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COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES
CENTER FOR THE HUMANITIES

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HUM 101 Humanities First: Foundations (3) VLPA
Topics change yearly, but course is anchored in four themes at the foundation of the humanistic endeavor: language, objects, space, and time. Focuses on what Humanists do, how they do it, various techniques and use of evidence, primary goals, and public-facing results. Offered: A.
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HUM 102 Humanities First: Campus Connections (2) I&S
A "laboratory seminar" that combines a core text with visits to campus partners to explore the work of humanists in the world. Students work on e-portfolio and the practice of public humanities communications. Recommended: HUM 101. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: W.
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HUM 103 Humanities First: Community Connections (2) I&S
A "laboratory seminar" that combines a core text with visits to community partners in Seattle and beyond to explore the work of humanists in the world. Students work on e-portfolio and the practice of public humanities communications. Recommended: HUM 101 and HUM 102. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: Sp.
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HUM 201 Introduction to Studies in the Humanities (5) VLPA
Introduction to fundamental concepts and approaches to the study of the humanities. Topics covered drawn from literature, language, history, culture, civilization, and other central areas of the humanities.
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HUM 205 Religion, Violence, and Peace: Patterns Across Time and Tradition (5) I&S
Investigates the complex relationship between violence and peace in a variety of religious traditions. Examines case studies from the ancient Near East, medieval East Asia, and the contemporary West from the standpoint of lived experiences and contemporary theories derived from several academic disciplines. Offered: jointly with NEAR E 285/RELIG 205; W.
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HUM 498 Special Topics in the Humanities (1-6, max. 15) VLPA/I&S
Intensive research opportunity, for work on project of independent and/or original design in the cultural disciplines. Mentored by UW and visiting faculty in the arts, humanities, and qualitative social sciences, by arrangement only. Offered: S.
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HUM 523 Seminar in Hypertext and Textual Studies (5)
Several views of hypertext conceptually explored as a basis for research and evaluation of selected hypertext works. Includes initiating the construction of a World Wide Web hypertext of resources for the study of oral, graphical, hand-written, and printed texts. Included in curriculum of Textual Studies program.
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HUM 596 Humanities Research Seminar (1-5, max. 15)
Explorations of current research in the humanities, most frequently with interdisciplinary emphasis. Offered by selected UW faculty and scholars-in-residence.
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HUM 597 Special Topics in the Humanities (1-2, max. 10)
Credit/no-credit only.
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HUM 600 Independent Study or Research (1-5, max. 10)
Develops research ideas, practices, and their implication for applications in particular contexts not covered in standard course offerings. Supports students' specific educational goals. May be undertaken individually or in small investigative teams. Offered: AWSpS.
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HUM 601 Internship (2-6, max. 12)
Internship with a local organization, agency, or company that provides a field-based, applied learning opportunity; aligns with student's professional and scholarly development goals; benefits the organizations; and has academic merit. Engages with and reflects on cultural dimensions of work experience. Offered: AWSpS.
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