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Anthropology (ANTH)

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201 [HUM] Art and Society 3 Art as an expression of social and cultural systems in non-Western societies.

355 [HUM] Historical Linguistics 3 Origins and evolution of human language, relationships between peoples and languages, development of contemporary ethnicities, linguistical change, reconstructive methods, and writing systems.


Asia (ASIA)

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121 [HUM] Modern Chinese Culture 3 An introduction to the culture of modern China, including Hong Kong and Taiwan. All readings in English. (Crosslisted course offered as CHINESE 121, ASIA 121). Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

123 [HUM] Modern Japanese Culture 3 Issues, trends, and forms of popular culture that define modern and contemporary Japanese life. Taught in English. (Crosslisted course offered as JAPANESE 123, ASIA 123).

280 (Effective through Summer 2024) [HUM] Islam in Theory and Practice 3 Fundamental principles of Islam, including the relation between faith and practice, and the social, economic, political, and judicial systems in Islam. (Crosslisted course offered as PHIL 280, ASIA 280).

314 (Effective through Summer 2024) [HUM] [M] Philosophies and Religions of India 3 Metaphysical, epistemological, ethical, aesthetic, social, and political views of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam, and their influence on Indian civilization. (Crosslisted course offered as PHIL 314, ASIA 314).

315 (Effective through Summer 2024) [HUM] [M] Philosophies and Religions of China and Japan 3 The philosophies and religions of China and Japan, and their metaphysical, epistemological, ethical, social, and political positions and views of God and gods. (Crosslisted course offered as PHIL 315, ASIA 315).

373 [HUM] Chinese Civilization 3 Growth of Chinese civilization from the Bronze Age to the present. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 373, ASIA 373).

374 [HUM] Japanese Civilization 3 Overview of Japanese history from the Stone Age to the present, including political, social, economic, and cultural history. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 374, ASIA 374).


Cross-Disciplinary Arts And Sciences (CAS)

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310 [HUM] [M] Special Topics in the Humanities 3 A cross-disciplinary exploration of methods, topics, concerns, or themes pertinent to the disciplines and traditions of the Humanities.


Comparative Ethnic Studies (CES)

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111 [HUM] Introduction to Asian Pacific American Studies 3 Examination of the social, political, economic, and cultural experiences of Asian/Pacific Americans in the historical and contemporary period.

151 (Effective through Summer 2024) [HUM] Introduction to Chicano/Latino Studies 3 Examination of the history, culture, political and economic status of Chicano/as and Latino/as in the US.

151 [HUM] Introduction to Latinx Studies 3 Examination of the history, culture, political and economic status of Latinx in the U.S.

209 [HUM] Hip Hop Around the Globe 3 Diversity and complexity of hip hop at a local, national and global level.

220 (Effective through Summer 2024) [HUM] Introduction to Multicultural Literature 3 Survey of multicultural literature including European American, African American, Asian American, Chicana/o, and Native American authors. (Crosslisted course offered as CES 220, ENGLISH 220).

220 [HUM] Social Justice Literature 3 Survey of modern multicultural literature concerned with social justice, including African American, Asian Pacific American, Latinx, and Native American authors. (Crosslisted course offered as CES 220, ENGLISH 220.)

235 [HUM] African American History 3 History of African Americans in the U.S. with emphasis upon major themes of the Black experience. (Crosslisted course offered as CES 235, HISTORY 235).

260 [HUM] Race and Racism in U.S. Popular Culture 3 Examines images, ideologies, and identities; introduces key concepts and methods; focuses on race, gender, sexuality and class.

271 [HUM] Native Music of North America 3 Music and ceremonialism as a reflection of realities in North American native cultures, past and present. (Crosslisted course offered as MUS 265, CES 271).

313 [HUM] Asian Pacific American Literature 3 Asian American fiction, drama, poetry, and other arts, 1900 to present; impact of Asian/Pacific American culture and experience upon these works. (Crosslisted course offered as CES 313, ENGLISH 311).


Chinese (CHINESE)

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121 [HUM] Modern Chinese Culture 3 An introduction to the culture of modern China, including Hong Kong and Taiwan. All readings in English. (Crosslisted course offered as CHINESE 121, ASIA 121). Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.


Communication (COM)

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105 [HUM] Communication in Global Contexts 3 Communication processes and how they influence human behavior and construction of social reality across global contexts.


English (ENGLISH)

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108 [HUM] Introduction to Literature 3 Reading short stories, novels, plays, and poetry by diverse voices; role of conventions, culture, history in interpretation of literature. Credit not granted for both ENGLISH 108 and 199.

109 [HUM] Creative Writing Now 3 An introductory course in the craft and conventions of contemporary creative writing (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or drama).

110 [HUM] Reading Now 3 Contemporary writing including fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and graphic novels.

112 [HUM] Language in the Real World 3 Introduction to the field of linguistics, through the exploration of ways that linguistic knowledge is used to address real-world issues.

205 [HUM] Introduction to Shakespeare 3 Shakespeare plays with emphasis on stage productions and film adaptations in various cultural contexts. (Crosslisted course offered as ENGLISH 205, HUMANITY 205).

210 [HUM] Readings in American Literature 3 Selected works by diverse voices from different eras of American literature; importance of conventions, cultural contexts, for interpretation and understanding.

211 [HUM] Sex Matters: Introduction to Queer Culture and Literature 3 Introduction to Lesbian/queer cultural production focusing on popular culture, fiction, and film; work from various queer communities in its cultural/historical context. (Crosslisted course offered as WGSS 211, ENGLISH 211.)

219 (Effective through Spring 2024) [HUM] Introduction to the Environmental Humanities 3 An introduction to the Humanities, as an interdisciplinary field, and how Humanities methods and research contribute to, intersect with, and can learn from, environmental thought and action.

219 [HUM] Introduction to the Environmental Humanities 3 An introduction to the Humanities, as an interdisciplinary field, and how Humanities methods and research contribute to, intersect with, and can learn from, environmental thought and action. (Crosslisted course offered as ENGLISH 219, HUMANITY 219).

220 (Effective through Summer 2024) [HUM] Introduction to Multicultural Literature 3 Survey of multicultural literature including European American, African American, Asian American, Chicana/o, and Native American authors. (Crosslisted course offered as CES 220, ENGLISH 220).

220 [HUM] Social Justice Literature 3 Survey of modern multicultural literature concerned with social justice, including African American, Asian Pacific American, Latinx, and Native American authors. (Crosslisted course offered as CES 220, ENGLISH 220.)

305 [HUM] Shakespeare 3 Shakespearean drama to 1600.

306 [HUM] Shakespeare 3 Shakespearean drama after 1600.

311 [HUM] Asian Pacific American Literature 3 Asian American fiction, drama, poetry, and other arts, 1900 to present; impact of Asian/Pacific American culture and experience upon these works. (Crosslisted course offered as CES 313, ENGLISH 311).

366 [HUM] The British Novel to 1900 3 Exploration of the diverse themes, social contexts, and intellectual backgrounds of the novel and novel reading in Britain to 1900.

368 [HUM] The American Novel to 1900 3 Classic American novels in cultural perspective by such authors as Cooper, Hawthorne, Melville, Stowe, Twain, James, Jewett, Chopin, Crane, Dreiser.

372 (Effective through Summer 2024) [HUM] 19th Century Literature of the British Empire and the Americas 3 Literary and cultural texts in English from 1800 to 1900 focusing on global British literature and literatures of the Americas.

373 (Effective through Summer 2024) [HUM] Contemporary Global Literatures in English 3 Literary and cultural texts in English from 1900 to the present focusing on literatures representing the complex processes of globalization.

373 [HUM] Empire, Gender, and Postcoloniality in Global Literature 3 Literary/cultural texts and theory focusing on postcolonial conditions (and their gendered operations) in the shadow of empire and imperialism. (Crosslisted course offered as ENGLISH 373, WGSS 373).


Foreign Languages And Cultures (FOR_LANG)

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101 [HUM] Introduction to the World of Languages 3 Taught in English. Explore the nature, history, evolution, acquisition, and use of language with examples from major foreign language groups.

130 [HUM] Global Literature in Translation 3 Taught in English. An introduction to the study of international literature; stories, cultures, and literary devices. (Crosslisted course offered as FOR LANG 130, HUMANITY 130).


French (FRENCH)

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110 [HUM] French/Francophone Film 3 French and Francophone Film. Taught in English.

120 [HUM] French Culture 3 Cultural history of France from beginnings to present; comparison of French and American cultures. Taught in English.

320 [HUM] [M] French/Francophone Culture 3 Course Prerequisite: FRENCH 306, 307, or 308. Contemporary French and Francophone culture studied through history, arts, and current events. Taught in French.


German (GERMAN)

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120 (Effective through Summer 2024) [HUM] Germanic Culture 3 Taught in English. The cultural development of the Germanic peoples to 1990.

320 [HUM] German Culture 3 Course Prerequisite: GERMAN 307 or GERMAN 308. Introduction to German culture. Taught in German. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.


History (HISTORY)

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101 [HUM] Ancient, Medieval, and Early Modern Europe 3 Survey of ancient Greece, Rome, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance and Reformation within the Mediterranean, Near East, and Europe.

102 [HUM] Modern Europe 3 European history and its impact upon the global community from the seventeenth through twentieth centuries.

110 [HUM] American History to 1877 3 Social, economic, cultural history of British mainland colonies/United States to 1877.

111 [HUM] American History Since 1877 3 Social, economic, cultural history of United States, 1877 to present.

121 [HUM] World History II 3 Integrated study of political, social, cultural, economic, environmental and religious systems among peoples and civilization after 1500 CE.

230 [HUM] Introduction to Latin American History 3 Overview of the most significant events, social and ethnic groups, practices, and institutions of colonial and modern Latin America.

235 [HUM] African American History 3 History of African Americans in the U.S. with emphasis upon major themes of the Black experience. (Crosslisted course offered as CES 235, HISTORY 235).

318 [HUM] United States, 1914-1945 3 America through World War I, cultural tensions of the Twenties, and the crises of Depression and WWII.

319 [HUM] American History, 1945-1980 3 International and domestic impact of the Cold War, Civil Rights Movements, Vietnam War, and Watergate.

331 [HUM] Latin American Cultural History 3 Analysis of the contact between Native Americans, Europeans, Africans, and others and the cultural ramifications that have ensued.

332 [HUM] 20th Century Latin America 3 Contemporary history of Latin America, analyzing political, economic, social, and cultural history through a thematic, comparative approach.

340 [HUM] Ancient Greece from Homer to Alexander the Great 3 Seminar investigating ancient Greece from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic era, focusing upon the societies and geopolitics of antiquity.

341 [HUM] The Rise and Fall of Ancient Rome 3 Seminar investigating ancient Rome from the city's founding to the empire's fall in west and continuation in the east.

343 [HUM] The Early Middle Ages, 330-1050 3 Western Europe, the Byzantine Empire, and Islam from the dissolution of classical Roman civilization to the 11th century revival.

347 [HUM] Europe in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Era, 1789 to 1815 3 The history of Europe during the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Era (1789-1815).

350 [HUM] Witches, Nuns, Merchants, and Queens in Europe 1200-1800 3 Women's experiences in Europe from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment and the ideas and roles that affected their lives. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 350, WGSS 350.)

354 (Effective through Summer 2024) [HUM] Age of Empire: Europe, 1871-1914 3 Consolidation of the nation-state, socialism and nationalism, war and imperialism, the Russian Revolution, and the outbreak of World War I.

355 [HUM] Life and Culture of the Popular Classes in Europe, 1200-1800 3 The transformation of Europe's popular culture (music, games, stories, beliefs) through social, religious, commercial, and print revolutions.

356 [HUM] [M] Europe Since 1945 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Europe from the end of World War II to the present; the Cold War, European integration, the fall of communism, social and intellectual life.

359 [HUM] Modern Britain 3 Britain and the Empire from the Napoleonic wars to the present.

373 [HUM] Chinese Civilization 3 Growth of Chinese civilization from the Bronze Age to the present. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 373, ASIA 373).

374 [HUM] Japanese Civilization 3 Overview of Japanese history from the Stone Age to the present, including political, social, economic, and cultural history. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 374, ASIA 374).

382 (Effective through Summer 2024) [HUM] History of Science and Technology Since Newton 3 Development of modern science and its influence on Western culture and society.


Humanities (HUMANITY)

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101 [HUM] Humanities in the Ancient World 3 Integrated humanities: literature, philosophy, history, and art of the ancient world.

103 [HUM] Mythology 3 The theory of mythology and use of myths in art, literature, and music; Greco-Roman and one other.

130 [HUM] Global Literature in Translation 3 Taught in English. An introduction to the study of international literature; stories, cultures, and literary devices. (Crosslisted course offered as FOR LANG 130, HUMANITY 130).

205 [HUM] Introduction to Shakespeare 3 Shakespeare plays with emphasis on stage productions and film adaptations in various cultural contexts. (Crosslisted course offered as ENGLISH 205, HUMANITY 205).

219 [HUM] Introduction to the Environmental Humanities 3 An introduction to the Humanities, as an interdisciplinary field, and how Humanities methods and research contribute to, intersect with, and can learn from, environmental thought and action. (Crosslisted course offered as ENGLISH 219, HUMANITY 219).

302 [HUM] [M] Humanities in the Middle Ages and Renaissance 3 Integrated humanities; exploring great works and themes of the European Middle Ages and Renaissance, including art, architecture, music, philosophy, and literature.

304 [HUM] Humanities in the Modern World 3 Literature, philosophy, art, architecture, film, music since World War I; major works reflecting influential movements and concerns of the modern world.


Japanese (JAPANESE)

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123 [HUM] Modern Japanese Culture 3 Issues, trends, and forms of popular culture that define modern and contemporary Japanese life. Taught in English. (Crosslisted course offered as JAPANESE 123, ASIA 123).


Kinesiology (KINES)

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201 [HUM] Exploring Meaning in Sport and Movement 3 Introduction to the major theoretical perspectives in the philosophy of sport and movement.


Landscape Architecture (LND_ARCH)

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150 [HUM] Landscapes of the Palouse 3 Explorations of relationships between people and place in the Palouse landscape and connections between local and global issues; includes community engagement component.


Music (MUS)

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265 [HUM] Native Music of North America 3 Music and ceremonialism as a reflection of realities in North American native cultures, past and present. (Crosslisted course offered as MUS 265, CES 271).

359 [HUM] [M] History of Music: Antiquity to 1650 3 Course Prerequisite: MUS 251 with a C or better; MUS 252 with a C or better; ENGLISH 101 with a C or better. History and style of western art music from Antiquity to 1650; introduction to and selected topics in ethnomusicology.

360 [HUM] [M] History of Music: 1650 - 1850 3 Course Prerequisite: MUS 359 with a C or better. History and style of western art music from 1650 to 1850; selected topics in ethnomusicology.

361 [HUM] Music and Social Justice 3 A critical investigation of music's role in social justice issues and the influence of social justice issues on the education and creative output of musicians.


Philosophy (PHIL)

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101 [HUM] Introduction to Philosophy 3 Nature and place of philosophy in human thought; problems and achievements.

103 [HUM] Introduction to Ethics 3 Ethics through analysis of contemporary moral and social issues.

207 [HUM] Philosophy of Religion 3 Critical inquiry into the existence and nature of God; the problem of evil; the relation of faith and reason; immortality and miracles. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

210 [HUM] Philosophy in Film 3 The use of film as philosophical text.

220 [HUM] Philosophy of Food 3 Philosophical issues concerning the nature, production, and distribution of food, including ethical, aesthetic, metaphysical, and/or social/political dimensions of food.

280 (Effective through Summer 2024) [HUM] Islam in Theory and Practice 3 Fundamental principles of Islam, including the relation between faith and practice, and the social, economic, political, and judicial systems in Islam. (Crosslisted course offered as PHIL 280, ASIA 280).

314 (Effective through Summer 2024) [HUM] [M] Philosophies and Religions of India 3 Metaphysical, epistemological, ethical, aesthetic, social, and political views of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam, and their influence on Indian civilization. (Crosslisted course offered as PHIL 314, ASIA 314).

315 (Effective through Summer 2024) [HUM] [M] Philosophies and Religions of China and Japan 3 The philosophies and religions of China and Japan, and their metaphysical, epistemological, ethical, social, and political positions and views of God and gods. (Crosslisted course offered as PHIL 315, ASIA 315).

360 [HUM] Business Ethics 3 The principles of ethics as applied to specific problems in business faced by individuals and corporate institutions.

365 [HUM] Biomedical Ethics 3 Ethical problems in medicine and biological research.

370 [HUM] Environmental Ethics 3 Explores the obligations we have regarding non-human parts of the environment and the justification for those obligations.

437 [HUM] Classical Political Thought 3 The development of political philosophy from the pre-Socratics to Machiavelli. (Crosslisted course offered as POL S 437, PHIL 437).

450 [HUM] Data Analytics Ethics 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Ethical issues concerning the collection, use, and dissemination of data.


Political Science (POL_S)

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437 [HUM] Classical Political Thought 3 The development of political philosophy from the pre-Socratics to Machiavelli. (Crosslisted course offered as POL S 437, PHIL 437).


Public Health (PUBHLTH)

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101 [HUM] Introduction to Public Health 3 History and philosophy of public health as well as its core values, concepts and functions across the globe and in societies.


Speech And Hearing Sciences (SHS)

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205 [HUM] Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology 3 Overview of deficits of speech, language, and hearing and the role of speech-language pathologist and the audiologist.


Spanish (SPANISH)

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120 [HUM] Peninsular Spanish Culture 3 Introduction to Spanish culture. Taught in English.

121 [HUM] Latin American Culture 3 Contemporary social, political, and cultural issues in Latin America. Taught in English.


Women's, Gender, And Sexuality Studies (WGSS)

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211 [HUM] Sex Matters: Introduction to Queer Culture and Literature 3 Introduction to Lesbian/queer cultural production focusing on popular culture, fiction, and film; work from various queer communities in its cultural/historical context. (Crosslisted course offered as WGSS 211, ENGLISH 211.)

338 [HUM] Gender, Race, and Popular Culture 3 Feminist study of intersections of gender, race, class, sexuality, and ability through popular film, television, digital media, art, literature, and performance.

350 [HUM] Witches, Nuns, Merchants, and Queens in Europe 1200-1800 3 Women's experiences in Europe from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment and the ideas and roles that affected their lives. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 350, WGSS 350.)

373 [HUM] Empire, Gender, and Postcoloniality in Global Literature 3 Literary/cultural texts and theory focusing on postcolonial conditions (and their gendered operations) in the shadow of empire and imperialism. (Crosslisted course offered as ENGLISH 373, WGSS 373).

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