2017-18 General Catalog

503 Humanities I
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Program Description

The Humanities Division offers a broad range of courses and programs that investigate and interpret the human experience. For current information, see

The following undergraduate majors (and in most cases minors) are offered: applied linguistics and multilingualism, classical studies, critical race and ethnic studies, feminist studies, German studies, history, Italian studies, Jewish studies, language studies, linguistics, literature, philosophy, and Spanish studies. In addition, there are minors in East Asian studies and History of Consciousness..

At the graduate level, the Ph.D. (and in most cases, the M.A.) are offered by programs in feminist studies, history, history of consciousness, linguistics, literature, and philosophy.

The Writing Program offers courses and assessments related to university and campus writing requirements and collaborates with the undergraduate colleges in delivering the college core courses.

The Institute for Humanities Research is a laboratory for theorizing and implementing new visions of the humanities via faculty research projects, graduate and undergraduate education, and public programs. For more information, see

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Revised: 09/01/17