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Pacific Humanities Program

Pacific Humanities Courses

PHUM 010. Expressing the Humanities. 1 Unit.

This first of two one-unit seminars designed for Pacific Humanities Scholars, this course addresses the challenges facing the traditional humanities disciplines. Students are tasked with articulating a variety of responses, using multiple expressive media, to the question: "what does it mean to be human in the information age?" Prerequisite: Admission to the Pacific Humanities Scholars Program.

PHUM 100. Collective Expression, Expressing the Collective. 1 Unit.

The second of two one-unit seminars designed for Pacific Humanities Scholars, this course challenges students to explore the interface between the humanities and technology, as well as to the think globally about how the humanities function as a means of collective expression in the information age. Prerequisite: Admission to the Pacific Humanities Scholars Program.

Learning Outcomes

1. Acquire knowledge of the Humanities disciplines and their collective capacity for cultivating empathy, ethics, and civic responsibility in global society.
2. Develop skills for creative problem-solving across a wide range of social, cultural, and political contexts.
3. Define and illustrate the relationship between information technology and humanistic inquiry.
4. Manage interdisciplinary collaboration and teamwork.
5. Exhibit mastery of independent research and writing.
6. Analyze, synthesize, and apply humanistic understanding to real-world settings, including the workplace and the community, toward the production of transformative action.