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Humanities (HUM)

Humanities (HUM)

200, 300 The Holocaust: Past, Present, and Future
This course is a team-taught, multidisciplinary course examining the Holocaust through the perspectives of history, psychology, sociology, art, music, language, and literature. It will include discussions and activities with students and faculty teams dealing with the historical and social conditions leading up to the Holocaust, the resulting dehumanization and death, and well as the strategies for survival. The course will also examine the post-war dangers of neo-Nazism, totalitarianism, racism, and intolerance in our own times. Students will be asking themselves difficult, often painful, questions about their own feelings on these subjects by reading, writing, inquiring, and interacting as they work toward becoming more informed and humane members of society.
Prerequisites for 200-level credit: ENG 102 with a grade of "C" or higher; for 300-level credit, junior standing.
Three hours, three credits.

302 African-American Studies: Forty Years and a Dream
This is an interdisciplinary course examining African-American history and culture for the last forty years, from King's "I Have a Dream" speech to the present. A team of faculty and guest speakers from English, sociology, religion, history, criminal justice, education, and athletics will analyze developments in African-American life in their fields. Students will seek to answer questions regarding the accomplishments and failures of the ideals of the Civil Rights movement and begin to understand the forces shaping black life today, particularly in regard to young people.
This course is designated Writing Intensive; a grade of "C" or higher in this course is required for this course to count toward the six-credit-hour Writing Intensive graduation requirement for Ferrum College. A student cannot earn a grade of "C" or higher in this course unless he or she earns a "C" or better on the writing assignments required by the course.
Prerequisite: Junior standing.
Three hours, three credits.

250 Computer Applications for the Humanities
This course is designed for students in the humanities and will focus on developing intermediate level skills in the use of the Microsoft Office suite programs of Word, Excel, Access, and Power Point, and also in the use of Internet search engines and databases which specialize in the areas of the student's discipline. Students will be required to apply the computer skills learned in class to projects relating to their fields.
Prerequisite: CSC 100 or BUS 230. Students receiving credit for this course cannot receive credit for CSC/BUS 325.
Three hours, three credits.

333 Intercultural Conflict Mediation
This course engages intercultural differences that have led to major conflict in our time, examining causes and considering approaches to mediation and possible resolution. Designed exclusively for the 3-week term, the course will at each offering focus on one particularly compelling conflict in which students will become immersed in a culturally divisive setting and become personally involved in a mediating function. Prerequisite: Completion of English 102 with a grade of "C" or better and a letter of recommendation from the student's faculty advisor.
This course is designated by Ferrum College faculty to meet the entire Speaking Intensive requirement; a grade of "C" or higher in this course is required for this course to be used by a student to complete the Speaking Intensive graduation requirement for Ferrum College. A student cannot earn a grade of "C" or higher in this course unless he or she earns a "C" or better on the speaking assignments required by the course.
Three hours, three credits.