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    SubjectCatalog # and SectionClass NumberTopic TitleUnitsDescription
    ANTH 307-143174Ancient Egypt3Special topic description: Ancient Egypt through an archaeological lens. Early settlements through the rise of Pharaonic empires - economic and political organization, intercultural interactions, subsistence, art, architecture, writing, and religion. ANTH 307 will hold no synchronous meetings; all course work is asynchronous online.
    ANTH 339-143243Evolutionary Anatomy3Special Topic: Evolutionary Anatomy (3 units). Description: Human anatomy from an evolutionary and functional perspective. Emphasis on systems and topics essential to applied and/or evolutionary biological anthropology. Focus is on humans, with comparison to other vertebrates. The class will hold no synchronous meetings; all course work is asynchronous online.
    ANTH 339-243573Comparative Osteology1Special Topic: Comparative Osteology Lab (1 unit). Description: Hands-on workshop focusing on identification of whole and fragmentary human skeletal remains and of nonhuman skeletal remains common in forensic and archaeological contexts. The class will meet in BSS 310 on Saturday, October 23, 9:00 AM to 4:50 PM and on Sunday, October 24, 9:00 AM to 12:50 PM. The rest of the course work will be asynchronous online.
    ANTH 390-142879China Dreaming4Special Topic: China Dreaming - Perspectives on contemporary China's diverse and changing culture. We consider emerging social and political institutions, media, literature, film, and ethnographic accounts to gain perspective on aspirations, ideologies, and grounded experience. ANTH 390 is fully online. The class will meet synchronously online Mondays, 1:00-2:50 PM. The rest of the course work will be asynchronous online.
    ART 301-143005Museums & Politics of Display3Special Topic Description: From cabinets of curiosity to contemporary art fairs, this course will explore the history of exhibition practices and how techniques of display influence our interpretation of objects and cultures.
    ART 301-243006Art + Technology3Special Topic Description: This course will examine the ways that art and technology have interfaced over time ¿ from the invention of paper in the 2nd century to the use of 3D printing today.
    ART 304-143517The West3Special Topic Description: Using the Smithsonian exhibition The West as America, Reinterpreting Images of the Frontier, 1820¿1920 as a framework, this course will explore the mythology of ¿The West¿ in American art.
    ART 321-143007Comics3Create original works of sequential art by responding to a series of prompts. Instruction in ink, color watermedia, and basic drafting tools. Explore the work of historical and contemporary cartoonists. Repeatable.
    ART 321-243247The Natural World3Create a series of drawings informed by a study of images and ideas about nature. Instruction in both black and white and color media on paper. Explore the work of historical and contemporary artists who take the natural world as a primary subject. Repeatable.
    ART 330-143011Etching3Special Topic Description: Emphasis on intaglio printmaking processes such as drypoint, engraving, etching and collagraph. Single and multi-plate color printing and techniques such as using chine collé will be covered. Hybrid with Student Rotation
    ART 337-143012Photo: Alternative Processes3Hybrid with Student Rotation Special Topic Description: Explore analog photography through non-silver darkroom processes such as cyanotypes, tintypes, and gum bichromates. Repeatable!
    ART 349-143015Fabrication Techniques3Hybrid with Student Rotation
    ART 367-143021Experimental Lighting & Printg3Hybrid with Student Rotation Special Topic Description: This course is an introduction to archival pigment printing with inkjet printers, on-location lighting and studio lighting. All assignments in this course will have both a strong technical and as well as creative problem-solving component. Repeatable!
    ART 372-143250Animation3Special Topic Description: This class explores the medium of animation as an art form and tool for creative expression. Combine foundational skills and interests as well as observational, manual and critical thinking skillsets with digital tools from Adobe CC to achieve your creative vision.
    ART 395-143022Art and Place3Special Topic Description: Examine the potential of lens-based visual practices to examine the concept of place. Explore image making as a document tool, the means for artistic expression, and an interdisciplinary medium that transcends traditional boundaries of art making.
    BIOL 180-243579Among Giants BOG1AG Biol/Bot/Zool-Small number of optional face-to-face, socially distanced activities TBD (field trips, outdoor class, or possibly indoor activities).
    BIOL 180-343580Among Giants BOG1AG Biol/Zool-Small number of optional face-to-face, socially distanced activities TBD (field trips, outdoor class, or possibly indoor activities).
    BIOL 685-141871Visual Pres of Scientific Data1Virtual synchronous instruction.
    BIOL 685-241872Biology of the Chiroptera1Through selected readings and student presentations, this seminar will cover bat natural history, study methods, ecology, community and social behavior, and specialized adaptations such as physiological torpor, flight, and echolocation.
    CHEM 480-143685Organic Laboratory Techniques1face to face on Saturday and/or Sunday for 3 hours throughout the semester 8 times based on student and faculty availability. Social distancing and mask required.
    COMM 480-143119The Rhetoric of Well-Being4Special Topic Description: This course will explore a diverse array of human symbolizations of well-being, its meaning, purpose, expression, and attainment. The course design combines discussion, independent study, group work, and lecture to engage students in an in-depth study of what well-being is and how people say they have achieved it.
    CRGS 480-143255Radical Futures3Special Topic Description: This course will examine local and transnational social movements responding to histories and conditions of colonialism, racial capitalism, and globalization as they relate to the environment today.
    DANC 380-143633Aztec Dance1Special Topic Description: Learn and practice the movements, language, rhythms, rituals, drumming and use of percussive instruments in Aztec dance. Understand Aztec dance as a means of cultural and spiritual revitalization and decolonization of the Nahua and other indigenous peoples of Mexico.
    ENGL 336-143096Multicultural Queer Narratives4Special Topic Description: Fiction, memoir, poetry, film and performances that subvert conventions of sexuality, ethnicity, identity, and narrative. Audre Lorde, Denise Frohman, Deborah Miranda, Franny Choi, Tim'm West, Carla Trujillo, Cherríe Moraga, the film Moonlight, and more.
    ENGL 350-143261Witches and Witchcraft4Special Topic Description: This semester we will draw on a multitude of texts¿literary, legal, religious, and scholarly¿to trace the history of the figure of the witch. Our key questions will be: what is a witch and how, when, and why are witches viewed as a threat? For much of our semester, we will focus of representations of witches and witchcraft in the early modern period, roughly 1490-1650, which was the height of the "witch craze" in England; however, we will end the semester with a look at more contemporary representations of witches in order to think through own cultural fascinations with them.
    ENGL 370-143098Power in and of the Home4Special Topic Description: A place is a space made meaningful and few places are as meaningful as the home. The household or home is a geographical and metaphorical space that is socially, politically, and historically constructed; it can be a place of nurturance, love, and refuge as well as a place of alienation, horror, and violence. We will engage with a variety of texts and disciplines in order to investigate different conceptions of the household and home as well as representations of power within (and without) the home in relation to identity, history, and geography.
    ENGL 570-142663Power in and of the Home4Special Topic Description: A place is a space made meaningful and few places are as meaningful as the home. The household or home is a geographical and metaphorical space that is socially, politically, and historically constructed; it can be a place of nurturance, love, and refuge as well as a place of alienation, horror, and violence. We will engage with a variety of texts and disciplines in order to investigate different conceptions of the household and home as well as representations of power within (and without) the home in relation to identity, history, and geography.
    ENGR 280-141302First Year ERE Seminar1First two weeks of semester, labs will meet virtually during the scheduled meeting time. For the remainder of the semester, students are encouraged to attend in person but will have the option to attend virtually during the scheduled meeting time. In-person attendance will not be not required; however, if attending in person, COVID safety protocols will be required.
    ENST 123-143030Fndtns of Organic Gardening1This is an asynchronous class that runs (Sep 13 - Nov. 19, 2021). Facilitator: Delaney Schroeder-Echavarria Email: das21@humboldt.edu
    ENST 123-343434Green Building1This is an asynchronous class that runs (Sep 13 - Nov. 19, 2021). Facilitator: Klara Hernandez Email: kh240@humboldt.edu
    ENST 123-543716Cooking and Sustainability1This is an asynchronous class that runs (Sep 13 - Nov. 19, 2021). Facilitator: Brittany Long Email: bl154@humboldt.edu
    ENST 480-143436Arts, Climate & Health Justice3Special Topic Description: ENST480 Arts, Climate & Health Justice (3). A course for anyone interested in climate change, health, and any of the arts. Climate justice is an issue of health justice, and the arts have a role in intervening in systems of injustice.
    ES 336-143097Multicultural Queer Narratives4Special Topic Description: Fiction, memoir, poetry, film and performances that subvert conventions of sexuality, ethnicity, identity, and narrative. Audre Lorde, Denise Frohman, Deborah Miranda, Franny Choi, Tim'm West, Carla Trujillo, Cherríe Moraga, the film Moonlight, and more.
    ES 480-142886Campus Dialogue on Race1Special Topic Description: Dynamic speakers, workshops, exhibits and screenings that relate to racial justice, civil rights, democracy, intersectional analysis, and strategies for transformation. Attend Campus Dialogue on Race events TBA.
    FREN 340-143510Mémoires d'immigrés2Special Topic Description: Mémoires' immigrés: Through novels and films, the class will explore how immigrants, via their own experiences, tell stories that challenge the demonization to which immigrants of color are subjected in the media. FREN 340 is fully online. The class will meet virtually on Tuesdays, 11:00-12:50.
    FREN 390-142966The Arab Spring and Beyond1Special Topic Description: The Arab Spring and Beyond - This seminar assesses the outcomes of the revolution in light of two of the most notorious social movements of the past fifty years: "May 68" and the 2011 "Occupy" movement. FREN 390 will be fully online. Class will meet virtually on Tuesdays, 9/7 to 9/28, from 6:00 to 8:50 PM. The remaining coursework will be conducted asynchronously.
    GEOG 471-143042Humboldt Geographic3Special Topic: Work on an editorial team producing a geography-based journal featuring department news, features, geographic research, alumni updates, maps, and geovisualizations. Each student also produces written copy and conducts layout. Class will meet online on Mondays, 3:00-4:20. The rest of the course work will be asynchronous online.
    GEOG 472-143671African History & Civilization4The class is fully online, and will meet virtually on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:00 AM to 12:50 PM.
    GEOG 472-143671African History & Civilization4Special Topic: African History & Civilization. This is an upper division survey course that explores key developments in Sub-Saharan history since the Berlin Conference of 1885. The course will focus on the effects of colonialism, the struggle for independence, issues of human rights, careful analyses of interactions between the former colonizers and colonized nations.
    GEOL 380-142092Hydrogeology3Face-to-face lecturers. Must be taken concurrently with Geol 380L Hydrogeology Lab.
    GEOL 380L-142093Hydrogeology1Face-to-face labs and field trips. Must be taken concurrently with Geol 380 Hydrogeology.
    GEOL 531L-143399Adv Skills in Prof Geology1Face-to-face field trips. There is a $25 class fee associated with this class.
    HIST 392-143487History of Science4Special Topic Description: HIST 392-History of Science from the Renaissance to Alexander von Humboldt This course surveys the history and historiography of science, ideas, and scholarship (intellectual history) from the Italian Renaissance until the turn of the nineteenth century:  Renaissance classical humanism, the scientific revolution, and Enlightenment.  Special emphasis is placed on the patronage of scholarship, alchemy, witchcraft/demonology, secularization/disenchantment, intellectual infrastructure (the invention of the scholarly journal and the research university), and the pseudo-science of race in the eighteenth century.  This course satisfies History Department major requirements for the ¿European Area.¿
    HIST 397-143230Nazism in 18th Century: FIlm1Special Topic Description: This film seminar examines the Nazi portrayal of the eighteenth century in film.  King Frederick II "the Great" (1712-1786) was one of the favorite historical subjects of Nazi film propaganda, and this seminar will examine several of the feature films in the "Prussian" series, such as "The Hymn of Leuthen" (1933), "The Old and the Young King" (1935), "Fridericus" (1937), and "The Great King" (1942).  Moreover the seminar will view and discuss "Jud Süß" (1940), the Nazi retelling (in film) of the story of Joseph Süß Oppenheimer (1698-1738): the Jew who served as the chief financial officer of the Duke of Württemberg, but was then accused of fraud, embezzlement, and lechery and brutally executed.  This course fulfills part of the "practicum" requirement for the History major. Trigger Warning:  This course will closely examine and discuss material that is objectionable on several levels, from the mendacity, brutality, and popularity of the Nazis to their vociferous and earnest anti-Semitism. Expect to be appalled. Class meets 9/24/21 from 5:00-8:00PM & 9/25/21 from 9:00AM to 5:00PM & 4 hours ONL/TBA
    INTL 480-143294IEW Leadership1International Education Week occurs in the fourth week of classes in the spring semester. This special topics class is the planning hub for IEW programming. As such, the work is spread across both fall and spring semesters. Students are expected to help plan/organize/promote the event and participate in one IEW session. During IEW, students will help ensure the event runs smoothly. IEW is an annual event at HSU that seeks to find the global in the local and to bring the global here to Humboldt (see: https://iew.humboldt.edu/). Space is limited and a permission number is required so email asap: alison.holmes@humboldt.edu.
    MATH 485-141077Seminar In Math - Colloquium1First two weeks of course is online. Remaining semester students will have the option to attend either in person or virtually during the scheduled meeting time. In-person attendance will not be not required; however, if attending in person, COVID safety protocol is required.
    MUS 180-143637Mariachi de Humboldt1Special Topic Description: An ensemble exploring various mariachi styles with authentic instrumentation. Open to all levels of experience with guitar, violin, trumpet, or singing
    MUS 180-243638Fundamentals of Music Support1Special Topic Description: Extra assistance and practice for MUS 110 Fundamentals of Music
    PSCI 485-1043091Democracy and Populism4Special Topic Description: Many say we are living in a "populist moment." To some, this is a threat to democracy and inclusion, in favor of charismatic leaders and post-truth politics. To others, populism allows ordinary people to challenge domination by ruling elites. We¿ll develop our understanding of both democracy and populism in order to examine the relationship between them. This seminar will enable every student to formulate their own capstone project that addresses some element of this theme. Face-to-face class meeting once a week (social distance and masks required) with asynchronous virtual work
    RS 393-142700Cults & NewReligiousMovements3Special Topic Description: How do you tell if you or a loved one is a member of a doomsday cult? Why did people join People's Temple, Branch Davidians, or Heaven's Gate? How did Scientology, Jehovah's Witness, and Mormonism grow from small cults into global religions? What are guru-ism, New Age, Neopaganism, and Wicca? Which cults target HSU students? What is intentional living? Hasidic Judaism, Pentecostal Christianity, and Shi'a Islam are also introduced. Course will benefit psychology, biology, and anthropology majors.
    WLDF 480-141681Selected Topics Wildlife Mgmt1F2F in-person class (Saturday 9/11/21 & Saturday 9/18/21, times TBD) with 1 online synchronous planning meeting before 9/11/21 and 1 online meeting after 9/18/21. Activities will include camera trapping and radio telemetry at Arcata Community forest and Ma-le'l Dunes.
    WLDF 480-243628Selected Topics Wildlife Mgmt1F2F in-person class (Saturday 9/11/21 & Saturday 9/18/21, times TBD) with 1 online synchronous planning meeting before 9/11/21 and 1 online meeting after 9/18/21. Activities will include camera trapping and radio telemetry at Arcata Community forest and Ma-le'l Dunes.
    WLDF 480-343629Selected Topics Wildlife Mgmt1F2F in-person class (Friday 9/25/21 5:30 - 7:30 PM, Saturday 9/26/21 & Sunday 9/27/21, times TBD) with 1 online synchronous planning meeting before 9/25/21 and 1 online meeting after 9/27/21. Activities will include small mammal trapping and camera trapping at Ma-le'l Dunes.
    WLDF 480-443630Selected Topics Wildlife Mgmt1F2F in-person class (Saturday 10/2/21 & Saturday 10/9/21, times TBD) with 1 online synchronous planning meeting before 10/2/21 and 1 online meeting after 10/921. Activities will include point counts and vegetation surveys at Ma-le'l Dunes, mist-netting and herp cover boards at Wright Refuge.
    WLDF 480-543631Selected Topics Wildlife Mgmt1F2F in-person class (Saturday 10/2/21 & Saturday 10/9/21, times TBD) with 1 online synchronous planning meeting before 10/2/21 and 1 online meeting after 10/921. Activities will include point counts and vegetation surveys at Ma-le'l Dunes, mist-netting and herp cover boards at Wright Refuge.
    WS 336-142893Multicultural Queer Narratives4Special Topic Description: Fiction, memoir, poetry, film and performances that subvert conventions of sexuality, ethnicity, identity, and narrative. Audre Lorde, Denise Frohman, Deborah Miranda, Franny Choi, Tim'm West, Carla Trujillo, Cherríe Moraga, the film Moonlight, and more.
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