The Department of Humanities offers undergraduate courses that provide an understanding of ideas, ideals, values, and beliefs as expressed through global arts and letters. The core courses – Humanities 150‚ 257 and 258 – explore global ideas and values. Other courses emphasize specific geo-cultural areas, genres, or media.
An ability to understand and analyze global ideas and values enables us to assume leadership roles in our communities, at work and throughout the world. Humanities courses help develop skills of questioning, comparison, analysis and judgment that are useful in work requiring creativity, critical thinking, teamwork, and decision-making. Exploring global cultures also provides new insights into one’s own heritage. Humanities is an enriching field of study for those planning to work in education, the arts, literature, social sciences, human services, community leadership, or international business.
SPECIAL ELEMENTS OF THE PROGRAM
All Humanities courses incorporate specific leadership skills, including Sustainability and Participatory Action Research perspectives.