The depth of critical analysis as well as the breadth of knowledge covered by the humanities program's courses can be a great benefit to students pursuing a variety of other majors in the College of Arts and Sciences, in the Professional Schools and particularly students pursuing a pre-medical or pre-law school program of study. This minor provides students with the kinds of skills and interests that enhance employment opportunities as well as applications to graduate school.
Humanities program courses are designed to train students to understand and analyze critical, historical, social, political and critical issues from different perspectives and to teach students to draw independent conclusions. Our courses also help develop excellent written and verbal communication skills—recognized by the business and scientific worlds as indicators of future innovators as well as indicators of high quality practitioners and researchers across many different fields (media, communications, arts, creative design, marketing, etc.).
The minor in humanities offers students the opportunity to take a range of interdisciplinary courses offered by the humanities program faculty. Total: 18 credit hours (9 upper-division). All coursework applied to the minor must be completed with a grade of C- or better. No pass/fail work may be applied. The GPA for all minor coursework must equal 2.00 or higher. Students are allowed to apply no more than 9 credit hours, including 6 upper-division credit hours, of transfer work toward a minor.
Required Courses and Credits
|HUMN 2000||Methods and Approaches to the Humanities||3|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Introduction to Humanities: Literature 1|
|Introduction to Humanities: Art and Music 1|
|Introduction to Humanities: Literature 2|
|Introduction to Humanities: Art and Music 2|
|Nine hours of upper-division HUMN courses||9|
|Total Credit Hours||18|