General Studies — Social Sciences/Humanities Plan A
Plan A consists of a primary and secondary concentration in either the humanities or social sciences.
Primary concentration: a minimum of 24 semester credits, including at least 15 300-400-level credits, must be completed in a single humanities or social sciences department or published program with a minimum 2.00 primary concentration GPA. The degree (Gen H or Gen S) will depend on the primary concentration.
Secondary concentration: a minimum of 15 semester credits, including at least 6 300-400-level credits, must be completed in another academic department, program or area published in the catalog with a minimum 2.00 gpa.
General Studies — Social Sciences/Humanities Plan B
Plan B consists of three areas of interest and major electives in either the humanities or social sciences.
Humanities: A combination of humanities courses totaling at least 39 hours involving three academic areas with a minimum of 9 hours in each of the three areas. At least 21 of the 39 hours must be at the 300-400 level and the gpa for the 39 hours must be a 2.00 minimum. Students declare the General Humanities major (Gen H) and receive a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities.
Social Sciences: A combination of social sciences courses totaling at least 39 hours involving three academic areas with a minimum of 9 hours in each of the three areas. At least 21 of the 39 hours must be at the 300-400 level and the gpa for the 39 hours must be a 2.00 minimum. Students declare the General Social Sciences major (Gen S) and receive a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences.
Approved General Humanities areas include: Comparative Ethnic Studies, English, Fine Arts, and History.
Approved General Social Sciences areas include: Anthropology, Business, Comparative Ethnic Studies, History, Psychology, Sociology, and Women’s Studies.
101 [HUM] [H] Humanities in the Ancient World 3 Integrated humanities: literature, philosophy, history, and art of the ancient world. (Crosslisted course offered as HUMANITY 101, FOR LANG 102).
103 [HUM] [H] Mythology 3 The theory of mythology and use of myths in art, literature, and music; Greco-Roman and one other.
302 [H] [M] Humanities in the Middle Ages and Renaissance 3 Integrated humanities; exploring great works and themes of the European Middle Ages and Renaissance, including art, architecture, music, philosophy, and literature. (Crosslisted course offered as HUMANITY 302, FOR LANG 302).
303 [H] [M] Reason, Romanticism, and Revolution 3 Integrated humanities; literature, philosophy, music, art, 1700 to World War I; revolutionary changes which led to the 20th century. (Crosslisted course offered as HUMANITY 303, FOR LANG 303).
304 [H] Humanities in the Modern World 3 Literature, philosophy, art, architecture, film, music since World War I; major works reflecting influential movements and concerns of the modern world. (Crosslisted course offered as HUMANITY 304, FOR LANG 304).
335 [H] The Bible as Literature 3 Historical and literary approach to texts of the Jewish and Christian scriptures; emphasis on history, interpretation, and influence.
338 Topics in Humanities 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Interdisciplinary, international topics in the humanities (art, architecture, music, literature, philosophy, film).
350 [G] Sacred Texts and Cultures of World Religions 3 Sacred and literary texts, spiritual practices, and cultural origins and values of six world religious traditions from an intercultural perspective.
410 [T] Love in the Arts 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Concepts of love around the world and in history through literature, art, music, dance, and theater.
450 [T] Representations of the Holocaust 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. How the Holocaust is represented and enters public memory through documentaries, memoirs, works of fiction, poetry, film, museums and monuments.
499 Special Problems V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. S, F grading.