Humanities

General Information

The Humanities Department seeks to convey an interdisciplinary appreciation for cultural traditions. The major forms of human expression our discipline focuses on are art, music, literature, and religious expression, but include architecture, film, crafts, philosophy, and others. Humanities especially seeks to show the interrelationship of these forms so that students can not only see broad cultural trends, but also form their own aesthetic sensibility.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of courses in Humanities, students will be able to:

  • Recognize the mainstream and alternative ways that people of various cultural and historical contexts create the arts.
  • Develop an understanding of aesthetics to enable an informed response to the arts and an intercultural appreciation.
  • Analyze texts and practices through writing and discussion.
  • Understand how the disciplines of the humanities influence and enrich each other.

Courses

Credit, Degree Applicable Courses