A. 12 hours: Introduction to Humanities—HUMN 1110, 1210, 1120, 1220 (formerly HUMN 1010/1020)
B. 3 hours: HUMN 2000 (Methods and Approaches to the Humanities)
C. 15 hours: Upper-division courses in Humanities (HUMN)
D. First area of concentration: 18 hours in one discipline chosen from the following list (see your advisor for possible additional disciplines). 12 of the 18 hours must be upper-division.
E. Second area of concentration: 12 hours in a different discipline chosen from the following list (see your advisor for possible additional disciplines). There is no upper-division requirement for this area of concentration.
Possible disciplines for areas of concentration:
NB: Some of the above areas are better only for the second area of concentration due to the difficulty of getting into enough upper-division classes. Please see the HUMN advisor before making the final choice of your two areas of concentration.
For students interested in preparing for graduate work in Comparative Literature and other areas requiring extensive language training, the Humanities Program offers a Language Track.
A. 12 hours: HUMN 1110, 1210, 1120, 1220 (formerly HUMN 1010/1020)
B. 3 hours: Methods and Approaches to the Humanities (Humanities 2000)
C. 15 hours: Upper-division courses in Humanities
D. Third-year college proficiency in a primary foreign language
E. Second-year college proficiency in a secondary foreign language
F. First-year college proficiency in a tertiary foreign language
One of the three languages must be a Classical (e.g. Latin or Greek) or non-western language.
Since the number of credits for introductory language courses varies widely, it is impossible to determine the exact number of credits needed to fulfill these minimum requirements. Proficiency may be shown either by taking two courses at the appropriate level or by testing successfully at the appropriate level. Please see your academic advisor for further details.
Students who wish to receive honors can elect to write an honors thesis through The Humanities Program or through the Honors Department. More information is posted under the Honors program tab. The Humanities Department Honors Representative is Professor Paul Gordon, paul.gordon@Colorado.edu.
Although the Humanities major allows a breadth of choice, there are a few restrictions on which courses may count for the major. In addition, there are some cross-listed courses that may count although they have been taken in another department. These restrictions and possibilities are in part based on the areas of emphasis a student chooses. Therefore, frequent consultation with the departmental advisor is required to clarify which courses apply to an individual student’s major plan.
Some of the restrictions are as follows:
To clarify which courses count and which do not, see the program advisor.