Bachelor of Arts
The course of study includes interdisciplinary courses which examine topics and time periods from the perspectives of multiple Humanities disciplines. These courses engage students in cross-disciplinary critical thinking and analysis and prepare them for work in an increasingly interdisciplinary world. Students also choose two Humanities subfields to investigate in greater depth, choosing from history and global cultures; the visual and performing arts; philosophy and religious studies; and literature and writing.
Nature of the Program
The Humanities Bachelor of Arts Program is an ideal undergraduate major for you if:
- You’re interested in several humanities areas and the connections between them.
- You want a broad liberal arts degree./li>
- You want a flexible major, to pursue your individual interests or a minor.
- You want to improve your writing and critical thinking.
- You want to apply to law school or graduate school.
- You want a major with greater flexibility to finish a degree with transfer credits.
Humanities is an excellent choice for students who want to sample a variety of courses and take responsibility for developing their own focus.
This major helps students appreciate, understand, and interpret relationships among the arts, ideas, and values that have shaped Western and world cultures. Students are taught to become active learners who can synthesize, interpret, and communicate knowledge and experience through writing, speaking, and creative expression in a variety of media. The degree helps students meet these goals by offering a range of interdisciplinary and discipline-based courses in the arts, art history, communication studies, English, history, literature, music, philosophy, theatre, and writing. Study includes interdisciplinary courses that examine topics and time periods from the perspectives of multiple Humanities disciplines. Students are also encouraged to combine this major with a minor in such fields as business administration, writing, or communications. The Humanities major prepares students for careers in the arts, arts administration, business, corporate communications, government, teaching, museum work, and law, as well as providing a foundation for graduate study in a liberal arts field.