Minor in Humanities

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A humanities minor is a great asset to many majors. In the minor, you’ll choose from a variety of electives in Fine Art, Literature and Philosophy.

Curriculum & Requirements

Curriculum & Requirements

Humanities Minor

A Humanities minor is designed for students who wish to broaden and deepen their understanding and skills in selected areas of the traditional liberal arts.

Notes:

  • HUMN courses emphasize analysis, history and theory of a subject;
  • practicums, workshops, internships, studio and applied courses are usually not applicable;
  • students should seek prior approval of the program coordinator for course selections.

Required Courses–in addition to courses used for BACRs   Students desiring to complete a Humanities Minor must take 20 credits with at least 10 of these credits from upper division (300- or 400-level) courses.   Lower division credits that are being used to fulfill a BACR will not count toward the Minor.   

Choose 10 Lower Division Credits (several of these are cross listed): 10
INTRODUCTION TO GENDER, WOMEN'S AND SEXUALITY STUDIES
INTRODUCTION TO GENDER, WOMEN'S AND SEXUALITY STUDIES
THEATRE IN THE HUMANITIES
THEATRE IN THE HUMANITIES
WESTERN LITERATURE I
WESTERN LITERATURE II
MUSIC IN ARTS AND CULTURE
MUSIC IN ARTS AND CULTURE
AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE AND EXPRESSIONS
AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE AND EXPRESSIONS
INTRODUCTION TO RELIGION
WORLD LITERATURE I
WORLD LITERATURE II
GREAT WORLD VIEWS
ARTS AND IDEAS
Choose 10 Upper Division Credits (several of these are cross listed):10
SURVEY OF THEATRE HISTORY
SURVEY OF THEATRE HISTORY
EAST-WEST PHILOSOPHIES AND RELIGIONS
THE HUMAN PROSPECT
THE HUMAN PROSPECT
PERSPECTIVES ON DEATH
FEMINIST THEORIES
FEMINIST THEORIES
Other literature, philosophy, or social sciences may be used toward the Humanities Minor but must be approved by the program Director.
Total Credits20

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Sample Courses

HUMN 101. INTRODUCTION TO GENDER, WOMEN'S AND SEXUALITY STUDIES. 5 Credits.

Cross-listed: GWSS 101.
Satisfies: a BACR for humanities and arts.
This interdisciplinary course is designed to introduce you to the study of women, gender, feminism, and systems of oppression and privilege. We will draw upon a diverse collection of writing, classroom exercises, films, and discussions to better understand women’s experiences (primarily in the U.S.) both empirically and theoretically.

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HUMN 202. THEATRE IN THE HUMANITIES. 5 Credits.

Cross-listed: THTR 202.
Satisfies: a BACR for humanities and arts.
This course focuses on the relationship of theatre to various cultures throughout history. Students will survey different periods, styles and genres of theatre through play reading, discussion and viewing and critiquing theatrical performances. Students are introduced to the various elements of the production process.

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HUMN 212. MUSIC IN ARTS AND CULTURE. 5 Credits.

Cross-listed: MUSC 212.
Satisfies: a BACR for humanities and arts.
This course is a survey with primary focus on Western classical music in terms of humanistic development with emphasis on musical style and structure and relations with the other arts.

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HUMN 381. NATIONALISM AND RACISM IN CENTRAL EUROPEAN FILM. 4 Credits.

Cross-listed: GERM 381.
Pre-requisites: GERM 203.
Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–global studies.
This course provides the basic elements of film analysis and examines the depiction of national socialism, racism and the legacy of the Nazi past in German-speaking films by German and other Central European directors from the 1970s to the present. Evaluating criteria will differ depending on whether the course is taken for German or humanities credit.

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Humanities Courses

For a full list of the Humanities courses offered, head over to the catalog.

Contact Us

For general questions, please contact:
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Garrett Kenney

Professor; Program Director of Humanities and Religious Studies
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Patterson Hall 229G
  • PhD, Educational Leadership, Gonzaga University (1994)
  • MA, Religious Studies, Gonzaga University (1986)
  • BA, Religious Studies, Whitworth University (1980)

Specialization
New Testament Studies, Religious Studies, Humanities