Humanities

Program Requirements

Humanities
  • General education requirements for a baccalaureate degree: 43 hrs.
  • Tools courses: Foreign language (two semesters or equivalency): 6-8 hrs.
  • Distributed coursework in at least three fields of the humanities, 200-400 level, including the senior seminar in the first field of concentration: 54 hrs. total
    1st field of concentration: 21 hrs.
    2nd field of concentration: 18 hrs.
    3rd field of concentration: 15 hrs.
  • Twenty-one hours of electives (15 hours must be outside the area of humanities including 12 hours at the 200-400 level)

General requirements or expectations by participating disciplines follow 1) prerequisites; 2) course-work in field of concentration; 3) comprehensive experience 4) assessment program for the first field of concentration.

English:
  • The student must have completed Composition & Texts I & II and the general education requirement in literature.
  • Any 200-400 courses in English are acceptable for the program except ENG 382 (Business Communication) and ENG 400 (Methods of Teaching English), but students are limited to two 200-level English courses.
  • The student doing a 21-hour concentration in English must take the senior seminar in English and make an attempt in the seminar paper to draw together the several fields of concentration of the humanities major.

History:
  • Humanities majors choosing history as their first field of concentration should complete HIS 101, 102, 111, 112, 497 (or 498) and six hours of 200-400 level electives.
  • Humanities majors choosing history as their second field of concentration should complete HIS 101, 102, 111, 112, and six hours of 200-400 level electives.
  • Humanities majors choosing history as their third field of concentration should complete HIS 101 and 102 or HIS 111 and 112, as well as nine hours of 200-400 level electives.

Philosophy:
  • Two introductory courses at the 100-200 level are required as prerequisites.
  • Courses in any area of concentration are selected with the advice of the faculty.
  • Those doing a 21-hour concentration in philosophy must take the coordinating seminar in philosophy. The research paper submitted for this seminar may be read, judged, and graded by faculty members from all three areas of concentration in the humanities major.

Theology:
  • No special prerequisites are imposed, but students should be of junior standing before taking upper-level courses in theology.
  • Courses should be selected with advice from the appropriate Chair.
  • Those doing a 21-hour concentration in theology must take at least one coordinating seminar in theology. The research paper submitted for this seminar may be read, judged, and graded by faculty members from all three areas of concentration in the humanities major.

For more information, students should consult with participating programs.

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