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2022-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Bachelor of Arts 

The Humanities Program offers a highly individualized interdisciplinary plan of study which is focused on the liberal arts. Emphasis is placed on critical understanding and disciplined reflection. The program provides a strong liberal arts education that can serve as excellent preparation for all professions.

In consultation with the director, each student develops a personal course of study. Individual study plans are created by a judicious and focused selection of courses from the recognized humanities departments, with the possible addition of other selected courses. To enter the program, a student must have a grade point average of 2.5. From the time of entry, an overall grade point average of 2.75 must be maintained.

Required Courses

In addition to the undergraduate core degree requirements, the student must complete:

  1. Fine Arts: An additional three semester hours, consisting of any course chosen from a variety of approved and so designated fine arts courses.
  2. Foreign Language: Twelve semester hours, normally from one language.
  3. Humanities Electives: Each student selects 15 credits from the fields of art, classics, foreign language, history, literature, music, philosophy, theatre, and theology. Courses at the 200 level and above are preferred.

Please Note:

Academic programs vary in their requirements. Students should consult with their faculty advisor and the Academic Guidebook to review the Academic Planning Form pertinent to their program of study. In addition, students should review course descriptions regarding any prerequisites for required courses. Graduation requirements include a minimum of 120 credit hours, although some academic programs may require additional credits. Please refer to the Academic Resources   section of the catalog for more information. Information regarding the Core Curriculum is available within each course and online. 

Important Notes:

  1. There is no double-counting of classes in the Humanities Program, except with permission of the director. Such permission is often given to students who wish to pursue a minor in a language. Apart from this exception, normally no humanities course can be used to satisfy any requirement in the Core Curriculum, a minor, or a second major.
  2. Prospective humanities students should begin the foreign language sequence in the second year if not earlier, for two reasons:
    1. Students who wish to change from one foreign language to another will still have time to complete the four-course requirement.
    2. A student who wishes to earn a minor in a foreign language need take only two additional language courses beyond the four required for humanities. These two additional language courses count solely for the language minor and not toward the major.
  3. It is recommended that prospective humanities students complete   to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in fine arts.
  4. Majors are encouraged to participate in the Humanities Forum and the Reading Seminars in the Humanities offered each semester.

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