Interdisciplinary Humanities Minor:  Core and Elective Courses

Core Courses in the Minor

Candidates will complete HMN 280, 282, or 283 and HMN 290 or 295 as CORE COURSES.   After completing at least one of these two core courses, students may begin taking courses to complete the minor, provided that the other core course is completed by the sum fourth course.  Students can complete the six course classroom minor or, alternately, the six course minor including five classroom courses and HMN 396 (3 hrs), Individual Study, this comprising independent thesis research and presentation.

Content Clusters from Which Students Might Draw the Interdisciplinary Humanities Minor

THESE ARE THEMATICALLY ASSEMBLED COURSES OF STUDY WHICH WE ENCOURAGE CANDIDATES TO REVIEW AND CONSIDER.  AFTER COMPLETING THE TWO INTRODUCTORY 200 LEVEL CORE COURSES ABOVE, STUDENTS WOULD CHOOSE UP TO FOUR COURSES TO COMPRISE THE MINOR. 

CANDIDATES FOR THE MINOR MAY APPLY UP TO TWO COURSES FROM LITERATURES IN TRANSLATION COURSES OFFERED IN THE DEPARTMENTS OF EAST ASIAN LANGUAGES, GERMAN AND SLAVIC LANGUAGES, ROMANCE LANGUAGES, AND CLASSICS.

Courses are subject to availability and space availability in a given academic year.

 

THESE ARE LISTS OF COURSES THAT COULD BE LINKED THEMATICALLY WITHIN THE MINOR.

 

HUMANITIES, CULTURE, AND HISTORY

Humanities and Nature (HMN 365)

Introduction to Linguistics (LIN 150)

Myth, Ritual, and Symbolism (ANT 336)

Culture and Nature (ANT 339)

The Individual and Society (SOC 325)

Communication and Ethics (COM 305)

Philosophy and Human Nature (PHI 114)

Ethnography and Religion (REL 305)

Independent Study Research Thesis (HMN 396)

 

HUMANITIES, IMAGINATION, AND THE ARTS

Art & Empire (ART 206)

American Drama (THE 375)

History of American Music (MUS 205)

History of Western Theater (THE 310)

Issues in Art History (ART 394)

Modern Art (ART 282)

Philosophy and Drama  (PHI 385)

Independent Study Research Thesis (HMN 396)

 

HUMANITIES AND ETHICS IN THE PROFESSIONS

America at Work  (HST 380)

Concepts of Health & Disease  (PHI 368)

Health & Human Services in a Diverse Society (CNS 335)

Humanities and Family Law: Child Custody  (HMN 379)

Medicine & Humanities (HMN 370)

Philosophy of  the Law (PHI 363)

Religion and the Law (REL 331)

Sickness & Health in American Society (HST 339) 

Science & Religion in Early Modern History (HIS 311)  

Independent Study Research Thesis (HMN 396)

 

HUMANITIES IN SPIRITUAL AND FAMILY LIFE

Contemporary Moral Problems (PHI 164)

Character and Virtue (PHI 280)

Fathers and Daughters: Humanities Perspectives (HMN 359)  

Meaning and Happiness (PHI 116)

Modern Philosophy (PHI 241)

Religious Utopias and the American Experience (HST 381)

Religious Traditions and Human Rights (REL 345)

Independent Study Research Thesis (HMN 396)

 

PUBLIC HUMANITIES

The Gothic Cathedral (ART 253)

Studies in Modernism (ENG 365)

America at Work (HST 380)

Culture and Sitcom (COM 318)

Linguistics and Gender (ANT 333)

Religion, Poverty, and Social Enterprise (REL 245)

Gender, Race, and Class Since 1800 (HST 338)

Human Rights (POL 252)

Religious Tradition and Human Rights (REL 336)

Independent Study Research Thesis (HMN 396)