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The Humanities major is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the main intellectual and cultural themes found throughout Western civilization. It offers students a fine core major for a liberal arts education.
A major in this area would provide a broad background for those whose postgraduate plans include specialized study in Art History, History, Literature, Philosophy or Religious Studies or training in a professional school.
Chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor (2)
Art History, English, History, History of Science, Music History and Literature, Interdisciplinary Studies, Philosophy, Religion, Theatre
Senior Year Requirement consists of satisfactory completion of a Humanities Senior Seminar or of comprehensive written and oral examinations offered by an interdepartmental committee of three faculty, including the student's advisor and faculty from two other departments involved in the Humanities program.
This seminar-style enrichment course, primarily intended for art history majors and minors, offers the opportunity to read and discuss key texts in the humanities (history, literature, philosophy, religion, theory, etc.) that relate to their current studies in art history. Faculty will plan the first few weeks of the syllabus and may schedule some guest speakers, films, and fieldtrips, but the bulk of the syllabus will be student generated. Students will be responsible for attending, reading, preparing discussion questions, and participating. Course may be taken twice for credit.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
A comparative study of the thought and artistry of major writers selected on the basis of their contributions to the development of Western culture within the context of a movement or historical period. Taught by faculty in humanities and literature subject fields and designed to provide seniors majoring in these subjects with an opportunity to synthesize their liberal arts experience. A visiting scholar enhances each seminar. Variable content. Seminar paper may also be accepted as an alternate means of senior evaluation by the student's major department.
General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Writing centered