ARCHIVED 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
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ARCHIVED 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Humanities Program

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The Humanities Program simplifies the path to a double major. Participating departments
have designed curriculums so that students can maximize credits in order to graduate with
a double major/dual degree in four years. At present, you can choose from Art History (BA), Broadcasting (BS),
German (BA), English Literature (BA), Motion Picture Studies (BA), Philosophy (BA), Professional Writing (BA), Religion (BA), Spanish (BA), Communications (BS), and Theatre Arts (BA). Students can combine any two as long as they are NOT in the same department.


Students who enroll in the Humanities Program must complete:

  • Two special 27-hour majors specifically for Humanities students (for a total of 54 hours)
  • At least six hours of a modern foreign language at the sophomore level (MFL 231 and 232 or 240)
  • The 42-hour Liberal Studies Program
  •  Complete one-hour Humanities Seminars in the freshman, sophomore, and junior year for a total of 3 hours.
  • Fifteen general elective hours at the 300-400 level unless used for 100-200 level course that is a prerequisite in the major.
  • The above equals the total of 120 hours required for the Humanities Program.

For more information, contact the Humanities Program Director at (828) 227-3276.

The Humanities Program Double Major (120 hours)


Modern Foreign Languages (6 hours)

  • MFL 231, 232, or 240 Credits: 6

General elective courses (15 hours)

300-400 level (unless used for prerequisite class in the major)

Two majors (B.A. or B.S. degrees) from the following (27 hours each, for a total of 54 hours):

Art History (BA), 27 hours

Art History Core, 15 hours

Six hours selected from:

Nine hours selected from:

Art History Electives (12 hours)

12 hours selected from 300-400 level art history electives or 9 hours of 300-400 level art history electives and three hours of PAR 310, Philosophy of Art.

Broadcasting (BS) 27 hours

Broadcasting Core (18 hours)

One (1) three hour Communication course of student’s choice, and

Communication (BS), 27 hours

German (BA), 27 hours

Literature (BA), 27 hours

Literature Core (15 hours)

12 hours of 300-400 level literature courses to be determined by the student and English advisor.

Motion Picture Studies (BA), 27 hours

12 hours of 300-400 level courses to be determined by the student and advisor.

Philosophy (BA), 27 hours

Professional Writing (BA), 27 hours

Professional Writing Core (6 hours)

Additional Requirements

21 hours of 300-400 level professional writing courses to be determined by the student and advisor; (6 of these 21 hours may be selected from 300-400 level Literature courses. Please see Literature section below.)

(6 of the 21 hours may be selected from 300-400 level Literature courses below)

Religion (BA), 27 hours

Foundations of the Study of Religion (Select 9 hours)

Spanish (BA), 27 hours

Theatre (BA), (27 hours)

Additional Information

Visit the Honors College website at to view the 8 semester curriculum guide.

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