Study of worldviews in a variety of historical and contemporary world cultures, including analysis of origin and creation myths, artistic expression, spirituality, and the natural environment. Prerequisites: None.
Survey of the history and development of the art of motion pictures, including criticism of aesthetic and technical elements. Prerequisites: None.
Analysis of images of women in films from both historical and contemporary perspectives. Prerequisites: None.
Analysis of Hispanic film as art form and as social commentary. Prerequisites: None.
Introduction to essential information about the Holocaust. Provides theological, social and political background to establish contexts of anti-Semitism, especially in 19th and 20th centuries, with particular attention to National Socialist ideologies. Ghetto and camp life, including resistance, are explored. Emphasis is on texts of the Holocaust, including historical documents, participant testimonies, fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry, much of which involves theological and moral debate. Includes analysis of supplementary visual material and some performing arts. Prerequisites: None. CRE101 or equivalent as indicated by appropriate reading placement recommended but not required.
An historical analysis of the interrelationships of art, architecture, literature, music, and philosophy from the early civilizations to the Renaissance, including Western and non-Western cultures. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101.
An historical analysis of the interrelationships of art, architecture, literature, music, and philosophy from the Renaissance to modern period, including Western and non-Western cultures. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101.