BSU Catalog Home | Humanities Program | All-University Courses and Descriptions
Check with coordinator for semester when these courses are offered. Read each course description for prerequisites.
2107 THEMES IN CULTURAL HISTORY (3 credits) Study of a particular theme or central human issue in a variety of historical settings through the close analysis of various cultural documents and practices. May be repeated under distinct subtitles. (Might not be offered every year)
2150 THE HAWAIIAN MONARCHY AND THE HAWAIIAN SOVEREIGNTY MOVEMENT: PROJECTS FOR THE HAWAII FIELD PROGRAM (1-3 credits) Topics exploring the roots of the modern Hawaiian Sovereignty Movement as founded upon two major elements: the history of the Hawaiian Monarchy, and the traditional notion of Native Hawaiian lands. Aspects of Native Hawaiian culture as underpinnings for the governance of Hawaii pre-1893 and for the modern disputes about governance and land arrangements. Aspects of Native Hawaiian culture and the Hawaiian Monarchy as they project into the various social movements advocating for Hawaiian Sovereignty today. Liberal Education Goal Areas 5 & 7
2160 POLYNESIAN AND NATIVE HAWAIIAN CULTURE: PROJECTS FOR THE HAWAII FIELD PROGRAM (1-3 credits) Polynesian and Native Hawaiian culture and the renaissance of pride and practice in these cultures in Hawaii and the Pacific Island region. Aspects of culture, religion, and traditional practices that are part of this cultural renaissance, particularly art, music, and values. Relation of this deepening sense of cultural identity to the growing influence of Polynesians and Native Hawaiians in global and U.S. affairs. Evaluation of the importance of and methods for sustaining indigenous cultures into the future. Liberal Education Goal Areas 6 & 8
3107 TOPICS IN CULTURAL STUDIES (1-4 credits) Interdisciplinary study of a particular historical or contemporary culture. Contact the Humanities Coordinator for current or expected topic areas. May be repeated under distinct subtitles. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. (Might not be offered every year)
4920 DIRECTED GROUP STUDY (3 credits) When taken as Senior Seminar the following description may apply: An integrative seminar involving readings, discussions, and student presentations centering on the study and articulation of relationships between disciplines. A problem, event, movement or concept will be used as the focus of the course. Designed for senior year.