Humanities Minor Curriculum

Liberal Arts and Education
Academic Affairs

 

A minor in the humanities allows students the means to gain a greater understanding of the role disciplines–such as the arts, history, literature, philosophy, politics, and theatre play in the human experience; this education also allows students to be aware of the importance and benefit of diversity and multiculturalism.

The Humanities Minor is intended to complement major programs of study presently offered at UMC across campus. A minor in the humanities enables students the opportunity to broaden and balance their chosen majors with valued skills such as creative thinking and expression; having a Humanities Minor accessible to students will better prepare them to perceive opportunities, think creatively, assemble resources, and plan and implement new initiatives in a wide variety of employment settings.

As graduates secure employment or start a venture of their own, they will demonstrate how awareness of the humanities and the skills learned through the application of studying the humanities adds value and enhance the results for the organizations they serve. Study in the humanities encourages students to think outside of the box; the humanities promote creativity and these skills are highly desirable to employers.

Program Outcomes - students will

1. demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities;
2. expand knowledge of the human condition and human cultures, especially in relation to behavior, ideas, and values expressed in works of human imagination and thought;
3. understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within historical and social context;
4. respond critically to works in the arts and humanities;
5. engage in the creative process or interpretive performance;
6. articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities.


Program Delivery

This program is available:


Minor Requirements

Humanities Core (6 credits)
HUM 1301 - Introduction to Humanities (3.0 cr)
HUM 3310 - Culture and Technology (3.0 cr)
 
 
 

Upper Division Electives
   Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
    · COMM 4002 - Intercultural Communication (3.0 cr)
    · ED 3301 - Creating Meaning Through Literature and Arts (4.0 cr)
   · GNED 3000 - Global Seminar [GLOB PERSP] (1.0-3.0 cr)
   · HIST 3054 - Topics in History (3.0 cr)
   · LIT 3001 - World Literature [HUMANITIES, GLOB PERSP] (3.0 cr)
   · MUS 3027 - Rock and Jazz Music Styles (3.0 cr)
   · MUS 3028 - Survey of American Musical Theater (3.0 cr) 

 

Art/Culture and Diversity/Music Electives
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:

· ART 1152 - Drawing and Design [HUMANITIES] (1.0-3.0 cr)
· ART 1252 - Color and Design [HUMANITIES] (1.0-3.0 cr)
· ART 1352 - Art Design and Techniques [HUMANITIES] (1.0-3.0 cr)
· ART 2000 - Elementary Art [HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· COMM 4002 - Intercultural Communication (3.0 cr)
· GNED 3000 - Global Seminar [GLOB PERSP] (1.0-3.0 cr)
· MUS 1021 - Introduction to Music [HUMANITIES, HUMAN DIV] (3.0 cr)
· MUS 3027 - Rock and Jazz Music Styles (3.0 cr)
· MUS 3028 - Survey of American Musical Theater (3.0 cr)

 

  Communication/Literature Electives
  Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· COMM 2335 - Introduction to Creative Writing (3.0 cr)
· COMM 2434 - Oral Interpretation and Performance Techniques [HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· COMM 4002 - Intercultural Communication (3.0 cr)
· ED 3301 - Creating Meaning Through Literature and Arts (4.0 cr)
· LIT 1005 - Introduction to Literature [HUMANITIES, GLOB PERSP] (3.0 cr)
· LIT 1016 - Readings in American Life [HUMANITIES, HUMAN DIV] (3.0 cr)
· LIT 3001 - World Literature [HUMANITIES, GLOB PERSP] (3.0 cr)

 

History/Philosophy Electives
 Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· HIST 1021 - World Civilization I [GLOB PERSP] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 1022 - World Civilization II [GLOB PERSP] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 1301 - American History I [HI/BEH/SSC] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 1302 - American History II [HI/BEH/SSC] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3054 - Topics in History (3.0 cr)
· PHIL 1001 - Introduction to Philosophy [HUMANITIES, ETH/CIV RE] (3.0 cr)
· PHIL 2002 - Introduction to Ethics [HUMANITIES, ETH/CIV RE] (3.0 cr)