Undergraduate Degree Program

Courses

HU 101 Introduction to College Life
A course designed to introduce the new college student to the concept of liberal arts education and the collegiate curriculum. The course will include discussion and papers on the liberal arts aspects of higher education. Required of entering first year students. 1 credit

HU 111W, 112W Reading Texts in Context I, II
This course seeks to expose students to classical and contemporary texts from the broad range of liberal arts disciplines and to enhance students’ ability to read texts intelligently. During the first year, Albertus students engage in a program designed to improve their capacity to read intelligently and to express themselves clearly both in writing and speaking. Students learn to make sense of a variety of texts and modes of expression. These courses are part of the required core curriculum. Generally offered each semester. 3 credits each

HU 113W, 114W Invitation to Insight I, II
In this first course of the College’s General Education Insight Program, students employ the differing lenses of history, science, religions, literature, and art to begin a four-year journey exploring, from various viewpoints, what it means to be human. Using the rich resources of multiple perspectives and theories, students gain a “bird’s eye view” of the human condition. This context serves as a provisional horizon against which, in subsequent courses in the Insight Program, individuals look more deeply at the significant particulars of the human condition in contemporary times.

The course work in the first semester consists of three units: Cosmos (considering the human place in space and time), Bios (examining the remarkable phenomenon of life), and Homo sapiens (tracing the emergence and early experience of the human species). The second semester focuses on the historical experience of the human species: Civitas (the age of civilizations), Modernity (the developments emanating from Europe in the sixteenth century of the modern era), and Post-Modernity (the contemporary moment).

Through this exploration, students develop and enhance competencies in core skills essential to flourishing in the contemporary world, especially in professional life. The course is designed with a strong emphasis on reading, writing, critical thinking, and collaborative learning. Offered each year. 3 credits each

HU 255 Special Topics
Selected topic studied in-depth within Humanities frame of reference. 3 credits

HU 399 Senior Humanities Seminar
A course of intensive reading from a variety of sources, designed to provide a forum for reflection and conversation regarding what it means to live life well. P: Senior status. This course is part of the required core curriculum. Offered each semester. 3 credits