. Requirements include lively discussions, papers, and examinations. Not repeatable.
Equivalent(s): HUMA 401W
Attributes: Humanities(Disc)
Instructors: David Richman
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/21/2020 5/4/2020 MWF 11:10am - 12:00pm PCAC M118

HUMA 411 (M1) - Humanities I

Humanities I

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2020 - UNHM Credit (15 weeks) (01/21/2020 - 05/11/2020)
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 53148
Introduction to the humanities and Western culture through literature, history, philosophy, music, art, and architecture. Examination of selected historical periods from classical Greece through the Renaissance through readings, films, slides, and field trips. Special fee. Writing intensive.
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Inquiry (Discovery), Humanities(Disc)
Instructors: Jeffrey Haight, Peter Conklin
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/22/2020 5/6/2020 W 6:01pm - 9:00pm PANDRA P301

HUMA 413 (M1) - Dramatic Art and Social Reality: The Many Meanings of Performance

Dramatic Art & Social Reality

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2020 - UNHM Credit (15 weeks) (01/21/2020 - 05/11/2020)
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 54604
This course illuminates connections between the performed stories of drama and real aspects of our lives. It considers performances on stages, screen, and in everyday life?like social rituals, ?scripted? because performers are expected to follow certain social roles. It examines those rituals, investigating how they were authored and whether participants have been appropriately cast. No credit if student has taken HUMA 412: Humanities II: Dramatic Art & Social Reality: The Many Meanings of Performance. Writing intensive.
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Inquiry (Discovery), Fine&PerformingArts(Discovery)
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/21/2020 5/5/2020 T 9:01am - 11:50am PANDRA P365
Durham   Liberal Arts > Humanities

HUMA 444E (H01) - What is a Criminal?

Honors/What is a Criminal?

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Full Term (01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020)
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 54120
Criminals are people who break the law -- In theory. How do people become criminals (with regard to biological, cultural, and economic influences)? What happens to them in the criminal justice system, and how does the system shape the definition of "criminal"? We will also discuss "criminals of conscience" from Thoreau and Gandhi to Edward Snowden. The course will emphasize reading but will also engage with other media, including films, podcasts, and visual art.
Only the following students: Honors Program
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Inquiry (Discovery), Humanities(Disc), Honors course
Instructors: Katherine Gaudet
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/21/2020 5/4/2020 MWF 11:10am - 12:00pm HS G34
Durham   Liberal Arts > Humanities

HUMA 513A (01) - Modern World: An Interdisciplinary Introduction

Modern World

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Full Term (01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020)
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 56380
Explores the central paradoxes of our culture in the modern age. Is there such a thing as "progress" and if so what is its nature? What is the relation of conscious and unconscious? Is the contemporary world devoid of meaning? Questions such as these are examined in relation to works since the 18th century in the fields of literature, history of science, philosophy, and art. Writing intensive.
Equivalent(s): HUMA 513B, HUMA 513C, HUMA 513D
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Fine&PerformingArts(Discovery)
Instructors: Hyewon Yoon
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/21/2020 5/4/2020 MWF 11:10am - 12:00pm PCAC A218
Durham   Liberal Arts > Humanities

HUMA 513B (01) - Modern World: An Interdisciplinary Introduction

Modern World

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Full Term (01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020)
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 56381
Explores the central paradoxes of our culture in the modern age. Is there such a thing as "progress" and if so what is its nature? What is the relation of conscious and unconscious? Is the contemporary world devoid of meaning? Questions such as these are examined in relation to works since the 18th century in the fields of literature, history of science, philosophy, and art. Writing intensive.
Equivalent(s): HUMA 513A, HUMA 513C, HUMA 513D
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, World Cultures(Discovery)
Instructors: Georgeann Murphy
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/21/2020 5/4/2020 MWF 11:10am - 12:00pm PCAC A218
Durham   Liberal Arts > Humanities

HUMA 513C (01) - Modern World: An Interdisciplinary Introduction

Modern World

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Full Term (01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020)
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 56382
Explores the central paradoxes of our culture in the modern age. Is there such a thing as "progress" and if so what is its nature? What is the relation of conscious and unconscious? Is the contemporary world devoid of meaning? Questions such as these are examined in relation to works since the 18th century in the fields of literature, history of science, philosophy, and art. Writing intensive.
Equivalent(s): HUMA 513A, HUMA 513B, HUMA 513D
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Historical Perspectives(Disc)
Instructors: Will Smiley
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/21/2020 5/4/2020 MWF 11:10am - 12:00pm PCAC A218
Additional Course Details: 

What does it mean to be ”modern”? Why do we think about the world, humanity, and life the way we do? This course is an interdisciplinary introduction to the literature, history, art, and culture of the modern world (roughly 1650-1900). 

There are four sections, each for a different Discovery credit. This is Section C, which is a Historical Perspectives class. It is also Writing Intensive.

 

Durham   Liberal Arts > Humanities

HUMA 513D (01) - Modern World: An Interdisciplinary Introduction

Modern World

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Full Term (01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020)
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 56383
Explores the central paradoxes of our culture in the modern age. Is there such a thing as "progress" and if so what is its nature? What is the relation of conscious and unconscious? Is the contemporary world devoid of meaning? Questions such as these are examined in relation to works since the 18th century in the fields of literature, history of science, philosophy, and art. Writing intensive.
Equivalent(s): HUMA 513A, HUMA 513B, HUMA 513C
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Humanities(Disc)
Instructors: Matthew Dowd
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/21/2020 5/4/2020 MWF 11:10am - 12:00pm PCAC A218
Durham   Liberal Arts > Humanities

HUMA 525 (01) - Humanities and the Law

Humanities & Law

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Full Term (01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020)
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 55182
This multidisciplinary course examines the nature of justice, legal systems and law in various historical contexts, including how these have been conceived, how they originated and the role of the professional judiciary, as well as the relationship between law and ethics. Consideration of how legal ideas have changed over time and built upon each other. May be repeated once if specific topic is different.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Historical Perspectives(Disc)
Instructors: Will Smiley
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/21/2020 5/4/2020 MW 2:10pm - 3:30pm MURK 201
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Humanities and the Law: Law and War

Description: This course focuses on the relationship between law and war. Can law regulate war? Should it? And why? – to reduce suffering? Achieve justice? Improve efficiency? To justify violence? Where do such ideas come from, and how have they changed over time? Should we call this “law”? When does it and doesn’t it apply? For centuries, people in a variety of places have wrestled with these questions—not only through legal treatises, but through literature, art, and philosophy as well, and in the practice of war and diplomacy. This course uses such works to explore the complex relationship between law and war. While our perspective is historical—emphasizing changing ideas and practices in Christian and Muslim societies since the Middle Ages—we will also consider philosophical and artistic perspectives. These questions are more relevant than ever today, as the US war on terrorism approaches its twentieth birthday and conflicts continue in Ukraine and Syria.  

The course is structured around seven units. Each unit, while building on those that came before, will examine a different ethical or practical question in the relationship between law and war, by emphasizing a particular historical period or moment. Each unit will combine a study of primary sources, fiction, film, and modern scholarly writing. The units will focus on medieval Christianity and Muslim ideas; new concepts in Early Modern Europe; humanitarianism in modern Europe; Imperialism and colonialism; World War Two; the postwar world; and terrorism and counter-terrorism in the present day.

Grading is based on 2 papers, 2 tests, and class participation.

Writing Intensive; Historical Perspectives Discovery.