• Three courses in the humanities will help you to understand the heritage of Western civilization in all its richness and diversity. You must have one course in each of three areas: literature, philosophy or religious studies, and history.

    This is your opportunity to meet some of the world’s greatest thinkers and writers and to place your own time in historical perspective. You will have a chance to think deeply about enduring, fundamental issues—like justice or equality or love—which men and women have continually struggled to understand better. 

  • Requirement: Three courses, 9 credits

    Note: one course in History, one in Literature, and one in Philosophy or Religious Studies.

    Course Title Credits
    HIST 196 Explorations in U.S. History 3
    HIST 197 Explorations in European History 3
    HIST 198 Explorations in Global History 3
    Course Title Credits
    ENGL 121 Humanities Literature 3
    ENGL 122
    Introduction to English Studies (English majors)
    FNLG 121 Humanities Literature (taught in English) 3
    MUHI 102 Music and Literature Survey (Music Education Majors Only) 3
    Philosophy or Religious Studies
    Course Title Credits
    PHIL 100
    Introduction to Philosophy
    PHIL 101 Critical Thinking 3
    PHIL 122
    Contemporary Moral Issues
    PHIL 130
    Introduction to Biomedical Ethics
    PHIL 223 Philosophy of Art 3
    PHIL 240
    Philosophy and the Good Life
    RLST 100 Introduction to Religion 3
    RLST 110 World Religions 3