Dr. Dina Hartzell, human sciences and interdisciplinary studies faculty member, will speak at Nature, Health and Ecology: A Forum on Well-Being and the Environment in Portland on June 1, 2013.
The human studies bachelor's degree program centers on six core courses. These classes explore a range of perspectives on the relationships that affect human behavior.
Human Studies Perspectives – Provides an interdisciplinary foundation in literature and philosophy and examines relationships with the self, others, the environment and the transcendent
Relationship with Self – Examines views of "self" from a variety of perspectives to increase awareness and understanding of human development over the life course
Relationship with Others – Enhances awareness of social interaction and its influence on perception, attitudes, interactions and behavior
Relationship with the Environment – Examines how humans relate to the social, physical and natural environments
Relationship with the Transcendent – Explores dimensions of humans' spiritual relationships from psychological, developmental and religious perspectives
Humans Being: Developing a Perspective – Considers the facets of human nature and human existence through a collaborative process