Cultural Studies-Humanities (CULS)
Basic concepts and cultural expressions in words, principally of area or period studies, such as classical Western, medieval Western, modern European and American.
Course examines the theoretical approaches to criticism across the broad range of media, with focus on the philosophy behind each and on their various applications.
Study of several religions as they developed within their individual times and cultures.
A critical examination of ethical theories as seen in a detailed examination of several works. Theories may include naturalism, intuitionism, non-cognitivism, unitarianism, and natural law.
A study of the efforts of philosophers to construct general conceptions of the world. Recent approaches in the investigation of oncology and cosmology will be examined.
Selected topics in an area of cultural studies. The specific topic will be announced in the schedule of classes. Students may take up to nine hours in selected topics.
Exploration of selected aspects of culture (e.g., art, music folklore, history, literature), emphasizing regional culture from an interdisciplinary perspective.
This interdisciplinary course orients students to the significant issues and research in Appalachian studies. Important political, social, and cultural issues will be considered. Research areas are introduced.
This interdisciplinary course orients students to the importance of geography, topography, and geology to the history and development fo the Appalachian region.
A study of gender differences from sociological and philosophical perspectives. Topical areas covered include communications, law, literature, popular culture, ethics, and business.
Cause surveys major contributions to rhetorical theory during the classical period and the development of rhetorical criticism in the centuries since. Philosophers/ writers will include Plato, Aristotle, Cicero and Quintilian
Course examines the role of communication in successful social movements. Contemporary reform movements are analyzed to determine communication strategies, organizational issues, leadership concerns and rhetorical focus.
An introduction to the study of political rhetoric, the course relates rhetorical theory to political communiction and considers the impact of political communication in government, the electoral process, and society.