Humanities

Division of Liberal Arts

History of Art

History of Art in a Multi-Cultural World is a humanities course intended to promote an understanding of art through discussion and study of artistic structural elements, artists, patrons, and culturally significant artistic methodologies. The survey of art from ancient times through the 21st century includes the developments in the world of music, literature and history that took place during the same time frame.

Music

The purpose of the music curriculum (non-music minor) is to provide opportunities for enjoyable musical experiences both vocally and instrumentally. These opportunities are made available through a varied repertoire and style of music for the vocalist, ranging from classical (renaissance, baroque, etc.) through 20th and 21st century music, to concert band, stage band, pep band, or solos/ensembles for the instrumentalist.

General Information:

  • Students may not present more than eight semester hours of extra-curricular credit in music toward requirements for graduation.
  • Credit for private lessons is on the basis of one lesson per week; fourteen lessons must be completed to earn one hour of credit.
  • Lessons are available by consent of instructor.
  • Lessons missed due to student absence will be made up by the instructor upon presentation of a legitimate excuse by the student. Lessons missed for reasons other than unusual circumstances will not be made up.

Spanish

Learning a foreign language is a personally enriching experience. The study of another culture leads to new insights and perspectives on one’s own history, society and values, while increasing an understanding of other people. Spanish 101, 102, 201, and 202 are designed to introduce students to linguistic and cultural structures necessary for basic communication in Spanish. The emphasis is on developing proficiency in the four communication skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.