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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 WIA‐PE

08569
$95
1/31/18 - 3/21/18
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 WIA‐PE

08568
$95
2/1/18 - 3/22/18
Thu 9:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM
Leatrice Wilson
CE South Building

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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 SPA‐PE

08569
$95
4/11/18 - 5/30/18
Wed 9:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM
Leatrice Wilson
CE South Building

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Humanities - Upcoming Classes

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The common history of these three major religions and the conflicts among them impact many of today's crises in the world. Today, more than ever, the importance of understanding the acquaintance with these traditions and the connections between them is needed. After background in the ancient Near East, origins, beliefs, and current thought in all three traditions will be discussed. Judaism will cover the Hebrew Bible, reorganization after the fall of Jerusalem in 70 CE, the Talmud and modern divisions. Christianity will deal with the early church and the rise of ''Orthodoxy'' as well as recent history. Islam will deal with its founding, laws and theology, expansion, and the rise of radical Islamic factions. The optional text, A History of God, by Karen Armstrong, is widely available in the second hand market.

Note: Personal Enrichment Tuition Remission Eligible

Section WIA‐PE

08591
$100
2/6/18 - 4/24/18
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Eleanor Cooley
Cooley Residence ‐ SE Area

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This course will begin with the sources about the Celts, what we know about their origins and migrations, by looking at the archeological evidence and writings of the Greeks and Romans. Following this we will discuss the roles of women, craftspeople (builders, artists, metal workers, etc.) and kings and Druids in their society. We will then begin covering their religion; myth, cosmology, gods and goddesses. The story of Arthur and how it was brought together with the Holy Grail will occupy this class. Following this, the last few weeks will be spent on the coming of Christianity and how it developed (quite differently from the rest of Europe). Particularly in Ireland, Scotland and Wales. We will use a good bit of film in this class since ''a picture is worth a thousand words'' and I believe it will be helpful. There is no text but I have many books that may be checked out depending on interest.

Note: Personal Enrichment ‐ Tuition Remission

Section WIA‐PE

08592
$100
2/6/18 - 4/24/18
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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