Humanities Major

An IW Humanities major is designed to help students sharpen skills in inquiry, analysis, communication, and creative problem-solving; it develops in students flexible, contextual thinking informed by nuances in social, cultural, and historical influences; it cultivates social, verbal, visual, and informational literacies; and it encourages lifelong learning inspired by curiosity, scholarship, passion, and a concern for social justice.

Students choosing to pursue a Humanities major will complete a Humanities core and then select either an existing concentration in English, Religion, Art or Music or work with faculty to create a personalized, interdisciplinary concentration. All Humanities majors will complete both a freshman Humanities seminar class and a senior Humanities capstone class designed to place their Humanities studies within a contemporary context that stresses real-world relevance and application of Humanities-based skills to the 21st century challenges of work and global citizenship. Students choosing a Humanities minor will complete five courses from a list of Humanities offerings and the same senior capstone experience.

Humanities Major Core Requirements: 28 Total Credit Hours

Complete all of the following core requirements:
HUM 101 Introduction to the Humanities 1 hrs.
ENG 201 Survey of Literature 3  hrs.
ENG 311 Expository Writing 3 hrs.
PHIL 201 Introduction to Philosophy 3 hrs.
ART 203 Art Appreciation 3 hrs.
MUS 225 Survey of Music Literature 3 hrs.
REL 201 Introduction to the Hebrew Bible or REL 202 Introduction to the New Testament 3 hrs.
HUM 498 Internship 6 hrs.
HUM 499 Capstone in Humanities 3 hrs.
**Note: No more than 6 hours can count for both Wesleyan Studies and Humanities Core

Choose 9 hours of emphasis in one of the following areas:

Art (Studio) Concentration: 9 Total Credit Hours

Complete 3 courses from the following:
ART 201 Foundations of Studio/Design 3 hrs.
ART 207 Photography 3 hrs.
ART 215 Painting I or ART 225 Painting II 3 hrs.
ART 216 Ceramics I or ART 226 Ceramics II 3 hrs.
ART 219 Drawing I or ART 229 Drawing II 3 hrs.
ART 381 Art History I or ART 382 Art History II 3 hrs.
ART 359 Printmaking 3 hrs.

English Concentration: 9 Total Credit Hours

Complete 3 courses from the following:
ENG 327 Reading Film as Literature 3 hrs.
ENG 328 Sports and Literature 3 hrs.
ENG 334 Masters of British Literature II 3 hrs.
ENG 344 Media and Ecology 3 hrs.
ENG 352 Shakespeare 3 hrs.
ENG 365 Masters of English Novel 3 hrs.
ENG 380 Topics of Literature 3 hrs.

Music Concentration: 9 Total Credit Hours

Complete courses from the following that will equal 9 credits (at least 3 credits must be from the Applied Music pool):
Applied Music
Private Instruction: MUS 121, 122, 221, 222 5 hrs.
Instrument Courses: MUS 113, 115, 117, 118, 119, 120 1 hrs.
Ensembles: MUS 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110 1 hrs.
MUS 357 Instrumental Conducting 2 hrs.
MUS 358 Choral Conducting 2 hrs.
Music Theory/Literature
MUS 141 Fundamentals of Music or MUS 142 Elementary Harmony 2 hrs.
MUS 143 Aural Skills I 1 hrs.
MUS 328 Materials of Music 3 hrs.
MUS 353 History of Music (to 1750) 3 hrs.
MUS 354 History of Music (1750 to present) 3 hrs.

Philosophy/Religion Concentration: 9 Total Credit Hours

Complete 3 courses from the following:
PHIL 215 Ethics: Life and Career 3 hrs.
PHIL 306 Philosophy of Religion 3 hrs.
REL 201 Introduction to the Hebrew Bible 3 hrs.
REL 202 Introduction to the New Testament 3 hrs.
REL 302 Church History 3 hrs.
REL 305 History of Christian Thought 3 hrs.