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Bloomington General Education

Arts and Humanities (A&H) Spring 2015
  • Arts and Humanities General Education: Studying Human Expression

    Arts and Humanities General Education: Studying Human Expression

    Arts and Humanities (A&H) courses offer you the opportunity to investigate the many ways in which human beings express themselves. You will study ways of interpreting meaning in those expressions and learn more about who you are and how to express yourself effectively by joining in an ongoing conversation about ideas.

    What you will do in Arts and Humanities Gen Ed courses:

    --Thinking rationally and critically

    --Constructing clear arguments

    --Evaluating other points of view

    --Analyzing how ideas and emotions are conveyed in literature, visual art, music, and drama

    --Grappling with moral and ethical issues

    --Creating your own works of artistic expression

    The General Education Bulletin explains more about what Arts and Humanities courses can help you do.

Requirement: At least 2 courses for at least 6 credit hours

NOTE: The list of Arts and Humanities (A&H) Gen Ed courses below includes only the courses offered in the coming term. For the complete list of A&H Gen Ed course options, see the Bloomington General Education web site

  • AAAD-A 150 Survey of Black Americans
  • AAAD-A 295 Survey of Hip Hop
  • AAST-A 201 Asian Diaspora Experience
  • AMID-D 191 Design Studies: Form & Function
  • AMST-A 200 Comparative American Identities
  • AMST-A 202 U.S. Arts and Media: American Gender: Narrative in Global Context
  • AMST-A 202 U.S. Arts and Media: Narco Pop and American Identity
  • ANTH-A 208 ANTH: Arts and Expressive Behavior
  • ANTH-E 208 Global Jazz, Reggae, & Hip Hop
  • CLAS-C 101 Ancient Greek Culture #
  • CLAS-C 102 Roman Culture #
  • CLAS-C 205 Classical Mythology #
  • CLAS-C 206 Classical Art & Archaeology  #
  • CLLC-L 210 Culture, the Arts, & Society: Constructed Languages: Fiction, Function, & Fraction
  • CLLC-L 210 Culture, the Arts, & Society: Rock Stars with a Cause
  • CLLC-L 210 Culture, the Arts, & Society: Ruin Porn and URBEX: Politics & Aesthetics
  • CMCL-C 190 Introduction to Media
  • CMCL-C 205 Intro to Communication & Culture
  • CMCL-C 207 Cultural Analysis & Interpretation: "Real World": Service Learning and Ethnographic Fieldwork
  • CMCL-C 207 Cultural Analysis & Interpretation: Comparative Identities
  • CMCL-C 207 Cultural Analysis & Interpretation: Signifying Race in Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Genres
  • CMCL-C 208 Image Cultures
  • CMCL-C 209 Topics in Rhetoric and Public Culture
  • CMCL-C 222 Democratic Deliberation
  • CMCL-C 228 Argumentation  and Public Advocacy
  • CMLT-C 111 Reading the World
  • CMLT-C 147 Images of the Self: East & West #
  • CMLT-C 151 Intro to Popular Culture
  • CMLT-C 155 Culture and Modern Experience
  • CMLT-C 216 Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Western Traditions
  • CMLT-C 217 Detective. Mystery, and Horror Lit
  • CMLT-C 219 Romance and the Western Tradition
  • CMLT-C 255 Modern Lit and Other Arts: Intro
  • COGS-Q240 Foundations of Cognitive Science
  • COLL-C 103 Critical Approaches: Arts & Humanities: The Ebonics Controversy
  • COLL-C 103 Critical Approaches: Arts & Humanities: Radical Thinking: Marx to MLK
  • COLL-C 103 Critical Approaches: Arts & Humanities: Original Sin: Religion, Psychology, & Behavior
  • COLL-C 103 Critical Approaches: Arts & Humanities: Concepts of Self: East and West
  • COLL-C 103 Critical Approaches: Arts & Humanities: Morality, Literature, and Film
  • COLL-C 103 Critical Approaches: Arts & Humanities: Cloak and Dagger
  • COLL-C 103 Critical Approaches: Arts & Humanities: Jesus Alexander, Muslim Heroes
  • COLL-C 103 Critical Approaches: Arts & Humanities: Kung-Fu Heroes/ Anime Goddesses
  • COLL-C 103 Critical Approaches: Arts & Humanities: Truth, Justice, and Egyptian Way
  • EALC-E 100 East Asia: An Introduction #
  • EALC-E 110 Popular Culture in East Asia #
  • EDUC-M 200 Artifacts, Museums, & Everyday Life
  • ENG-L 111 Discovering Literature
  • ENG-L 112 Experiencing World Culture thru Lit -English
  • ENG-L 203 Introduction to Drama
  • ENG-L 204 Introduction to Fiction
  • ENG-L 205 Introduction to Poetry
  • ENG-L 206 Introduction to Prose (Excluding Fiction)
  • ENG-L 210 Studies in Pop Lit and Mass Media
  • ENG-L 220 Introduction to Shakespeare
  • ENG-L 224 Intro to World Lit in English #
  • ENG-L 230 Intro to Science Fiction
  • ENG-L 241 American Jewish Writers
  • ENG-L 260 Intro to Advanced Study of Lit
  • ENG-L 295 American Film Culture
  • ENG-W 103 Introductory Creative Writing
  • FINA-A 206 Classical Art & Archaeology #
  • FINA-D 210 Digital Art: Survey and Practice
  • FINA-F 100 Fundamental Studio Drawing
  • FINA-F 101 Fundamental Studio-3D
  • FINA-F 102 Fundamental Studio-2D
  • FINA-N 110 Intro to Studio Art
  • FINA-N 130 Digital Imagery for Non majors
  • FINA-N 198 Intro to Photography for Non majors
  • FINA-S 270 Sculpture I
  • FINA-S 271 Intro to Figurative Sculpture
  • FINA-S 291 Fundamentals of Photography
  • FOLK-E 295 Survey of Hip Hop
  • FOLK-F 101 Intro to Folklore
  • FOLK-F 111 World Music and Culture #
  • FOLK-F 131 Folklore in the United States
  • FOLK-F 235 Personal Narratives
  • FOLK-F 252 Folklore and the Humanities
  • FOLK-F 256 The Supernatural and Folklore
  • FRIT-M 222 Topics in Italian Culture #
  • GLLC-G 210 Global Village Colloquium
  • GNDR-G 101 Gender, Culture, & Society
  • GNDR-G 225 Gender, Sexuality , & Pop Culture
  • HON-H 211 Ideas and Experience I
  • HON-H 232 Meaningful Writing
  • HON-H 233 Great Authors, Composers, & Artists #
  • HON-H 234 Literature of Time and Place
  • HON-H 235 Religion in Literature, Music, Art, & Performance
  • JSTU-J 203 Arts & Humanities Topics in Jewish Studies
  • JSTU-L 270 Coming to America
  • LATS-L 200 American Borderlands
  • MUS-L 121 Beginning Guitar Class/Styles
  • MUS-L 122 Intermediate Guitar Class/Styles
  • MUS-P 110 Beginning Piano Class I Non music majors
  • MUS-P 120 Beginning Piano Class 2 Non music majors
  • MUS-T 109 Rudiments of Music I
  • MUS-Z 101 Music for the Listener
  • MUS-Z 111 Introduction to Music Theory
  • MUS-Z 120 Music in Multimedia
  • MUS-Z 202 History of Rock Music II
  • MUS-Z 203 History of Rock ‘n’ Roll III
  • MUS-Z 211 Music Theory II
  • MUS-Z 250 Choral Masterworks
  • MUS-Z 260 Music in American Society
  • MUS-Z 265 American Country Music
  • MUS-Z 280 Music of The Silk Road #
  • PHIL-P 100 Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL-P 105 Critical Thinking
  • PHIL-P 140 Introduction to Ethics
  • PHIL-P 150 Elementary Logic
  • PHIL-P 201 Ancient Greek Philosophy #        
  • POLS-Y 105 Intro to Political Theory
  • REL-A 210 Into Old Testament/Hebrew Bible #
  • REL-B 210 Introduction to Buddhism  #
  • REL-R 102 Religion and Pop Culture
  • REL-R 133 Introduction to Religion
  • REL-R 152 Jews, Christians, and Muslims #
  • REL-R 160 Intro to Religion in America
  • REL-R 170 Religion, Ethics, & Public Life
  • SLAV-P 223 Introduction to Polish Culture #
  • SLAV-R 224 Contemporary Russian Culture
  • SLAV-R 264 Russian Lit: Tolstoy to Solzhenitsyn  #
  • THTR-D 231 Introduction to Dance Studies
  • THTR-T  100 Introduction to Theater
  • THTR-T  101 Script Analysis for Theater
  • THTR-T  120 Acting I: Fundamental s of Acting

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