Sep 22, 2023
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The Humanities Division encompasses the history, theory, analysis and criticism of language, literature and other texts, religion, art, and music; and the examination of fundamental questions arising in the human search for values, knowledge, purpose, and meaning. These are central concerns of the departments of African American Studies; English; Languages, Literatures and Linguistics; Art and Music Histories; Philosophy; Religion; Women’s and Gender Studies; and Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition. Hence, most courses satisfying the Humanities Division requirements come from these departments.
The Humanities List
Students must take at least four courses from the following list, including a two-course sequence as indicated, to complete the requirement for four courses in this division. No more than three courses may be taken from a single department or program (even if the courses of the department or program are in more than one division).
Art and Music Histories
All HOA and HOM courses count in the Humanities Division.
A sequence in art history can be made up of one HOA 100-level course plus any other HOA course (at any level).
A sequence in HOM can be made up of any two HOM courses.
- COG courses may be accepted by petition.
Communication Sciences and Disorder
- All ENG courses count in the Humanities Division.
A sequence can be made up of any two 100 - level ENG courses, any two 200-level ENG courses, or a combination of one 100-level ENG course and one 200-level ENG course, or the combination of ENG 242 and ENG 305 .
Any 2-course combination of HNR 240, 340, or 440 including any taken twice constitutes a sequence.
- JSP courses that are cross listed with humanities courses.
- All ARB courses 202 and above.
- All CHI courses 202 and above.
- All GER courses 202 and above
- All HEB courses 202 and above.
- All HIN courses 202 and above.
- All JPS courses 202 and above.
- All KOR courses 202 and above.
- All POR courses 202 and above.
- All TRK courses 202 and above.
Latino-Latin American Studies
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Studies
Literature in Translation
- All LIT courses. The following are sequences:
Native American and Indigenous Studies
- All PHI courses.
A sequence can be made up of any two 100-level PHI courses, any two 200-level PHI courses, or a combination of one 100-level PHI and one 200-level PHI courses with the following exception: the combination of PHI 171 and PHI 172 does not constitute a sequence.
- All REL courses.
- A sequence can be made up of any REL course with any REL course at the 200-level or above.
Women’s and Gender Studies
All WGS courses cross-listed with ENG, HOA, HOM, LIT, PHI, and REL in addition to the following:
Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition
- WRT 114 - Writing Culture
- WRT 115 - Writing, Rhetoric, and the Environment
- WRT 116 - Writing, Rhetoric, and Social Action
- WRT 117 - Writing, Rhetoric, and Satire
- WRT 118 - Writing for a Better You
- WRT 240 - Writing through Health, Wellness, and Illness
- WRT 255 - Advanced Argumentative Writing
- WRT 304 - Indigenous Writing and Rhetoric
- WRT 413 - Rhetoric and Ethics
- WRT 422 - Studies in Creative Nonfiction
- WRT 423 - African American Rhetoric
- WRT 424 - Studies in Writing, Rhetoric, Identity
- WRT 428 - Studies in Composition, Rhetoric and Literacy
Interdepartmental Sequences in the Humanities