Humanities

  • HMT 1200 Philosophy Goes to the Movies

    Students will learn about some of the major ideas in philosophy and philosophical thought via the media of film. No prerequisites. Master Course Syllabus

  • HMT 2530 Humanities/Western Culture-MdA

    Students will examine the ideas and ideals which characterize the moral, intellectual, and aesthetic activities from early civilization through the Medieval Period. By considering the literature, art, philosophy, and religion of various ages, students will learn how these interrelated disciplines define a people and a time. Students will also gain an overview of individuals and works in the humanities which are fundamental to early Western culture. Prerequisite: ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus

  • HMT 2540 Humanities/Western Culture-Ren

    Students will examine the ideas and ideals which characterize the moral, intellectual, and aesthetic activities from the Renaissance to the 20th century. By considering the literature, art, music, philosophy, and religion of various ages, students will learn how these interrelated disciplines define a people and a time. Students will also gain an overview of individuals and works in the humanities which are fundamental to recent Western culture. Prerequisite: ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus

  • HMT 7001 War Stories: by/about Veterans

    Students will explore their voice relating to either firsthand experiences of war/military deployment and its ramifications on the individual and society or their interest in or related experience with these issues. Students will focus on how bust to share these stories and work with the instructor and each other in editing and presentation. Eligibility: ENG 1510. Master Course Syllabus

  • HMT 7002 Intro to Urban Folklore

    Students will explore the history and culture of the American urban legend. Emphasis will be placed on the theories of folklorist Jan Harold Brunvand and on specific legends that play pivotal roles in American Culture. No prerequisites. Master Course Syllabus

  • HMT 7004 Life Writing

    Students will generate ideas and draft material by engaging in guided imagery, free association, and imitation exercises. Materials produced from these activities, as well as journals, will be refined into drafts that will be shared with peers. Through peer workshopping, students will revise and publish finished pieces to discussion forums, blogs, and personal websites. No requisites. Master Course Syllabus

  • HMT 7005 News & Newsworthy

    Students will examine current stories in the news and evaluate and discuss these issues and how they pertain to Western New York, the country, and the world. No prerequisites. Master Course Syllabus

  • HMT 7006 Irish Arts & Cultures

    Students will examine how the issues and events pivotal to Ireland and Irish culture are both represented and shaped by texts. The notion of "text" will be taken broadly to include literary and non-literary print text, visual arts, music, theatre, cinema, television, architecture, folk arts, and other expressions of self. The cultural, national, and historical contexts to be examined in light of these texts will include: Celtic and Gaelic origins, emigration, boarder lands, the Irish language, religion, landscape, agriculture, post colonialist, and globalization. Particular attention will be given to the cyclical relationships between context and texts. No prerequisites. C fall. Master Course Syllabus

  • HMT 8001 Japanese Art and Culture

    Students will study Japanese culture from historical and contemporary perspectives. The course will examine a variety of cultural artifacts including art, advertising, cinema, fashion, cuisine, music, architecture, anime-manga, technology, and artisan work. Students will select a research focus as part of the requirements of this course. This course prepares students for a travel abroad experience in Japan. Eligibility: ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus

  • HMT 8002 Japanese Art and Culture-TVL

    Students will study Japanese culture from historical and contemporary perspectives. The course will examine a variety of cultural artifacts including art, advertising, cinema, fashion, cuisine, music, architecture, anime-manga, technology, and artisan work. Students will select a research focus as part of the requirements of this course. Eligibility: ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus