Humanities Area 39 credits Bachelor of Arts

The Humanities Area option allows students to meet their individual education needs by developing a
major based on courses from several departments within the Humanities Division. The selection of
courses should reflect a theme or program that is developed in consultation with the faculty adviser.

Core Requirements 12 courses – 36 credits
To satisfy the requirements for a Humanities Area major, students select one department in which they
take five to six courses (15-18 credits) and two other departments in which they take three to four courses
(9-12 credits) each for a minimum total of 36 credits. An example program of studies for a student who
chose Communication as the major department and Literature and Art History as the minor departments
is shown below.

Mass Communications
Nonverbal Communication
Small Group Communication
Theories of Persuasion
Television and Society

English Literature
Introduction to Shakespeare
Development of the Novel
Early British Literature
Formative Masterpieces

History of Art and Architecture

Introduction to Art
Masterpieces of Western Painting
American Art

Additional Requirements 1 course – 3 credits
After earning 90 credits, all Humanities Area majors must take one of the capstone courses offered by the
major department or one of the minor departments as approved by the faculty adviser.

Students must earn at least a C- grade in all courses used to fulfill the requirements of the major.
Humanities Area 39 credits Bachelor of Arts