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Ferris, David S Professor

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  • HUMN 1110 - Introduction to Humanities: Literature 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Introduces students to works from the major Western literary periods (Classical, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque) from the 8th c. BC to the early 17th c. AD comparatively, i.e., outside their national literary boundaries. Theorizes interdisciplinary, genre studies, periodization, comparativism, thematology, hermeneutics, criticism, etc. May be taken separately from HUMN 1120.
  • HUMN 1120 - Introduction to Humanities: Literature 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Introduces students to works from the major Western literary periods (Baroque, Enlightenment, Romanticism, Realism, Modernism) from the 17th- through the 20th-centuries comparatively, i.e., outside their national literary boundaries. Theorizes interdisciplinarity, genre studies, periodization, comparativism, thematology, hermeneutics, criticism.May be taken separately from HUMN 1110.
  • HUMN 2000 - Methods and Approaches to the Humanities
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Provides a transition from the introductory courses to the upper-division courses. Introduces the various technical methods and topics encountered in the department's comparative, interdisciplinary upper-division courses, including cultural studies, rhetoric, translation, hermeneutics, word/image studies.
  • HUMN 3092 - Studies in Humanities
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Students should check with the department for specific semester offerings. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours, provided the specific offerings vary.
  • HUMN 3093 - Topics in Humanities
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Students should check with the department for specific semester offerings. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours, provided the specific offerings vary.
  • HUMN 3660 - The Postmodern
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Analyzes the cultural and critical practices as well as the thought that defines the postmodern period at the end of 20th century.
  • HUMN 4950 - Honors Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Supervised project on a topic of the student's own choosing. It should demonstrate ability in interdisciplinary (such as literature and art, art and music, film and literature, literature and theory), extensive research, critical thinking, and excellent writing skills. The thesis is submitted to the Honors Program of the College of Arts and Sciences and is orally defended.

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