Humanities

NOTE: See the beginning of Section F for abbreviations, course numbers and coding.

Arts program description.

HUM1021Effective Writing I3 ch (3C) [W]

Examines various aspects of effective writing in English including vocabulary, sentence structure, organization of material, and essays of a descriptive, comparative, expository, critical and argumentative nature. Includes numerous written exercises. NOTE: Students may not receive credit for both HUM 1021 and HUM 2121. 

HUM1401Introduction to Music3 ch [W]

An introduction to the development of music from the origins of musical performance and compositions to the relationships of music with present computer technology, and to the appreciation of music.

HUM1905Introduction to Art(3ch) (3C/S)

An introduction to visual art based on thematic, historical or regional approaches. NOTE: Students who have taken HUM 1903 or HUM 1904 will not be given credit for this course.

HUM2003Theory and Practice of Technical and Professional Communication I (O)3 ch (3C)

A broad-based introduction to theories of workplace communication. Introduces the practice of workplace and other professional communication including technical writing, editing, proof-reading, document design, on-line publishing.

Prerequisite: HUM 1021.

HUM2021Effective Writing II (A)3 ch (3C) [W]

This course develops academic skills in writing and research, and focuses on how critical analysis is used across the disciplines. Students will be introduced to methods of appraising and critiquing academic materials, developing skills in supporting a scholarly argument, and understanding ethical issues in research and writing.

Prerequisite: HUM 1021. NOTE: Students may not receive credit for both HUM 2021 and HUM 3121. 

HUM2501Music in the Romantic Era3 ch

A survey of musical development in nineteenth century Europe focusing on the major composers of the era such as Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms, Tchaikovsky and Wagner. 

Prerequisite: None.

HUM3003Theory and Practice of Technical and Professional Communication II (O)3 ch (3C)

Develops students’ understanding of current theory and research in workplace communication, and gives them the opportunity to pursue workplace and other professional communication (including technical writing, editing, proof-reading, document design, on-line publishing) in more depth.

Prerequisite: HUM 2003.

HUM3205Baroque and Rococo Art3 ch [W]

A study of the history of Art and Architecture in Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries. 

Prerequisites: HUM 1903, HUM 1904.

HUM3208Renaissance Art3 ch [W]

Examines developments in painting, sculpture and architecture during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries in Italy and in the rest of Europe.

Prerequisites: HUM 1903, HUM 1904.

HUM3924History of Modern Art3 ch (3C) [W]

A study of major movements in the art of the 19th and early 20th centuries from Neo-classicism to Surrealism.

HUM3953American Painting3 ch (3C) [W]

A history of painting in the United States from the time of the Revolution to the 1960’s, including Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art.

HUM3964Canadian Painting3 ch (3C) [W]

A history of Canadian Painting, emphasizing developments in the twentieth century.

HUM3966Art of Photography (O)3 ch (3C)

The course explores how photography developed in various historical, economic, political, and cultural settings worldwide and discusses the many uses to which photography has been put from art to vernacular, documentary to photojournalism, and science to advertising. It examines today’s use of digital photography and how digital process and its capacity for manipulation has changed current notions of what photography is as well as what photography represents.