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Humanities

The B.A. in Humanities program will prepare students for life in a rapidly-changing world by anchoring them in a Christ-centered morality, challenging them to become discerning consumers of information and truthful communicators in a post-truth society, and equipping them to be servants who lead humbly in their workplaces, churches, and communities. 

STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  1. Students will analyze and evaluate different perspectives on important topics
  2. Students will develop and articulate a worldview 
  3. Students will perceive their own unique skillsets and explain how their skillsets can have application in the workplace. 

Course Rotation Information:
Languages and Literature | History and Political Science

General Requirements for Humanities

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS
MAJOR: HUMANITIES 
General Education Requirements - 50 hours 
English 1301, 1302, and 2317 Great Books II - 9 hours 
Fine Arts (three hours from music, theatre, fine arts, art, or equivalent) - 3 hours
(MUSI 3360, MUSI 3361, MUSI 1306, or FNAT 1306)
Language (at least one semester, second year, all hours in same language) - 11 hours
Spanish, Greek
Religion 1320 and 1330 - 6 hours 
History - 3 hours
(HIST 2311, HIST 2312, or HIST 1307)
Political Science 2305 - 3 hours 
Social Science (CJUS, ECON, GEOG, PSYC, SOCI) - 3 hours 
(GEOG 1303, PSYC 2301, PSYC 2314 Development Throughout the Lifespan, or SOCI 1301)
Physical Activity - KINE 1238 - 2 hours 
Science (must be lab science)  - 4 hours
(BIOL 1412 Biodiversity of the Earth, or BIOL 2406 Environmental Issues)  
Mathematics - 3 hours 
Speech 1311, 1315, or 1318 - 3 hours 
Major area of study  - 32 hours
Minor (minimum of 18 hours) - 18 hours 
Electives (to total 120 hours)
                 Total: Minimum one hundred twenty (120) semester hours 

Major area of study - 32 hours 
Minor (minimum of 18 hours) - 18 hours 
Electives (to total 120 hours) 
Total: Minimum one hundred twenty (120) semester hours 

Humanities Major Requirements 

Completion of thirty-two (32) semester hours with a selected specialization
FOUNDATIONAL STUDIES – Twenty (20) semester hours
Choose one of the following three classes
    HIST 3301 Historiography 
ENGL 3305 Critical Theory 
ENGL 3302 Advanced Composition and Rhetoric
CHRM 1353 Intro to Philosophy
ENGL 4317 Great Books II
HUMA 1001 Humanities Experience 
HUMA 1100 Freshman Seminar 
HUMA 2100 Sophomore Seminar
HUMA 2301 Service Learning in the Humanities
HUMA 3100 Junior Seminar
HUMA 4100 Senior Seminar
HUMA 4001 Humanities Portfolio 
HUMA 4101 Intercultural Experience 
Three Hours of Internship or Practicum
    ACCT 4350 Internship
COSC 4350 Internship
CJUS 4350 Criminal Justice Practicum
HIST 4350 Internship
    POSC 4350 Internship
    LEAD 3302 Leadership Internship
      MGMT 4350 Internship
      MKTG 4350 Internship
    COMM 4351 Internship I Mass Media
    CHRM 4350 Internship
    BIOL 4351 Internship
    THEA 4350 Theatre Arts Internship
SPCH 4350 Internship in Communication
    PSYC/SOCI 4350 Practicum in Behavioral Sciences

Available Specializations

AVAILABLE SPECIALIZATIONS  – Select one of the following: 
    *Denotes course with pre-requisite not normally taken in Gen. Ed. 

Leadership 
Twelve (12) semester hours: 
Foundational Studies: Six (6) Semester Hours
LEAD 3301 Leadership Foundations 
LEAD 4301 Leadership for the future        
Support Studies:  Choose six (6) hours from the following list.
    LEAD 3304  Leadership in a Global Society
    PSYC 3307  Moral, Ethical and Religious Issues
CHRM 3352 Christian Ethics
CHRM 4303 Christian Servant Leadership
CHRM 4306 Church Leadership and Administration
SPCH 4309 Advanced Interpersonal Communication
BUAD 3367 Business and Accounting Ethics

Global Community
Twelve (12) semester hours: 
Foundational Studies: Three (3) Semester Hours
SOCI 3308 – Cultural Anthropology
Support Studies:  Choose nine (9) hours from the following list
LEAD 3304  Leadership in a Global Society
CHRM 3369  Comparative World Religions
CHRM  3305  Community Ministry
CHRM 4302  Cross-Cultural Missions
SOCI 3309  Minority Groups
SPCH 3309  Intercultural Communication
HIST 3320  Non-Western Civilizations 
HIST 4310  Genocide and Holocaust

Faith
Twelve (12) semester hours: 
Foundational Studies: Three (3) Semester Hours
CHRM 2357  Philosophy of Religion
Support Studies:  Choose nine (9) hours from the following list, at least six (6) upper level
SOCI 3308  Cultural Anthropology
CHRM 3309  History of Christianity
CHRM 3352  Christian Ethics 
CHRM 3369  Comparative World Religions
PSYC 3360  Psychology of Religion
SOCI 3362  Sociology of Religion 
PSYC 3307  Moral, Ethical and Religious Issues 
HIST 3340  Topics in Church History
MUSI 3360  The Worship of God 
MUSI 3361  Worship Music 
THEA 3302  Christianity and Theatre 
CHRM 2352  Intro to Christian Doctrine

Learning and Teaching 
Twelve (12) semester hours: 
Foundational Studies: Six (6) Semester Hours
PSYC/SOCI 2332  Introduction to Research Methods 
ENGL 3302  Advanced Composition and Rhetoric
Support Studies:  Choose six (6) hours from the following list, at least six (3) upper level
CHRM 3352  Christian Ethics
CHRM 2314  Principles of Christian Teaching
CHRM 2201  Research and Writing for Ministry
PSYC 3312 Learning and Memory
EDUC 3301  The Professional Teacher and Diverse Learner
EDUC 3302  Learning and Evaluation Theory 
HIST 3323  Themes in U.S. History
COMM 2339 Mass Media Writing
COMM 3306  Writing for Digital Media* (COMM 2339)
SPCH 4309  Advanced Interpersonal Communication
PSYC 3306  Theories of Personality

Law and Society 
Twelve (12) semester hours: 
Foundational Studies: Six (6) Semester Hours
POSC 3302  Intro to Law 
CHRM 3352  Christian Ethics
Support Studies:  Choose six (6) hours from the following list, at least three (3) upper level. 
CHRM 2352  Intro to Christian Doctrine
CJUS 1311 Fundamentals of Criminal Law 
HIST 3323  Themes in U.S. History 
SPCH 4309  Advanced Interpersonal Communication
PSYC 3306  Theories of Personality
PSYC 3307  Moral, Ethical and Religious Issues
CJUS 3317  Restorative Justice
POSC 3361  Constitutional Development I
POSC 3362  Constitutional Development II

Philosophy
Twelve (12) semester hours: 
Foundational Studies: Three (3) Semester Hours
CHRM 3352  Christian Ethics
Support Studies:  Choose nine (9) hours from the following list.
BUAD 3367  Business and Accounting Ethics
ENGL 3305  Critical Theory
POSC 4365  Comparative Economic and Political Systems
CHRM 3369  Comparative World Religions
CHRM 2357  Philosophy of Religion
CHRM 3355  Christian Faith and Contemporary Bioethics
COMM 3310  Mass Media Laws and Ethics* (COMM 1301)
    PSYC 3307  Moral, Ethical and Religious Issues

Arts and Media
Twelve (12) semester hours: 
Foundational Studies: Three (3) Semester Hours
CHRM 3352  Christian Ethics
Support Studies:  Choose nine (9) hours from the following list, at least six (6) upper level
ENGL 3307 Creative Writing
ENGL 2304  Introduction to Cinema
ENGL 4304  Shakespeare 
COMM 2318 Digital Photography
COMM 3318  Advanced Digital Photography* (COMM 2318)
ENGL/COMM 3361  Advanced Topics in Cinema Studies*    (ENGL/COMM 2304)
MUSI 3360  The Worship of God 
MUSI 3361  Worship Music 
THEA 3302  Christianity and Theatre 

Writing 
Twelve (12) semester hours: 
    Foundational studies: Three (3) Semester Hours
        ENGL 3302 Advanced Composition and Rhetoric
Support Studies: Choose nine (9) hours from the following list at least six (6) upper level 
        COMM 2339 Mass Media Writing
        COMM 3306 Writing for Digital Media*(COMM 2339)
        ENGL 3301 Elements of Linguistics
ENGL 3307 Creative Writing 
        ENGL 3303 Modern English Grammar
        ENGL 3309 Advanced Technical Communication
        ENGL 4351 Studies in Writing 
        THEA 4364 Scriptwriting