2024-2025 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Jul 24, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Humanities Division

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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.

Cognitive Science

  • 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.


  • All HUM courses.

Jewish Studies

  • 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.

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: