Humanities

(College of Letters and Science)

Eric L. Russell, Ph.D. (French and Italian)

Program Office. 213 Sproul; 530-752-1219; http://humanities.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://humanities.ucdavis.edu/people

The Program of Study

The Humanities program is an undergraduate and graduate curriculum emphasizing innovative approaches to ideas that matter. Courses offered through the program are interdisciplinary in scope and aim to develop critical thinking and writing skills in three principal areas: major figures, works, and genres in world cultures; major themes in world literatures; and relationships between history, society, and culture.

Courses in HUM:
HUM 001Humanities Forum (2) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s). Reading and discussion of a single work representative of a particular culture, historical period, or genre and significant for its ongoing cultural impact in the humanities, sciences, social sciences, technology, and popular arenas. Attention to provocative implications for contemporary society. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s) if topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2001 Fall Quarter.
HUM 001DIssues and Concepts in the Humanities (2) Active
Discussion—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): HUM 001 (can be concurrent); HUM 001 required concurrently. Small group discussions and preparation of short papers for course 1. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s) if topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2001 Fall Quarter.
HUM 002AGlobal Humanities Forum (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Introduction to humanities topics and methodologies; analysis of major figures, works, and genres in world arts and literatures, with emphasis on relationships between history, society, and culture. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s) topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2010 Fall Quarter.
HUM 002BAmerican Humanities Forum (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Introduction to humanities topics and methodologies; analysis of major figures, works, and genres in American arts and literatures, with emphasis on relationships between history, society, and culture. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s) topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, WE. Effective: 2010 Fall Quarter.
HUM 003Medicine and Humanities (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): Completion of Subject A requirement. Evolution of the "medical arts" into the "science of medicine." The culture of medicine in the context of society, medical ethics. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, SS, WE. Effective: 1999 Winter Quarter.
HUM 004Animals and Human Culture (2) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s). The meaning of human relations with animals studied across a variety of historical periods and cultures and from a variety of humanistic perspectives. (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2001 Spring Quarter.
HUM 004DAnimals and Human Culture: Discussion (2) Active
Discussion—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): HUM 004 (can be concurrent); HUM 004 required concurrently. Small group discussions and preparation of short papers for course 4. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2001 Spring Quarter.
HUM 007Travel and Travel Literature (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): Subject A requirement. History of travel from the age of exploration to the modern era. Contemporary trends in travel, including mas tourism, adventure travel, and ecotravel. Social, economic, and cultural issues related to modern trends in travel. Analysis of literary representations of travel. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2000 Spring Quarter.
HUM 008Introduction to Perspectives on Narrative (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): Satisfaction of Subject A requirement. Interdisciplinary approach to the use of story across time, culture, and discipline. How the telling and retelling of particular stories reflect the values, concerns, and assumptions of their original audiences and genres. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 1999 Spring Quarter.
HUM 009Don Quixote and the Modern World (2) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s). Reading Don Quixote as emblem of modernity in the West. Issues of reality versus illusion, heroism, freedom and self-fulfillment, racial tolerance and love. Don Quixote in other cultural and popular media:film,dance,art,musical drama,and television.GE credit with concurrent enrollment in course 9D:ArtHum,Wrt. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 1999 Winter Quarter.
HUM 009DDon Quixote and the Modern World Discussion (2) Active
Discussion—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): HUM 009 (can be concurrent); HUM 009 required concurrently. Small group discussions and preparation of short papers for course 9. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 1999 Winter Quarter.
HUM 010How to be a Critic: Understanding Cultural Products and Practices (2) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s). Introduction to key topics and methodologies of interest to humanists. Series uses a variety of critical approaches to examine the cultural significance of subjects such as: fashion, film, architecture, music, food, dance. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s) if topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
HUM 010DHow to be a Critic: Discussion (2) Active
Discussion—2 hour(s). Concurrent enrollment in HUM 010 required. Optional discussion section can be taken concurrently with HUM 10. Small group discussions and preparation of short papers. (Letter.) GE credit: WE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
HUM 013Witches: Myth and Historical Reality (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. This course examines the historical construction of the witch. The four areas covered are: European pagan religions and the spread of Christianity; the "Burning' Times" in early modern Europe; 17th-century New England and the Salem witch trials; and fairytales. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2006 Spring Quarter.
HUM 015Language and Identity (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing—1 hour(s). Introduction to topics related to the construction of identity through language use, including geographical and social factors affecting language groups. Language ideology affecting linguistic groups, including bilinguals and non-native speakers of English. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, SS, WE. Effective: 2002 Spring Quarter.
HUM 060Narrative and Argumentative Approaches to Major Current Issues in the Media, Culture, and Society (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): English A or the equivalent. Interdisciplinary approach to contemporary issues (abortion, AIDS, civil rights, war and peace, welfare state) around which individuals, communities and institutions define themselves in American society, by applying principles of narrative theory to the narratives where those issues are embedded. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 1998 Winter Quarter.
HUM 092Internship (1-12) Active
Internship—3-36 hour(s). Internships in fields where students can practice their skills. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2004 Fall Quarter.
HUM 144Marx, Nietzsche, Freud (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Study of major texts of Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud, selected with an eye to their impact on 20th-century economics, ethics, and attitudes toward eros. Particular focus on conceptions of the self and the individual's relation to society. (Same course as GER 144.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2011 Spring Quarter.
HUM 180Topics in the Humanities (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Analysis of interdisciplinary issues in the Humanities. Topics will vary. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s). (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2005 Winter Quarter.
HUM 192Internship (1-12) Active
Internship—3-36 hour(s). Internships in fields where students can practice their skills. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2004 Fall Quarter.
HUM 198Directed Group Study (1-4) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
HUM 199Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-4) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
HUM 250Topics in the Humanities (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of instructor. Topics in the humanities, selected by the instructor. May be repeated once for credit. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s). (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
HUM 292Graduate Internship (1-15) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Lecture/Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Individually designed supervised internship, off campus, in community or institutional setting. Developed with advice of faculty mentor. May be repeated up to 15 Unit(s). (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2005 Spring Quarter.
HUM 298Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2005 Spring Quarter.
HUM 299Individual Research (1-4) Active
Variable. Individual research in the humanities resulting in a formal written research report. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
HUM 396Teaching Assistant Training Practicum (1-4) Active
Variable—3-12 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2005 Winter Quarter.