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Fall humanities courses to restore your humanity

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By Sarah Motteler     4/2/24 11:30pm

With spring semester rapidly approaching its end, students are beginning to look at fall course offerings. If looking at the general announcements is making you feel generally unhappy, consider adding one of these humanities courses for a little spot of joy in a sea of despair.

ARTS 230: Comics and Sequential Art 

If you like to read manga or comic books in your free time (whatever little of it you may have), consider learning more about the medium and creating a work of your own in this course. “Comics and Sequential Art” is exactly what the title says: students will learn about the history of comics and read several notable examples of the media. 



ARTS 230 will meet from 6 to 8:50 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday.

COLL 103: Origami: Making the Mundane Beautiful 

For many students, the fall semester is too packed for a standard three-credit hour course. In this case, look to the college courses for a one-credit hour class that won’t derail your graduation plans. 

COLL 103 will meet from 8 to 8:50 p.m. every Monday.

FILM 336: Cinema and the City 

Want some motivation to work on your “want to watch” list? Enroll in FILM 336, where students will watch movies from throughout the 1900s and 2000s and discuss the depiction and function of urban spaces.

FILM 336 will meet from 1 to 3:30 p.m. every Tuesday.

ENGL 269: Science Fiction and the Environment 

If you’re tired of real science, engage with some fictional science in ENGL 269. This course dives into the ways that science fiction has held up a mirror to society’s beliefs and challenged dominant ideologies.

ENGL 269 will meet from 4 to 5:15 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday.

ENGL 269: Sci Fi and the Environment 

If you’re tired of real science, engage with some fictional science in ENGL 269. This course dives into the ways that science fiction has held up a mirror to society’s beliefs and challenged dominant ideologies. Discussion materials include various books, movies and video games within the sci-fi genre. 

ENGL 269 will meet from 4 to 5:15 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday.

THEA 304: Costume Design 

Do you have an inner theater kid waiting to break free? Indulge your dramatic side with the theater department’s costume design course. 

THEA 304 will meet from 10:50 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday.



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