Humanities

The Humanities major is designed for the Honors Student, one who is self-disciplined, self-motivated, and interested in pursuing a topic, theme, or cross-cultural project that is interdisciplinary in nature. Majoring in the Humanities requires 45 credits selected from at least five of the following fields:

  • Art
  • Drama
  • English
  • History
  • Foreign Language
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

A synthesizing seminar or an independent study project (3 to 6 credits), interdisciplinary in character, is required as part of the 45 credits.

Although the field of concentration crosses departmental lines, some particular theme, topic, or historical period should serve as a focal point. The student should, with the assistance of the director who must approve the selection and distribution of the courses, select a sufficient number of courses around this focal point to assure a more profound understanding of the area of study.