Faulkner University

Humanities Courses (HU)

1310 Western Cultural Heritage I

A chronological investigation of humanity in Western civilization undertaken through the study of art, music, literature, politics, philosophy, and theology from antiquity to the early medieval world (800 A.D.). The historical experience of man and his cultural expressions and values are interpreted through a Christian world view as the best means to understand the nature of man. Offered every semester. Prerequisite: eligibility for EH 1301.

1320 Western Cultural Heritage II

A chronological investigation of humanity in Western civilization undertaken through the study of art, music, literature, politics, philosophy, and theology from the early medieval world (800 A.D.) through the Baroque period. The historical experience of man and his cultural expressions and values are interpreted through a Christian world view as the best means to understand the nature of man. Offered every semester. Prerequisite: eligibility for EH 1301 required; HU 1310 is strongly recommended.

2310 Western Cultural Heritage III

A chronological investigation of humanity in Western civilization undertaken through the study of art, music, literature, politics, philosophy, and theology from the Baroque period to the present day. The historical experience of man and his cultural expressions and values are interpreted through a Christian world view as the best means to understand the nature of man. Offered every semester. Prerequisite: eligibility for EH 1301 required; HU 1310 and HU 1320 are strongly recommended.

3301 Western Philosophic Heritage

A reading of primary sources of philosophic inquiry in Western Civilization with emphasis on historical and thematic developments. Major influential philosophies are assessed by way of the teachings and values of the Christian faith. Offered every fall. Prerequisites: HU 1310, HU 1320, and HU 2310 OR equivalent Great Books Honors College courses OR permission of the instructor.

3302 Moral Philosophy

An investigation into the fundamental principles, basic concepts, and justification of human action individually and in community. Both theistic and non-theistic philosophic approaches to ethical systems are considered and assessed in light of Christian ethical principles. Offered every spring. Prerequisite: HU 3301 OR permission of the instructor.

3303 Logic for Liberal Arts

A course in formal logic and traditional critical thinking. Its primary purpose is to develop the ability properly to appraise reasoning and arguments of all types, including arguments within scientific, political, religious, social, cultural, and moral arenas. Special attention will be given to the following: distinguishing arguments from non-arguments, deductive validity, inductive arguments, material and formal fallacies, persuasive techniques used within culture, constructing good arguments, and evaluating arguments typically encountered within the liberal arts and everyday life. Offered every spring. Prerequisite: junior standing OR permission of the instructor.

4300 Senior Seminar in the Humanities

A capstone to the Liberal Arts curriculum in which the various disciplines are applied in a reflective/research project concerning the multiple aspects of human existence. The project is intended to demonstrate the relationship between the Christian faith and human learning. Offered every spring. Prerequisite: senior standing.


Special Courses

3099/3099 Individualized Study

This course may include a systematic reading program, library research, laboratory project, studio work, field study, or creative expression. Course includes conferences or tutoring as required, but no formal lectures or recitations. Quizzes, tests and examinations may be appropriate. HU 2099 is open to sophomores only; HU 3099 is open to juniors and seniors. May be repeated for credit. Number of credits awarded (1-3) will be set by department head and approved by the dean.

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