2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jun 18, 2024  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Courses


Undergraduate Prerequisites Course Numbering
A “C-” or higher is required in all prerequisite courses 100-299 - Lower division undergraduate
  300-499 - Upper division undergraduate
  500-699 - Graduate
Search Tip 700-799 - Doctoral
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  • HIST 202 - Readings in History


    Credits: One (1) to Four (4)
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
    A tutorial reading course in significant historical works, this course is by arrangement with instructor.
    Cross-listed: HIST-402
  
  • HIST 203H - Civil War Era


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors program
    The seminar will explore the causes of the Civil War, the impact of the war and emancipation, and the long term outcomes of the Civil War and Reconstruction. In addition, we will try to understand the significance of the Civil War in American memory.
  
  • HIST 204H - Age of Empire and Total War


    Credits: Four
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
    This Bascom Honors program seminar explores European politics, society, and culture during a period dominated by two world wars. Topics include imperialism and great power competition, the Great War, social reform and class conflict, the Russian Revolution, Nazism and Fascism, World War II and the Holocaust. We will pay significant attention to the ways in which religion, ideology, and nationalism appreciably shaped the lives of people living in an era of total war. Honors components and features of the course include its interdisciplinary nature as well as the high level of student-student and student-faculty interaction.
  
  • HIST 205H - 20th Century Film


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
    In recent decades historians have added to their inventory of sources, especially in the study of popular culture. Historians now use film and television as a means to understand and interpret the past. This course proposes to explore films for their ability to recreate, reflect or reveal, measure change, and make or influence U.S. and world history. The course will survey the history of film in the United States and the world, looking both at history through the lens of film and at film through the lens of history. Students will work closely with film sources from a variety of perspectives; through classroom viewing and discussion, special projects outside of class, readings, historical research, and writing assignments.
  
  • HIST 206H - The 1950’s and 60’s: Honors Seminar


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
    This seminar will integrate social, economic, political, and cultural history to explore the dramatic changes that occurred in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s. We will study a variety of events and people, but we will focus particular attention on two major themes of the period: the Cold War (both foreign and domestic) and the activities of various social movements (Civil Rights, Peace/Anti-war, Women). We will attempt to understand how Americans viewed their times by examining a variety of primary and secondary sources and popular culture examples such as magazines, movies, television, and music.
  
  • HIST 207H - History of Our Time: 1970-Present


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
    This honors seminar will look at the recent past, the time period in which people are most interested but often know the least. The course will explore the history and culture of the United States from 1970 to the present. Topics include changing sex roles and values, race relationss, popular culture, the welfare state, the roles of liberalism and conservatism, the growth of the “imperial presidency,” the relationships between foreign and domestic policy, and America’s position in the modern world. We will analyze the post-Civil Rights era, the end of the Vietnam War, what films and music can tell us about recent American history, the Nixon presidency and Watergate, the “Me Decade,” the Ford-Carter presidencies, the Reagan era, the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Empire, the first Persian Gulf War, the Bush administration’s foreign and domestic policies, the Clinton presidency, the “Republican Revolution” of 1995-96, the 1996 presidential campaign, the Clinton impeachment, the disputed election of 2000, the presidency of a second Bush, the effects of September 11, 2001, the Iraq War, the 2004 election, and challenges for the future.
  
  • HIST 208H - Witches and Vampires Western Hist/Culture


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
    This course will study the meaning of witches and magic in European and American history from the Middle Ages to the present. Topics include witch hunts in Early Modern Europe, the decline of magic during the Enlightenment, the Salem witchcraft trials in early America, the rise of the Dracula legend, and the significance of these topics in popular culture from the “Crucible” to “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”
  
  • HIST 210H - Sex and Sexual American History


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
    Many aspects of sexuality have long been considered problematic in our society. What are the proper sexual roles for men and women and how have they changed over time? What does it mean to be homosexual and how should our society treat people who are labeled as such? What does abortion mean and when is it permissible? What has consensual sex looked like in different time periods and who is qualified to give consent? In this course we will examine how views of sex and sexuality have changed over time from the strict social control measures the Puritans had in place in colonial Massachusetts to the apparent freedoms of today, paying particular attention to the influence of gender, race, religion, medicine, and politics as well as orientation on American ideas of sex and sexuality. We will also consider the ways in which our society has dealt with the problems of sexuality through formal means such as legislation, governmental programs and oversight, medical definition and treatment, and less formal means such as familial and community supervision and social pressure.
  
  • HIST 212H - Family in Western History


    Credits: Four
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
    Throughout the history of Europe and the United States, the issue of family has been both a private and a public issue.  Churches and governments have long considered themselves to have a stake in the reproductive, marriage, and house holding choices of its citizens.  In fact, many politicians and lawmakers continue to reference traditional family values as reasons for continuing present policy decisions about marriage and family today.  But what is the traditional family?  Does one even exist? Topics we will explore will include marriage and divorce, marital and extramarital sexuality, pregnancy and parenthood, childhood, extended family such as grandparents, pets, and servants, as well as the family home. We will also explore various laws, traditions, and beliefs involved with these same topics, taking note of how religion, race, class, sexual orientation, and gender differences interact with the ideas and policies concerning families.
  
  • HIST 215H - History of American Indians


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
    This class will introduce honors students to the history of American Indians in the United States. The course will look at the history of Indian-white relations from 1600 to the present, with special attention to the twentieth century. The course will stress what native groups did to maintain their unique identities, despite the fact that their way of life changed after the coming of the European-Americans. The course will emphasize the “Indian voice” since tribal people have played a large part in the making of their own history. Honors students will read novels and histories, see films, and do research about American Indians.
  
  • HIST 216H - St. Louis History


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
    This course will examine the major political events and social conditions influencing the lives of the people of St. Louis from its ear-liest inhabitants to the present, but with a focus on the 19th and 20th centuries.Honors seminar will consist of a mixture of discussion and lecture, with students invited to participate fully with questions, comments and ideas.
  
  • HIST 217H - The American Century


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
    In 1941, publisher Henry Luce proclaimed “the American century” and declared that the United States should “exert upon the world the full impact of our influence, for such purposes as we see fit and by such means as we see fit.”  In addition to surveying major events that shaped domestic society and eventually made the United States into a global superpower, a central goal of this course will be to come to terms with the meanings of modern America. What makes modern America modern? In answering this question, we will pay particular attention to a wide range of issues: immigration, work, reform movements, war, peace, consumption and poverty, politics, mass culture, economic crisis and abundance, education, health, and family. During the past century, how and why have race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and other dimensions of public and private identity changed Americans’ ideas about equality and freedom so profoundly?  Another goal of the course is to introduce students to history as a way of thinking about the world and to help them develop their own historical questions and answers.  
  
  • HIST 218H - Golden Age Greece and Rome


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
    I would rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent than in the extent of my powers and dominion. -Alexander the Great  Alexander III of Macedon: king, general, philosopher, or tyrant? The purpose of this honors seminar is to delve into the man known to us today as Alexander the Great and to examine his times, his personality, and his accomplishments. Through extensive reading and critical writing assignments, we will consider not only the immediate effect of Alexander’s exploits but the more enduring cultural impact of the resulting Hellenistic civilization. Even today, we live in the shadow of Alexander-a fact that we will explore by considering the portrayal of Alexander in modern-day books and movies, as well as the re-invention of Alexander to serve the agendas of nationalistic politics.
  
  • HIST 219H - Genocide in Modern World


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
    “Never again,” many people said about genocide after being exposed to the horrors of the Holocaust and concentration camps of World War Two.  However, in many ways the Holocaust was just a part of a number of modern genocides that preceded and would follow it.  In this class, we will look at a number of different genocidal campaigns across the globe in the late 19th and 20th centuries, as well as the international reactions to them, including (but not limited to) the Holocaust, the programs concerning the Aboriginal population in Australia, the eugenics movement in the United States, the genocide at Darfur, and Pol Pot’s regime in Cambodia.  We will try to place these events in their local, political, international, and historical consequences and formulate reasons why the twentieth century has sometimes been labeled the “century of genocide.”
  
  • HIST 221H - Gender and Pop Culture America


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
    In this course we will examine the role pop culture plays in forming our ideas about gender.  What is a hero/heroine?  What do we value in masculinity and in femininity?  What double standards exist and how are they harmful to both men and women?  What impact do these messages have on society?  Should we do something to change the messages in popular culture?  We will address these questions and others as we examine such pivotal figures in pop culture as superheroes, sex symbols, action heroes, nerds, and romantic leads.  We will use film, music, television, comics, and other media from the 1930s to the present throughout the course to examine, from Superman and Scarlet O’Hara to Buffy Summers and Dean Winchester, what it means to be masculine or feminine in American popular culture.
  
  • HIST 222H - Nazi Germany and Holocaust


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
    This seminar provides an introduction to Nazi Germany. We will discuss and analyze the Weimar Republic (1919-1933), the rise of Nazism, the Republic’s collapse and the Nazi “seizure of power”, the importance of Hitler and the “Fhrer principle”, German society under the Nazi regime, popular support and political dissent, Jewish life under the Nazis, the creation and maintenance of a “racial state”, National Socialist ideology, anti-Judaism and antisemitism in Weimar Germany and the Third Reich, the role of religion and the churches, Germany’s role in the Second World War, the Holocaust, and the interconnectedness between war and genocide. We will pay significant attention to the ways in which ideology and religion appreciably shaped the lives of people living in Germany during the Third Reich.
  
  • HIST 223H - In the Shadow of Titans


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
    This course is an honors seminar in which we will examine the rise and decline of Greece during its Golden Age. To provide context, the course will survey Greek history from Pre-History through to the Peloponnesian War(s). In addition to considering Greece itself, we shall consider the subject in the context of the larger dynamics of History, examining Greek culture and history in the larger context of the rise and fall of civilizations in the Eastern Mediterranean region.
  
  • HIST 224H - From The Black Death to Napoleon: Europe, 1300 to 1815


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
    This Bascom Honors program seminar surveys the early modern period from the Renaissance through the Age of Discovery and the Reformation to the Enlightenment and the era of the French Revolution. We will pay significant attention to the ways in which war, revolution, and religion appreciably shaped the lives of people living in Europe from the era of the Black Death to the rise of Napoleon. Honors components and features of the course include its interdisciplinary nature as well as the high level of student-student and student-faculty interaction.
  
  • HIST 262 - Europe in Middle Ages


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course surveys the momentous cultural and historical developments in Europe during the 1,000-year period from the collapse of the Roman Empire to the Renaissance.
    Cross-listed: HIST-362
  
  • HIST 263 - Europe:Renaissance-Enlightenment


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course surveys the early modern period from the Renaissance through the Age of Discovery and the Reformation to the Enlightenment and the era of the French Revolution.
    Cross-listed: HIST-363
  
  • HIST 266 - 20th Century Europe


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course covers the two world wars; fascism, nazism and communism; postwar recovery and the Cold War, and the loss of empire.
    Cross-listed: HIST-366
  
  • HIST 271 - History and Governments of Mideast


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course examines the rise of Islamic civilization and the development of Middle Eastern affairs to the present.
    Cross-listed: HIST-371, PSCI-371, PSCI-371
  
  • HIST 272 - History Governments East Asia


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course is a historical study of Japan, Korea, Thailand and the countries of East Asia excluding China. For China,
    Cross-listed: HIST/PSCI 172/372
  
  • HIST 273 - History and Governments of Africa


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course is a comparative study of the political systems of various African countries and their historic, ethnic, cultural, ideological, social and economic settings.
    Cross-listed: HIST-373, PSCI-373, PSCI-373
  
  • HIST 275 - History and Governments of China


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course is a historical study ofChina with emphasis on developments in the last two centuries.
    Cross-listed: HIST-275, HIST-375, PSCI-375, PSCI-375
  
  • HIST 284 - World War II


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course will cover the military aspects of the
    Second World War, and its political, social and
    cultural aspects as well, as these affected the
    major participants. The war’s origins and
    consequences will also be considered.
  
  • HIST 285 - History of England


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course surveys English history from Stonehenge to the present with emphasis on constitutional and social development.
    Cross-listed: HIST-385
  
  • HIST 287 - History and Governments of Germany


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course surveys the political history of the German-speaking people, who have played an integral part in the development of Europe and Western culture. It includes the Holy Roman Empire, the Reformation, Congress system, the unification of modern Germany, the Nazi Era, and post-war divided and reunited Germany.
    Cross-listed: HIST-387, PSCI-387, PSCI-387
  
  • HIST 288 - History and Governments of Russia


    Credits: Three (3)
    The course surveys the political history of Russia and its relationship with the rest of the world. Among other things, the course covers the Kievan system, the rise of Moscow, the czarist Empire, the Soviet Union, and post-Soviet Russia.


    Cross-listed: HIST-388, PSCI-388, PSCI-388

  
  • HIST 296 - Independent Study


    Credits: One (1) to Four (4)
  
  • HIST 297 - Special Studies


    Credits: One (1) to Four (4)
    These courses are offered periodically based on the interests of our students and faculty.For more information and a listing of current offerings, please see additional descriptions at www.maryville.edu/specialstudies.
  
  • HIST 297H - Honors Topics in History


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
  
  • HIST 298 - Seminar in American History


    Credits: One (1) to Four (4)
  
  • HIST 299 - Internship


    Credits: One (1) to Four (4)
  
  • HIST 303 - America and The Contemp World


    Credits: Three (3)
    History of American foreign relations since World War II. (Advanced level)
    Cross-listed: HIST-103, PSCI-103, PSCI-303
  
  • HIST 305 - Topics: American Cultural History


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course surveys major events, and ideas and issues in American cultural history.
    Cross-listed: HIST-105, HUM-105, HUM-305
  
  • HIST 310 - Women in American History


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course explores the impact of historical events on the lives of American women and, in turn, the many roles women played in shaping American history. Topics include native American womens lives; gender and family life under slavery; the impact of industrialization on women of different classes; the ideology of separate spheres; womens political activities including the anti-slavery movement, the suffrage movement, the 19th Amendment, and the resurgence of feminism in the 1960s; and transformations in the lives of modern women including work, politics, sexuality, consumption patterns, and leisure activities.
    Cross-listed: HIST-110, WS-110, WS-310
  
  • HIST 315 - History of American Indians


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course explores topics in Indian history including the social and natural environment of North America on the eve of European invasion; dynamics of early Indian-European encounters; causes of population decline among Native Americans; transformations of Native American social and family life; accommodations, adaptation and olitical change. The course includes a strong focus no the challenges faced by Native Americans in the 20th Century.
    Cross-listed: HIST-115
  
  • HIST 316 - St Louis History


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course will examine the major political events and social conditions influencing the lives of the people of St. Louis from its earliest inhabitants to the present, but with a focus on the 19th and 20th centuries.
    Note: Classes will consist of a mixture of discussion and lecture, with students invited to participate fully with questions, comments and ideas.
    Cross-listed: HIST-116
  
  • HIST 319 - Film and American History


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course explores films for their ability to recreate, reveal, change, or influence U.S. history. Students will view many films in and out of class and learn to analyze them as historical documents. The main focus of how historians explore, analyze, and make meaning from this area of historical evidence: films. 
    Cross-listed: HIST-119
  
  • HIST 321 - U.S. History to 1877


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course covers the discovery and colonization of North America, the American Revolution, the Constitution, Federalists and Republicans, Jacksonian Democracy, Sectionalism and Civil War, and Southern Reconstruction.
    Cross-listed: HIST-121
  
  • HIST 322 - U.S. History since 1877


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course studies 19th Century industrialization, the labor movement, imperialism, the Progressive Era, World War I, the Great Depression and the New Deal, World War II, and the Cold War.
    Cross-listed: HIST-122
  
  • HIST 325 - Topics Environmental History


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course studies human environmental interactions over time, focusing especially on the impact of agriculture, industry, and urbanization on both the natural world and the humanized landscape.  A fundamental premise of environmental history is that nature is an active participant in human affairs, not just a passive stage for human activity. 
    Cross-listed: HIST-125
  
  • HIST 326 - Historical Geography of North America


    Credits: Three (3)
    A survey of the geological, ecological, cultural and economic development of the various regions of the North American continent.
    Cross-listed: SCI-326
  
  • HIST 328 - The American West


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course explores the history of the trans- Mississippi West of the United States, including Native American history and cultures, European and Anglo-American frontiers, the expansion of the United States in the 19th century, and the interaction of Native Americans, European-Americans, Asian Americans and Hispanic Americans.
    Cross-listed: HIST-128
  
  • HIST 331 - World History I: To 1500


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course explores significant people, movements, events, and ideas in the major civilizations of the world to about 1500.
    Cross-listed: HIST-131
  
  • HIST 332 - World History II: 1500-Present


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course explores significant people, movements, events and ideas in the major civilizations of the world from 1500 to the present.
    Cross-listed: HIST-132
  
  • HIST 361 - Early Man and Ancient Civilizations


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course is a study of prehistory and the origins of agriculture, the Neolithic cultures, early civilizations of the Middle East, the Greek world, the rise and fall of Rome, and early Christianity.
  
  • HIST 362 - Europe in Middle Ages


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course surveys the momentous cultural and historical developments in Europe during the 1,000-year period from the collapse of the Roman Empire to the Renaissance.
    Cross-listed: HIST-262
  
  • HIST 363 - Europe:Renaissance-Enlightenment


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course surveys the early modern period from the Renaissance through the Age of Discovery and the Reformation to the Enlightenment and the era of the French Revolution.
    Cross-listed: HIST-263
  
  • HIST 366 - 20th Century Europe


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course covers the two world wars; fascism, Nazism and communism; postwar recovery and the Cold War, and the loss of empire.
    Cross-listed: HIST-266
  
  • HIST 371 - History and Governments of Mideast


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course examines the rise of Islamic civilization and the development of Middle Eastern affairs to the present.
    Cross-listed: HIST-271, PSCI-371, PSCI-371
  
  • HIST 372 - History Governments East Asia


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course is a historical study of Japan, Korea, Thailand and the countries of East Asia excluding China. For China,

     
    Cross-listed: HIST/PSCI 172

  
  • HIST 373 - History and Governments of Africa


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course is a comparative study of the political systems of various African countries and their historic, ethnic, cultural, ideological, social and economic settings.
    Cross-listed: HIST-273, PSCI-373, PSCI-373
  
  • HIST 375 - History and Governments of China


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course is a historical study ofChina with emphasis on developments in the last two centuries.
    Cross-listed: HIST-275, PSCI-375, PSCI-375
  
  • HIST 384 - World War II


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course will cover the military aspects of the
    Second World War, and its political, social and
    cultural aspects as well, as these affected the
    major participants. The war’s origins and
    consequences will also be considered.
  
  • HIST 385 - History of England


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course surveys English history from Stonehenge to the present with emphasis on constitutional and social development.
    Cross-listed: HIST-285
  
  • HIST 387 - History and Governments of Germany


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course surveys the political history of the German-speaking people, who have played an integral part in the development of Europe and Western culture. It includes the Holy Roman Empire, the Reformation, Congress system, the unification of modern Germany, the Nazi Era, and post-war divided and reunited Germany.
    Cross-listed: HIST-287, PSCI-387, PSCI-387
  
  • HIST 388 - History and Governments of Russia


    Credits: Three (3)
    The course surveys the political history of Russia and its relationship with the rest of the world. Among other things, the course covers the Kievan system, the rise of Moscow, the czarist Empire, the Soviet Union, and post-Soviet Russia.
    Cross-listed: HIST-288, PSCI-388, PSCI-388
  
  • HIST 397 - Special Studies


    Credits: Three (3)
  
  • HIST 400 - History Profession


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: Senior status
    This course examines the contemporary practice of professional history through an analysis of historiography, ethics and current debates. Students will gain an understanding of the current methodologies and historiographical debates in the historical profession and will analyze the major points of change in historical interpretations.
    Note: The course is required for undergraduate history majors. It is recommended that this course be taken in the senior year.
  
  • HIST 402 - Readings in History


    Credits: One (1) to Four (4)
    A tutorial reading course in significant historical works, this course is by arrangement with instructor.
    Cross-listed: HIST-202
  
  • HIST 496 - Independent Study


    Credits: One (1) to Four (4)
  
  • HIST 497 - Special Studies


    Credits: Three (3)
    These courses are offered periodically based on the interests of our students and faculty.For more information and a listing of current offerings, please see additional descriptions at www.maryville.edu/specialstudies.
    Cross-listed: HIST-197, HIST-297, HIST-397
  
  • HIST 498 - Seminar


    Credits: Four (4)
  
  • HIST 499 - Internship


    Credits: One (1) to Four (4)
  
  • HONR 260H - Honors Colloquium I


    Credits: One Half (0.5)
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
    This fall course for Bascom Honors students, which meets monthly, provides opportunity for stimulating discussion of timely topics exploring a designated semester theme. Faculty from the different schools at Maryville are invited to facilitate the sessions.
  
  • HONR 261H - Honors Colloquium


    Credits: One Half (0.5)
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
    Honors Colloquium students attend events and performances chosen from an approved list and respond in writing.
  
  • HUM 101 - Humanities: Western Culture


    Credits: Three (3)
    An interdisciplinary approach to great ideas of Western civilization, the course will proceed chronologically, beginning with the ancient Greeks.
    Cross-listed: HUM-301
  
  • HUM 105 - Topics: American Cultural History


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course surveys major events, ideas and issues in American cultural history.
    Cross-listed: HIST-105, HIST-305, HUM-305
  
  • HUM 108 - Minority Voices in American Literature


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ENGL-101, ENGL-104, or ENGL-204H; Minimum grade C-
    Students develop an appreciation of the literary contributions of minority Americans, primarily of Chinese, African, Puerto Rican, Japanese, Mexican, and Native American heritage.
    Cross-listed: ENGL-108, ENGL-308
  
  • HUM 118 - Literary Forms: Fable to Film


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ENGL-101
    The course explains the art of storytelling through an analysis of narrative techniques in fiction, drama and film.
    Cross-listed: ENGL-118, ENGL-318, HUM-318
  
  • HUM 125 - Masterpieces of 20th Century Cinema


    Credits: Three (3)
    Just about everyone loves movies. But why? Which
    ones? What do we mean by a good or bad movie, let
    alone a masterpiece? What can we look for in
    evaluating a movie? How can discussion of movies
    help us to think critically and analytically,
    appreciate a significant art form, apply useful
    terminology, and understanda–orTHE–major
    medium of the 20th century? And lastly, are movies still relevant in the 21st century?
    Cross-listed: HUM-125, HUM-325
  
  • HUM 126 - German Churches of Missouri


    Credits: Three (3)
    The course consists of a five-day saturation in
    the social and ecclesial history of the Germans
    who immigrated into Missouri during the 1840s and
    50s. The first two days are 3/4 lecture with a
    short afternoon trip to visit local churches.
    The next three days are all-day field trips to
    churches and museums in the German counties of
    Missouri
    Cross-listed: HUM-126, HUM-326
  
  • HUM 190 - American Literature I


    Credits: Three (3)
    In this course students learn strategies of literary analysis, focusing on significant texts in American literature written before 1800. Students write at least two literary analyses, including one persuasive essay, and complete other projects and creative writing assignments.
    Note: Offered through the Advanced College Credit Program only.
  
  • HUM 191 - American Literature II


    Credits: Three (3)
    In this course students learn strategies of literary analysis, focusing on significant texts in American literature written after 1800. Students write several literary analyses as well as completing other projects and creative writing assignments. The final assignment is a research paper which includes the following: an author biography, a discussion of the text’s historical significance, and a literary analysis that includes the student’s own critique as well as at least two other critiques.
    Note: Offered through the Advanced College Credit Program only.
  
  • HUM 201H - Great Ideas


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: ENGL-101 and Membership in Bascom Honors Program
    This course addresses a variety of themes, giving students an overview of the intellectual history of the western world. In this course students have explored themes such as The Hero in Literature and Film and Greek Tragedy and Myth.
  
  • HUM 204 - Intercultural Studies


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course introduces the student to selected Asian, African, and Middle Eastern cultures in order to increase global awareness and understanding and to enhance cross-cultural tolerance and communication.
  
  • HUM 206H - Cultural Studies of Rock’N’Roll


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
    This course will explore rock andamp; roll’s origins, contexts, images, lyrics, and the music itself. Students will consider how the music creates meaning and what the relationship of rock andamp; roll is to American culture and history.
    Cross-listed: FPAR-206H
  
  • HUM 208H - A BEAUTIFUL MIND


    Credits: Four
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
    In this course we will explore various forms of spiritual practice-prayer, meditation, and aesthetic experiences of beauty and creativity (music, literature, visual arts) and their connection with concerns of social justice. By practicing mindfulness and attention of ourselves, each other, our writing and reading, and the world we live in as well as nurturing the qualities of listening, observation, and empathy, we will become more aware of the interconnectedness of our spiritual, aesthetic, and social lives. The course will include readings from writers such as Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Simone Weil, Elaine Scarry, Daniel Berrigan, and Thich Nhat Hanh.
  
  • HUM 211 - Nature and Humanity


    Credits: Three
    This course explores philosophical, literary, religious, and political conceptualizations of the relationship between the human and the non-human world. It includes topics such as animal rights, deep ecology, the notion of wilderness, environmental justice, and environmental stewardship. The class also studies the history and goals of the global environmental movement. Furthermore, it introduces students to the traditions of American nature writing.
  
  • HUM 212H - Monsters in Film and Literature


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
    This course will look at influential modern works such as Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, recent revisionism by writers such as Anne Rice and Octavia Butler, and a few of the many monster movies. Students will consider the language, structure, origins, contexts, and implications of the stories.
    Cross-listed: ENGL-212H
  
  • HUM 213H - War and Peace in Literature and Film


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
    Cross-listed: ENGL-213H
  
  • HUM 214H - Conspiracy in Literature/Film


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
    This class will closely examine recent (1968-present) American novels and films in order to understand the conventions and contemporary appeal of the conspiracy narrative. The class will take an interdisciplinary approach: novels may include Thomas Pynchon’s Crying of Lot 49, Ishmael Reed’s Mumbo Jumbo, Margaret Atwood’s Bodily Harm, Don DeLillo’s Libra, Chang- Rae Lee’s Native Speaker, and Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club. In addition, films may include The Parallax View, The Manchurian Candidate, The Matrix, The Truman Show, and The Stepford Wives.
    Cross-listed: ENGL-214H
  
  • HUM 215H - Tolkien: Medieval and Modern


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
    In this course students will explore Tolkien as a medievalist and a modern writer. They will study and discuss The Lord of the Rings, Silmarillion, Adventures of Tom Bombadil, Leaf by Niggle, and On Fairy Stories, as well as the medieval texts Beowulf, the Elder Edda, and the Saga of the Volsungs.
    Note: See ENGL 215H
  
  • HUM 216H - HISTORY OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM


    Credits: Four
  
  • HUM 222H - The Mystery of Language


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
    We speak and write every day, and yet language remains one of the greatest mysteries of our existence. Is it language that distinguishes humans from animals? Is it possible to trace the origins of human language? What is the relationship between speech and silence? Between language and experience? Between words and images? Between original and translation? What are the limits of language? Can we even define what language is? This interdisciplinary course will explore the mythological, philosophical, theological, linguistic, and literary dimensions of these and similar questions. Our readings will span 2500 years of reflections on language, from the Bible and Plato to contemporary inquiries. Along the way, we will encounter philosophers such as Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, and Heidegger, poets such as T.S. Eliot and Emily Dickinson, medieval mystics and modern linguists, and many other writers wrestling with the enigma of language.
  
  • HUM 254 - Maryville Talks Movies


    Credits: Three (3)
    A community based learning experience which will bring together students,the Maryville community, and the St. Louis community to talk about significant films with important themes and ideas relevant to culture,history, art, ethics, literature, and ideas.
  
  • HUM 265 - Comparative Religion and Culture


    Credits: Three (3)
    The course introduces the basic beliefs and
    practices of the major religious cultures of the
    world. By comparing these beliefs with their own,
    students better understand their own beliefs and
    practices and become aware of how people of other
    cultures think and act religiously. Students
    develop a tolerance and an appreciation for other
    cultures and a basis for fuller international
    awareness and understanding. See HUM/REL 465
    Cross-listed: HUM-265, HUM-465, REL-265, REL-465
  
  • HUM 297 - Special Studies


    Credits: One (1) to Four (4)
    These courses are offered periodically based on the interests of our students and faculty.For more information and a listing of current offerings, please see additional descriptions at www.maryville.edu/specialstudies.
  
  • HUM 301 - Cultures and Values


    Credits: Three (3)
    An interdisciplinary approach to great ideas of Western civilization, the course will proceed chronologically, beginning with the ancient Greeks.
    Cross-listed: HUM-101
  
  • HUM 305 - Topics: American Cultural History


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course surveys major events, and ideas and issues in American cultural history.
    Cross-listed: HIST-105, HIST-305, HUM-105
  
  • HUM 308 - Minority Voices in American Literature


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ENGL-101, Minimum grade C-
    Students develop an appreciation of the literary contributions of minority Americans, primarily of Chinese, African, Puerto Rican, Japanese, Mexican, and Native American heritage.
    Cross-listed: ENGL-108, HUM-108, HUM-308
  
  • HUM 318 - Literary Forms: Fable to Film


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: ENGL-101; Minimum grade C-
    The course explains the art of storytelling through an analysis of narrative techniques in fiction, drama and film.
    Cross-listed: ENGL-118, ENGL-318, HUM-118
  
  • HUM 325 - Masterpieces of 20th Century Cinema


    Credits: Three (3)
    Just about everyone loves movies. But why? Which
    ones? What do we mean by a good or bad movie, let
    alone a masterpiece? What can we look for in
    evaluating a movie? How can discussion of movies
    help us to think critically and analytically,
    appreciate a significant art form, apply useful
    terminology, and understand a–or THE–major
    medium of the 20th century? And lastly, are movies still relevant in the 21st century?
    Cross-listed: HUM-125, HUM-325
  
  • HUM 326 - German Churches of Missouri


    Credits: Three (3)
    The course consists of a five-day saturation in
    the social and ecclesial history of the Germans
    who immigrated into Missouri during the 1840s and
    50s. The first two days are 3/4 lecture with a
    short afternoon trip to visit local churches.
    The next three days are all-day field trips to
    churches and museums in the German counties of
    Missouri
    Cross-listed: HUM-126, HUM-326
  
  • HUM 328 - Women in Sacred Writing


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course provides an in-depth study of the historical roots and societal context of women’s religious experience in the traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. By using the Hebrew scriptures, the Christian New Testament, and the Islamic Koran, students explore the major contributions women have made and are making in humanity’s ongoing effort to understand and interpret faith.
    Cross-listed: REL-328, WS-328
  
  • HUM 360 - Theatre in St Louis


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ENGL-101, ENGL-104, or ENGL-204H; Minimum grade C-
    This course studies dramatic literature and performance through viewing, discussing and writing about professional, academic and community theatre productions in the St. Louis area.
    Cross-listed: ENGL-360
  
  • HUM 397 - Special Studies


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ENGL-101; Minimum grade C-
  
  • HUM 455 - Lit/Phil of Environment


    Credits: Three (3)
    An introduction to the intellectual foundations of the environmental movement. Students will read and discuss the major 19th Century writers who were the source of the environmental movement and become acquainted with the philosophical ideas that underpin the movement. Students also will learn about an ensemble of artists who have contributed to and drawn inspiration from the environmental movement.
    Cross-listed: PHIL-455
 

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