Minor in Humanities

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DIRECTOR: Ronald Weber
PROFESSORS: Haddox, Louden
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS: Best, Johnson, Ruiter, Simon, Weber
LECTURERS: Khan, Nemeth-Jesurun, Wren

233 Liberal Arts Bldg.
(915) 747-5835


Each of the classes in the Humanities Program (HUMN 3301, HUMN 3302, and HUMN 3303, and HUMN 4390) fulfills the upper division Humanities electives for all students and the upper division Humanities block for all students in the College of Liberal Arts. Courses in the Humanities Program are an exciting and challenging way to satisfy all upper division humanities requirements. Whatever one’s major, as one approaches the end of the college career these dynamic courses are the ideal way to bring meaning and structure to all of the diverse subjects and experiences that make up a college career. Humanities students question the world. Through shared inquiry of history’s great ideas and creations students evaluate our cultural and intellectual heritage, exploring such basic human questions as how we learn; the nature of the state; the rights and responsibilities of individuals in the community; concepts of human nature; the human species as victim, antagonist, or part of nature; the supernatural; esthetics; and technology. HUMN 3301, HUMN 3302, and HUMN 3303 are also offered in a totally online format.

Minor in Humanities

Students can fashion a minor concentration in the Humanities based upon their own plans and interests. All students should design a proposal for a coherent course of study. All proposals must be approved by the Director of the Humanities Program and be on file in the Humanities Office.

Complete 18 hours including:

  • 9-hours of Humanities courses, or 6-hours of Humanities courses and 3 hours of Humanities 4390
  • 9 hours of advanced-level courses to include courses from Art, Art History, Communication, Music, Literature, Religious Studies, Jewish Studies*, Theatre, Humanities, Languages and Linguistics*, History, Philosophy, Women’s Studies*, Chicano Studies*, Asian Studies*, Border and Latin American Studies*, and African American Studies*.

* Apply to Humanities Minor when topics are from the Humanities.

Degree Plan

Select nine hours of the following:9
Ancient Cultures
From Faith to Reason
Challenges of Modern Culture
Iliad Odyssey and the Bible
Paths of the Prophet
Classical Indian Epic & West
Medieval Women
Classical & Renaissance Drama
Africa and the Modern World
Jewish Women of the Holocaust
American Cultural Studies
Protest in Art and Literature
Special Topics in Humanities
Select nine hours of upper-division courses from at least two of the following areas: 19
Religious Studies
Jewish Studies
Theatre Arts
Languages and Linguistics
Women's Studies
Chicano Studies
African American Studies
1 All proposals must be approved by the department.
Total Hours18