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  Oct 18, 2017
 
ARCHIVED 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Humanities Program (Interdisciplinary)


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Total number of hours for the program: 120.

ACADEMICS

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), Communications (BS),German (BA), English Literature (BA), Motion Picture Studies (BA), Philosophy (BA), Professional Writing (BA), Religion (BA), Spanish (BA),  and Theatre (BA). Students can combine any two as long as they are NOT in the same department.

REQUIREMENTS

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) 227-7646.

The Humanities Program Double Major (120 hours)


Liberal Studies Hours: 42


Liberal Studies Program Requirements 

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)


Humanities Literature majors are required to take 27 hours off courses as detailed below. Humanities Literature majors are also strongly encouraged to enroll in ENGL 200 - Introduction to the English Major (Credits: 1) as soon as they enroll in the major.

Capstone Course (3 hours)


Literature and Film Electives


15 hours of 300-400 level Literature and Film courses to be determined by the student and English advisor.

Motion Picture Studies (BA) (27 hours)


English and Motion Picture Studies Electives (6 hours)


Philosophy (BA) (27 hours)


Philosophical Foundations of Humanities (Select 9 hours)


Select 3 hours of a seminar in Philosophy:


Professional Writing (BA) (27 hours)


Humanities Professional Writing majors are required to take 27 hours of courses as detailed below. Humanities Professional Writing majors are also strongly encouraged to enroll in ENGL 200 - Introduction to the English Major (credits: 1) as soon as they enroll in the major.

Capstone Course (3 hours)


English Literature and Film Electives (3 hours)

3 additional hours selected either from the prior list of Professional Writing Electives or from the following:

Religion (BA) (27 hours)


Foundations of the Study of Religion (Select 12 hours)


Select 3 hours from the following:


Spanish (BA) (27 hours)


Language and Culture courses (6 hours)


Civilization and Culture courses (6 hours)


Theatre (BA), (27 hours)


Additional Information


Visit the College of Arts and Sciences website at http://www.wcu.edu/5503.asp for more information.

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