The Humanities engage students in a study of culture – the ways people understand their shared experiences and express meaning in their lives. In particular, the Humanities explore both historical and contemporary cultures in a search for answers to vital questions: What does it mean to be human? What is our human condition? What does it mean to live a good life? Music, art, literature, philosophy, languages, architecture, film, and history are among the most recognizable subjects humanities students can expect to become skilled at analyzing and evaluating. As they learn to see, discuss, and write about similarity and difference, continuity and change, beauty and tragedy, students will learn to anticipate connections between the values and ideas they and others live by in a world that is diverse, yet shared, enduring yet fragile.
Successful humanities majors become skilled critical thinkers, readers, and writers. They are sensitive interpreters of nuance and the creation of meaning in spoken, visual, aural, and written formats. Those who continue their studies are well-prepared for a variety of specialized fields, including art history, cultural studies, ethnic studies, film studies. Legal studies, literary studies, music, education journalism, advertising, and communication and design.
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Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program you will be able to:
- Discuss the origins and importance of culture.
- Explain how human experience and knowledge shape and are shaped by creative expression.
- Analyze aesthetic styles with appropriate reference to form, content, and historical context.
- Communicate effectively in speech and writing about topics relevant to Humanities.
- Differentiate a range of worldviews.
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