Humanities Major - Bachelor of Arts
There has never been a more exciting time to be human—or has there? What exactly does it mean to be a human being in the twenty-first century? How can you get the most out of your humanity? Find out by majoring or minoring in the Humanities. It can help prepare you for a life you may not have considered, in ways you've never imagined.
The Humanities major consists of a minimum of 40 credits of academic work, with a minimum grade of C, including the following core requirements:
Integrated Core Courses (at least 2 courses/8 credits)
Students should take these courses preferably in the freshman and/or sophomore year.
|HUMA 510 (A, B, C, or D)||Ancient World: An Interdisciplinary Introduction||4|
|HUMA 511 (A, B, C, or D)||Medieval World: An Interdisciplinary Introduction||4|
|HUMA 512 (A, B, C, or D)||Renaissance and Early Modern: An Interdisciplinary Introduction||4|
|HUMA 513 (A, B, C, or D)||Modern World: An Interdisciplinary Introduction||4|
|HUMA 514 (A, B, C, or D)||20th Century, 1900-1945: An Interdisciplinary Introduction||4|
|HUMA 515 (A, B, C, or D)||20th Century, 1945-1999: An Interdisciplinary Introduction||4|
Core Course (1 course/4 credits)
Students will be made acquainted with the methods and technology required for research in the humanities. Students should take this course during the sophomore or junior year.
|HUMA 500||Critical Methods in the Humanities||4|
Seminar in the Humanities (at least 1 course/4 credits)
Each student takes at least one offering (4 credits) of the Seminar in the Humanities, preferably during the junior or senior year. This seminar provides an opportunity for in-depth reading, viewing, and/or listening to texts and artifacts. The emphasis is on the multiple perspectives and methodologies that can be brought to bear upon these works from several humanistic disciplines.
Each student participates in the research seminar (for a total of 4 credits) throughout the senior year. The seminar provides a context within which students may discuss and receive directions in the course of completing a major research paper, the senior thesis. At the end of the second semester, students present their research to the faculty and their fellow students.
|HUMA 798||Research Seminar||1|
|HUMA 799||Research Seminar||3|
Beyond the 20 credits of core requirements, each student must fulfill the following requirements:
- A minimum of 8 additional credits from other Humanities Program courses;
- An additional 12 credits from Humanities Program offerings and from the offerings of other departments and programs, with the advice and approval of each student’s major adviser or the program coordinator. These offerings should bear some relation to the student’s particular interests and senior research paper, as seems appropriate in each individual case.