Catalog 2010-2012


The Humanities major requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements (pages xxx-xxx) and the following specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 120 hours. Liberal Arts Core courses included in major program requirements are distinguished by italics.

This is an interdisciplinary major offered by the College of Humanities and Fine Arts*, and is under the jurisdiction of the dean of that college.

*Plans are in progress to consolidate the College of Humanities and Fine Arts and the College of Natural Sciences by June 30, 2011.


Humanities: 680:021; 680:022; 680:023; 680:192 .....12 hours

Interdisciplinary courses in, or including, the humanities* .....9 hours

Courses in history, from any department .....6 hours

Critical and analytical course .....3 hours

Participatory course in creative or performing arts .....3 hours

Electives in any of the above or other humanities areas .....9 hours

42 hours

*These courses may include seminars in the interpretation of texts, in philosophy of history, in aesthetics, in a theme or period, in a topic relating the humanities to the natural or social sciences, or other appropriate courses as available.

The student, with the consent of the Humanities Advisor, will outline a cohesive program of cross-disciplinary study around a chronological period, theme, culture, or other focus of the student's choice.

All reasonable variations on this program should be approved.