Have you ever wondered about the meaning of life? Have you ever pondered why there are so many religions in the world? Have you ever been powerfully moved by a painting or a sculpture? Have you ever wondered why the world is the way it is?
On the other hand, have you ever wanted to communicate better? Have you ever wished you could write powerfully and persuasively? Have you ever considered a career in law, public relations, journalism, or politics?
If you have, then maybe you should be studying the Humanities.
The Humanities explore what it means to be human, how humans have lived their lives in the past, and how people have given meaning to existence. In the process, the humanities also help you to polish your skills in thinking, writing, reading and expressing yourself.
The Humanities major is an interdisciplinary major that focuses on exploring the human condition through the ideas, artistic movements, religions, ideologies, and intellectual structures that humans use, and have used, to understand and give meaning to their world. At the heart of this endeavor is the commitment to use multiple disciplinary perspectives from the humanities to understand ideas across multiple eras, regions, and cultures.
Students in this major will gain a strong foundation in critical thinking; reading and interpretive skills; comparative study; and effective writing in several disciplines. This major prepares students for any number of careers in the humanities, publishing, ministry, writing, public relations, public administration, non-profit work, journalism, politics, government and diplomatic service, and also effectively prepares them for graduate study in law, journalism, English, History, Religious Studies, International Relations, Seminary, Government and Diplomacy, Cultural Studies and Humanities.
Humanities Major (B.A.) Requirements