Humanities and Fine Arts


HFA 1000. Appreciation of Arts. 3 hrs.

This course is an introduction to the humanities focusing upon the roles of the fine arts, their meaning and value. Students learn to apply artistic principles to film, drama, music, painting, literature, culture and architecture. IAI: HF 900.

HFA 1007. Special Topics in Humanities and Fine Arts. 0.5 hrs.

A study of timely and specific problems in the humanities and fine arts (art, drama, foreign languages, literature, music, philosophy, theatre) presented from an interdisciplinary view through directed readings, discussion, projects, or field trips. Specific topics vary from term to term.

HFA 1008. British Culture and Society. 3 hrs.

HFA 1018. Austrian Civilizat & Culture. 3 hrs.

HFA 1019. Australian Civilization & Culture. 6 hrs.

This course will be offered through the Illinois Consortium of International Studies and Programs (ICISP) at Macquarie University, Sydney Australia for IVCC credit. As the academic portion of a four week summer study abroad experience, this course will give the student an overview of the history, geography, culture, and politics of Australia through lectures and "hands on" field experience.

HFA 1028. Contrasting Cultures. 3 hrs.

HFA 1201. S/T:Learning Community Seminar. 1 hr.

This one hour, pass/fail course is designed to show the connection of the content of the courses in a particular learning community. Through small group discussions, team building activities, projects, guest speakers, videos, and field trips, students will synthesize the material learned in the courses and also expand the scope of the learning community. Scheduling of the course will be flexible and determined by the instructors. Students must be concurrently enrolled in a learning community. Prerequisite: Learning Communities Courses.

HFA 2003. Mythology. 3 hrs.

The classical myths of Greece and Rome; their nature origins, interpretations, influence, rele- vance, and use in the modern world. Designed to enable the student to more fully appreciate and understand the use of classical mythology in lit- erature, art, and music.