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Humanities, Film and Cultural Classes

Cultivate a greater understanding of ancient and modern peoples and cultures, history, philosophy, religion, film and the arts with our Humanities classes. Expand your knowledge of the world in a safe and intellectually challenging environment. Discuss new ideas with your peers and instructors in our humanities courses. Take on great questions and increase your understanding of the world with new frames of reference.


Film - Upcoming Classes

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Psychologists say that people who like science fiction are more intelligent and more imaginative. Are you a smart, creative sci‐fi cinema lover? Then join like‐minded film fans in a class that's truly out of this world! Together you'll screen and discuss old and new science fiction films.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section FAA‐PE

08569
$95
9/27/17 - 11/15/17
Wed 9:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM
Leatrice Wilson
CE South Building

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Look at film through a different lens in this interesting foreign film class. Study how perspectives, stories, direction, costuming, and more are shaped by the country the film comes from. Then contrast that knowledge with the style of movie America does best — the musical. The entire class chooses the movies we'll see — but they'll all be worth viewing and discussing.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section FAA‐PE

08568
$95
9/28/17 - 11/16/17
Thu 9:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM
Leatrice Wilson
CE South Building

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Humanities - Upcoming Classes

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This course will cover archaic religions, ie, religions which do not have a scripture but rather an oral and artistic tradition. Most of these are tribal in nature and it will take examples around the world. Following that, we will look at the religions of India, China, Tibet and Japan. Hinduism (a general name for many religions in India) look to the Vedas, the oldest written scriptures in the world, for their inspiration. Many different sects have formed around these scriptures. Buddhism, its founder, its tenants and some of the many offshoots which developed over the following centuries will be covered. This will include Tibet, which is unique in it approach to Buddhist teachings. The religions of China, Confucian and Taoist, as well as its Buddhist schools, which were changed quite radically in China, will be discussed. Finally, Japan with Shinto and Buddhist schools as well as some ''new'' religions that have developed in the past two centuries will be covered.

Note: Text: The Worlds Religions (plus) Harper One, 50th Aniv. Ed. (May, 2009), Huston Smith. Personal Enrichment ‐ Tuition Remission

Section FAA‐PE

08592
$100
9/26/17 - 12/12/17
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Eleanor Cooley
Cooley Residence ‐ SE Area

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One thing common for all religions is the need for something tangible through which to express one's faith. This course will deal with the sources, meaning and importance of relics, saints, pilgrimage and other expressions of faith found in world's religions. The emphasis will be on the most important relics within Judaism (the Ark of the Covenant), and Christianity: The Cross, the Spear of Destiny, and the Holy Grail, among others. We will deal with sacred stones and other relics found in many religions. The basic format of the class will be lecture usually followed by a film, some documentary, some for fun. This course is not meant to be judgmental but to look at human needs in the light of our need for tangible ways of experiencing life and faith.

Note: Personal Enrichment ‐ Tuition Remission

Section FAB‐PE

08592
$100
9/26/17 - 12/12/17
Tue 7:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Eleanor Cooley
Cooley Residence ‐ SE Area

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UNM Tuition Remission

UNM Staff, Faculty & Retirees: You may use your Personal Enrichment Tuition Remission for Humanities, Film and Cultural Classes.

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