General Education Courses

Public & Applied Humanities general education courses are designed to help students attain a critical and inquiring attitude; develop an appreciation of the interdisciplinary nature of subject areas; gain skills in project management and creative problem solving; and deepen a sense of self. By selecting a PAH general education course, students will be prepared to respond more fully and effectively to an increasingly complex and ambiguous world.

Our current course offerings include: 

●    PAH 150A1 - Video Game Sights, Sounds & Stories

●    PAH 150A2 - Weird Stuff: How to Think About the Paranormal, the Supernatural & Other Mysterious Things

●    PAH 150A3 - The Great Outdoors: Improving Health, Wellness & Creativity by Living Life Outside

●    PAH 150B1 - Motorcycle Culture: Free Spirits, Easy riders & the Human Experience

●    PAH 160D1 - Play: An Interactive Introduction

●    PAH 160D2 - Living the Good Life: Humanities Perspectives on Culture & Community

●    PAH 160D3 - Memes: The Art & Craft of Microstorytelling

●    PAH 160D4 - Life in the City of Tomorrow: Time Travel, World Building & Speculative Futures

●    PAH 160D5 - Bedtime: Exploring the Cultures & Practices of Sleep

●    PAH 200 - Introduction to Applied Humanities

●    PAH 201 - Applied Humanities Practice: Techniques & Technologies for Public Enrichment

●    PAH 220 - Collaboration: A Humanities Perspective

●    PAH 221 - Creating, Imagining, Innovating: Intercultural Approaches for Academic & Career Success

●    PAH 230 - Video Games as Artifacts: Appreciating Interactive Multimedia Entertainment

●    PAH 231 - Global Video Game Cultures & Their Origins

●    PAH 240 - Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Global Perspectives on Human/Animal Relationships

●    PAH 260 - Asian Pacific American Cultures in Public Life

●    PAH 310 - Urban Multilingualism: An Introduction to Exploring Diverse Cities

●    PAH 320 - Working: The Rewards & Costs of Employment

●    PAH 330 - The Video Game Industry: An Introduction to the Business of Making Money with Play

●    PAH 331 - Video Game Studies: Critical/Cultural Approaches

●    PAH 350 - Health Humanities: Intercultural Perspectives

●    PAH 372 - Intercultural Competence: Culture, Identity, Adaptation & Intercultural Relations

Visit the university’s course catalog for course descriptions