Humanities Major

The Humanities nurture a love of learning, rigorous analytical skills, and effective verbal and written communication. The Humanities major also ensures a basic knowledge of social, physical, and biological sciences, knowledge of at least one foreign language, the study of literature and literary classics, the political, philosophical, theological, and cultural history of Western civilization, and the foundations and principles of our diverse American society.


The Humanities Major encourages students to self-design an interdisciplinary academic program. For example, under the guidance of a faculty advisor, a student may design a course of study in American Studies, Medieval Studies, Philosophy, Women's Studies, or International Studies. Core Humanities requirements include:

Western Civilization I or II
European or American Literature elective
Philosophy of the Human Person
Revelation & Faith
A course in Ethics

Self-Designed study requires 24 credits with a minimum of four upper-level courses of a central theme, in consultation with an advisor and approved by the Division Chair.

Minor in Humanities
Students in any major may complete a minor in Humanities with 30 credits.
 
Learning Outcomes for Humanities
Students successfully completing the Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities will be able:

1.Recognize and analyze the study of literature and literary classics

2.Evaluate political, philosophical, theological, and cultural history of Western civilization, and the foundations and principles of our diverse American society

3.Demonstrate skills in organization, writing, and public speaking  

4. Use skills in scholarly discourse synthesizing interdisciplinary perspectives



For more information, please contact:

James Bidwell
Assistant Professor History/Humanities
(508) 849-3267
jbidwell@annamaria.edu