Humanities programs

Humanities Major

Requirements
Primary humanities discipline: 27-28
Choose 27-28 credits from one primary discipline; courses must be selected from the following list.
Secondary humanities discipline: 12
Choose 12 credits from one secondary discipline; courses must be selected from the following list.
Electives: 12
Choose 12 credits in humanities from courses other than your chosen primary or secondary discipline; courses must be selected from the following list.
Total credits required: 51-52

Art as primary discipline
ART 120 - Art History Survey, Prehistoric Through Medieval
ART 122 - Art History Survey, Renaissance Through Early 20th Century
ART 206 - Drawing
ART 215 - Ceramics
ART 217 - Sculpture
ART 242 - Printmaking
ART 244 - Painting
Total credits required: 28

English as primary discipline
English electives 8
Choose one course: 4
ENG 225 - Literature of the Developing World
ENG 238 - Literature and Film
ENG 350 - Reading and Writing Short Fiction
ENG 352 - Reading and Writing Poetry
Choose one course: 4
ENG 346 - American Literature I
ENG 347 - American Literature II
ENG 385 - Literature of Place
ENG 386 - The Other America
Choose one course: 4
ENG 376 - Medieval Literature
ENG 377 - English Renaissance Literature
ENG 378 - English Nineteenth-Century Literature
ENG 379 - English Twentieth-Century Literature
Choose one course: 4
ENG 345 - Linguistic Perspectives on English
ENG 401 - History and Theory of Rhetoric
ENG 410 - Seminar in Interpretation
ENG 480 - Special Topics in Literature and Culture
Choose four credits: 4
ENG 380 - Special Topics in Writing
ENG 387 - Special Topics in Rhetoric
ENG 480 - Special Topics in Literature and Culture
Total credits required: 28

Note:

* This course has varying subject matter and may be taken twice; the humanities major with English as the primary discipline must take it at least once.

History as primary discipline
History electives 6
HIS 150 - Introduction to Historical Inquiry
HIS 201 - History of the United States to 1865
HIS 202 - History of the United States from 1865
HIS 435 - Philosophy of History and Historiography
Choose one course: 4
HIS 320 - Topics in European/World History
HIS 326 - Modern Europe
HIS 327 - Nazi Germany and the Shoah
HIS 328 - History of Medieval Europe
Choose one course: 4
HIS 351 - Topics in American History
HIS 357 - Civil War and Reconstruction
HIS 358 - The American West
Total credits required: 28

Music as primary discipline
Class or private instruction 2
Ensemble participation 2
Music electives 5
MUS 111 - Music Theory I
MUS 112 - Music Theory II
MUS 318 - History of Music II
MUS 319 - History of Music III
Choose one course: 3-4
MUS 211 - Music Theory III
MUS 317 - History of Music I
Choose one course: 2
MUS 301 - Basic Conducting
MUS 320 - World Musics
*Choose one course: 1
MUS 133 - Piano Class Intermediate II
MUS 251 - Piano Lessons
Total credits required: 27-28

Note:

*Students with a piano emphasis must substitute 1 credit of class or private lessons in a secondary area.

Philosophy as primary discipline
Philosophy electives 12
PHI 202 - Logic
Choose one course: 4
PHI 200 - Introduction to Ethics
PHI 214 - Contemporary Moral Issues
Choose two courses: 8
PHI 225 - Ancient Greek Philosophy
PHI 226 - Medieval Philosophy
PHI 227 - Modern Philosophy
PHI 229 - Twentieth-Century Philosophy
Total credits required: 28

Note:

Majors are required to take at least 8 credits of 300-level (and above) in elective courses.

Religion as primary discipline
Take any combination of REL courses (excluding REL150 and REL250) to equal 28 credits. Up to eight credits of GRE and HEB may be taken.
REL 260 - Christian Ethics
REL 280 - History of Christianity
REL 290 - Christian Witness
REL 294 - Introduction to Christian Missions
REL 295 - Intercultural Communication
REL 310 - Christian Spirituality
REL 317 - Topics in Old Testament Studies
REL 322 - Topics in New Testament Studies
REL 328 - Biblical Interpretation and Theology
REL 370 - Calvin and Calvinism
REL 375 - Topics in Theology
REL 382 - Religion in America
REL 384 - Topics in the History of Christianity
REL 385 - Topics in Religion
REL 390 - World Religions
REL 392 - Topics in Missiology
REL 472 - Senior Seminar in Religion
GRE 101 - Elementary Biblical Greek and Culture
GRE 102 - Elementary Biblical Greek and Culture
GRE 201 - Intermediate Biblical Greek and Culture
GRE 202 - Intermediate Biblical Greek and Culture
HEB 101 - Elementary Biblical Hebrew and Culture
HEB 102 - Elementary Biblical Hebrew and Culture
Total credits required: 28

Spanish as primary discipline
Literature courses numbered 300 or above 6
Electives: courses numbered 202 or above, taught in Spanish 21
Total credits required: 27

Note:

A maximum of 18 credits may be from approved study-abroad programs, in language, culture, literature or other humanities courses, numbered 202 or above and taught in Spanish.

Theatre and speech as primary discipline
THE 112 - Performance Studies
THE 130 - Introduction to Design
THE 215 - Acting
THE 312 - Directing
THE 406 - Topics in Dramatic Literature
Choose 4 credits: 4
THE 343 - History and Theory I
THE 344 - History and Theory II
Choose 8 credits: 8
ENG 280 - Shakespeare
PHI 238 - Philosophy of the Arts
THE 114 - Stagecraft
THE 133 - Ballet
THE 135 - Jazz Dance
THE 206 - Playwriting: The One-Act
THE 226 - Scene Design
THE 227 - Introduction to Lighting Design
THE 230 - Costume Design
THE 260 - Drama Ministries Ensemble
THE 305 - Story and Worship
THE 315 - Acting: Scene Work
THE 328 - Advanced Lighting Design
THE 407 - Playwriting: The Full-Length
THE 465 - Selected Topics in Theatre and Speech
Total credits required: 28