Trish Starks
Director of Humanities
419 Old Main
479-575-7592
tstarks@uark.edu

Humanities Program Website

The Humanities Program supports the Honors Humanities Project (H2P) and promotes humanistic scholarship and inquiry, innovative and interdisciplinary teaching, and humanities scholarship to the wider community.

Courses

HUMN 1114H. Honors Roots of Culture to 500 C.E.. 4 Hours.

This course constitutes the first segment of a four-semester interdisciplinary study of the Egyptian Book of the Dead, the Torah, the Roman Colosseum, Hinduism, and Confucianism. Open to first-year Honors students by invitation only. Corequisite: Drill component. (Typically offered: Fall)

HUMN 1124H. Honors Equilibrium of Cultures 500-1600. 4 Hours.

This course constitutes the second segment of a four-semester sequence focusing on world cultures. Semester 2 may include the interdisciplinary study of Islam, early Byzantium, Gothic architecture, Heian Japan, and the ancient Maya. Open to first-year Honors students by invitation only. Corequisite: Drill component. (Typically offered: Spring)

HUMN 2013. Introduction to Buddhism. 3 Hours.

Beginning with an analysis of the fundamental principles that underlie all Buddhist thought and practice, students will proceed through the major precepts that have historically distinguished the traditions of Southern and Northern Asia. Attention will also be given to Buddhism's spread through Europe and North America in the twentieth century. (Typically offered: Fall)

HUMN 2114H. Honors Birth of Modern Culture 1600-1900. 4 Hours.

This course constitutes the third segment of a four-semester sequence focusing on world cultures. Semester 3 may include the interdisciplinary study of Renaissance Venice, feudal Japan, Moghul India, Jefferson's Monticello, and Darwinism. Open to second-year Honors students by invitation only. Corequisite: Drill component. (Typically offered: Fall)

HUMN 2203H. Honors Humanities Abroad. 3 Hours.

This course is intended as a companion to the Honors Humanities Project (H2P). Students participate in faculty-led site visits to selected countries to facilitate an interdisciplinary exploration of global humanities topics covered in the H2P sequence (HUMN 1114H, HUMN 1124H, and HUMN 2114H). Prerequisite: HUMN 1114H or HUMN 1124H or HUMN 2114H and honors standing. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

HUMN 2213. Introduction to World Religions. 3 Hours.

A survey of major religious traditions, including--but not limited to--Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. (Typically offered: Spring and Summer)

HUMN 301V. Internship in Humanities. 1-3 Hour.

Work experience in the Arkansas Humanities Center or other humanities entity or organization. Project required. (Typically offered: Fall, Spring and Summer)

HUMN 3083. Professional Topics. 3 Hours.

Specialized topics related to professional issues in the humanities, e.g. academic and alternative-academic job searches, publication workshops, public humanities, and/or teaching of humanities disciplines at various levels. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.
This course is cross-listed with ENGL 3083.

HUMN 3163. On Death and Dying. 3 Hours.

Reviews the theory and humanistic importance of the concepts of death and dying in society. An experimental option and interdisciplinary faculty presenters will be part of the format. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (Typically offered: Fall, Spring and Summer)

HUMN 3923H. Honors Colloquium. 3 Hours.

Treats a special topic or issue offered as a part of the Honors Program. Prerequisite: Honors candidacy. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for degree credit.

HUMN 425V. Colloquium. 1-6 Hour.

An interdisciplinary, value-oriented discussion course. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

HUMN 425VH. Honors Colloquium. 1-6 Hour.

An interdisciplinary, value-oriented discussion course. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.
This course is equivalent to HUMN 425V.