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Curriculum Overview

A Humanities major consists of 18 semester hours of HUM-prefix courses, plus 12 hours of coursework from other related departments. Some HUM courses are historical studies of American, European, and/or non-Western culture, while others focus on the relationship between culture and such areas as the arts, the natural sciences, or the social sciences. In addition, majors take 12 hours of elective courses in international studies, religion or philosophy, literature or film, and fine arts. These courses build a strong intellectual foundation, but also leave time for other electives and for a student to add a minor and/or a second major in other areas of study.  In fact, students are encouraged to double-major to reinforce their work in a related discipline (e.g., pairing humanities with English, art history, philosophy, or foreign languages), to place that work in a social context (humanities and history, psychology, or sociology), or to lend cultural meaning to the natural sciences (e.g., humanities and chemistry, physics, biology, or mathematics). In addition to fulfilling the requirements for the Humanities major, all students must also meet all other university core curriculum and graduation requirements.

A Humanities minor consists of 18 credit hours in HUM-prefix courses.  Students may select any six HUM courses.


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