Humanities Major, Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Mission Statement: the Humanities Program develops students’ understanding of how cultural values are expressed in art, music, philosophy, and literature and enhances their verbal and analytical skills.
- because this is an interdisciplinary major, all students are required to consult with the program coordinator when selecting courses for this major;
- 64 credits must be earned in courses not used for BACRs;
- two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single college level foreign language is required.
|Fine Arts—choose two or three courses from the following||10|
|Art Department and/or Music Department and/or Theatre Department|
|Literature—choose two or three courses from the following||10|
|English Department and/or Modern Languages and Literatures Department and/or Humanities|
|Philosophy—choose at least two courses from the following||10|
|Department of Philosophy and/or Humanities|
|Social Sciences—choose two or three courses from the following||10|
|Geography/Anthropology Department (courses in anthropology) and/or Economics Department and/or Political Science Department and/or History Department and/or Psychology Department and/or Sociology Department|
|Electives required in the major||20|
|Choose any HUMN courses not used for BACRs. These courses may be taken from the participating departments’ offerings or from the Humanities program itself. Consult with the program coordinator.|
|HUMN 491||SENIOR THESIS||4|
|or ITGS 400||INTERDISCIPLINARY SR CAPSTONE|
All admitted students must officially Declare a Major by the time they reach 90 credits (junior standing).
Application for Graduation must be made at least two terms in advance of the term you expect to graduate (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate).
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- demonstrate basic knowledge of the development of Western Civilization, including the influence on the culture from other civilizations;
- demonstrate knowledge of the different areas and functions of a library and demonstrate practical use of information resources in simple but independent research;
- distinguish basic forms and strategies of philosophy, literature and at least one of the arts and social sciences;
- interpret experiences and information differentially, incorporating perspectives of those who are different in cultural background, age, abilities, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation;
- write clear and effective English in a variety of rhetorical contexts.