Humanities is an interdepartmental major that offers an interdisciplinary and comparative approach to the study of the arts within their historical and cultural context. As a direct result of its encouragement of interdisciplinary approaches to the analysis and interpretation of literature, music, film, art, and modern media, humanities offers an opportunity for students and faculty to pursue a wide variety of approaches to these areas.
Humanities is committed to a profoundly comparative perspective enabling students and faculty to bring together not only different arts, but works drawn from different eras and cultures, Western and non-Western alike.
The undergraduate degree in humanities emphasizes knowledge and awareness of:
In addition, students completing the degree in humanities are expected to acquire the ability and skills to:
Course code for this program is HUMN.
Required Courses and Semester Credit Hours
Consult the Four-Year Guarantee Requirements for information on eligibility. Because the humanities major is unique in requiring courses from a number of different departments in addition to its own courses, it is imperative that students wishing to graduate in four years declare the major early and meet regularly with a major advisor. The concept of “adequate progress” as it is used here refers only to maintaining eligibility for the four-year guarantee; it is not a requirement for the major. To maintain adequate progress in humanities, students should meet the following requirements: