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Humanistic Studies - Requirements for the Major

Humanistic Studies Program | Humanistic Studies Minor Requirements | Course Descriptions

Language Requirement
All Humanistic Studies majors are expected to fulfill the non-English language requirement by completing one of the following:

  • Complete at least two college-level semesters of a non-English language. Students who have taken French, German or Spanish in high school or who have acquired a knowledge of the language elsewhere may receive credit for that preparation by passing an advanced-level UW-Green Bay course with a grade of “C” or better.
  •   Demonstrate the equivalent level of proficiency in a non-English language on a proficiency exam. NOTE: Students seeking to fulfill the language requirement through proficiency testing in French, German, or Spanish should contact the appropriate language coordinator. For skill assessment in other languages, students should contact the chair of Modern Languages.

Areas of Emphasis

Western Cultures Emphasis

Supporting Courses, 12 credits

One of these:

  • HUM STUD 101  Foundations of Western Culture I, 3 credits
  • HUM STUD 201  Introduction to the Humanities I, 3 credits

One of these:

  • HUM STUD 102  Foundations of Western Culture II, 3 credits
  • HUM STUD 202  Introduction to the Humanities II, 3 credits

One of these:

  • HUM STUD 213  Ethnic Diversity and Human Values, 3 credits
  • HUM STUD 225  Introduction to First Nations Studies: The Tribal World, 3 credits
  • HUM STUD 226  Introduction to First Nations Studies: Social Justice, 3 credits

Required:

  • ENG COMP 105 Expository Writing, 3 credits

Upper-Level Courses, 24 credits

Perspectives on Human Values, 12 credits
Classical/Medieval, choose one:

  • HUM STUD 334  Perspectives on Human Values: Classical World, 3 credits
  • HUM STUD 335  Perspectives on Human Values: Medieval World, 3 credits

Renaissance/Age of Reason, choose one:

  • HUM STUD 336  Perspectives on Human Values: Renaissance, 3 credits
  • HUM STUD 337  Perspectives on Human Values: Age of Reason, 3 credits

Romanticism-Modern/Contemporary, choose one:

  • HUM STUD 382  Perspectives on Human Values: Romanticism to Modernism, 3 credits
  • HUM STUD 383  Perspectives on Human Values: Contemporary World, 3 credits

First Nations/Other Cultures, choose one:

  • HUM STUD 384  Perspectives on Human Values in Other Cultures, 3 credits
  • HUM STUD 385  Perspectives on Human Values: First Nations, 3 credits

Capstone Seminar, 3 credits

  • HUM STUD 480  Humanities Seminar, 3 credits

Electives, 9 credits
Interdisciplinary Course, 6 credits

  • Select any HUM STUD 3XX or 4XX course.

Disciplinary Course, 3 credits:

  • Select any ENGLISH, FRENCH, GERMAN, HISTORY, PHILOS, or SPANISH 3XX or 4XX course.

Ancient and Medieval Studies Emphasis

Supporting Courses, 9 credits

One of these:

  • HUM STUD 101 Foundations of Western Culture I, 3 credits
  • HUM STUD 201 Introduction to the Humanities I, 3 credits

One of these:

  • HUM STUD 102 Foundations of Western Culture II, 3 credits
  • HUM STUD 202 Introduction to the Humanities II, 3 credits

Required:

  • ENG COMP 105 Expository Writing, 3 credits

Upper-Level Courses, 27 credits

One of these:

  • HUM STUD 334 Perspectives on Human Values: Classical World, 3 credits
  • HUM STUD 335 Perspectives on Human Values: Medieval World, 3 credits

One of these: Ancient History

  • HISTORY 360 Ancient Greece, 3 credits
  • HISTORY 361 Ancient Rome, 3 credits
  • HISTORY 460 Topics in Ancient History (variable content), 3 credits

One of these: Ancient and Medieval Religion and Philosophy

  • HUM STUD 323 The Hebrew Bible, 3 credits
  • HUM STUD 324 The New Testament, 3 credits
  • HUM STUD 326 Non-Western Religions, 3 credits
  • PHILOS 309 Religion and Medieval Philosophy, 3 credits
  • PHILOS 401 Plato and Aristotle, 3 credits
  • PHILOS 403 Major Philosophic Figures and Issues (variable content), 3 credits (with ancient/medieval topic)

One of these: Medieval History

  • HISTORY 301 The Middle Ages, 3 credits
  • Other upper-level history course with medieval content

One of these: Medieval Literature

  • ENGLISH 333 Literary Themes (variable content), 3 credits (with ancient/medieval topic)
  • ENGLISH 335 Literary Eras (variable content), 3 credits (with ancient/medieval topic)

Required: Capstone Seminar

  • HUM STUD 480 Humanities Seminar, 3 credits

Electives, 9 upper-level credits
Any additional three upper-level courses from those listed above.  Or, in consultation with adviser, any other courses with appropriate ancient or medieval topics.  These might include variable content courses such as HUM STUD 350 Interdisciplinary Study of Great Works and HUM STUD 351 Interdisciplinary Themes, or offerings from other Humanistic Studies and/or its departments.

Religious Studies Emphasis

Supporting Courses, 9 credits Required:

  • ENG COMP 105 Expository Writing, 3 credits
  • PHILOS 217         Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion, 3 credits

One of these:

  • PHILOS 212         Philosophy, Religion, and Science, 3 credits
  • PHILOS 213         Ancient Philosophy, 3 credits
  • PHILOS 214         Modern Philosophy, 3 credits
  • PHILOS 216         Introduction to Asian Philosophy, 3 credits

Upper-Level Courses, 25 credits

Perspectives on Human Values, 6 credits
Category I, choose one:

  • HUM STUD 335  Perspectives on Human Values: Medieval World, 3 credits
  • HUM STUD 336  Perspectives on Human Values: Renaissance, 3 credits
  • HUM STUD 337  Perspectives on Human Values: Age of Reason, 3 credits
  • HUM STUD 382  Perspectives on Human Values: Romanticism to Modernism, 3 credits

Category II, choose one:

  • HUM STUD 334  Perspectives on Human Values: Classical World, 3 credits
  • HUM STUD 383 Perspectives on Human Values: Contemporary World, 3 credits
  • HUM STUD 384    Perspectives on Human Values in Other Cultures, 3 credits
  • HUM STUD 385  Perspectives on Human Values: First Nations, 3 credits

Interdisciplinary Study of Great Works, 1 credit

  • HUM STUD 350 Interdisciplinary Study of Great Works, 1-3 credits

Religious Studies Courses, 12 credits
The Bible, choose one:

  • HUM STUD 323 The Hebrew Bible (Old Testament), 3 credits
  • HUM STUD 324 The New Testament, 3 credits

Christianity, required:

  • HISTORY 410     History of Christianity, 3 credits

Non-Western Religions, required:

  • HUM STUD 326    Non-Western Religions, 3 credits

Religion and Social Order, required:

  • HUM STUD 327    Religion and the Social Order, 3 credits

Internship, 3 credits

  • HUM STUD 497    Internship, 1-12 credits (consultation with Religious Studies adviser required)

Capstone Seminar, 3 credits

  • HUM STUD 480 Humanities Seminar, 3 credits

Linguistics/Teaching English as a Second Language

Supporting Courses, 17 credits

Required:

  • HUM STUD 160 Introduction to Language, 3 credits
  • And two years of a non-English language (14 college-level credits) or equivalent proficiency

Upper-Level Courses, 24 credits

  • COMM 322         Modern Linguistics, 3 credits
  • EDUC 315           Teaching English as a Second Language, 3 credits
  • HUM STUD 319 Second Language Acquisition, 3 credits
  • HUM STUD 320 Second Language Assessment, 3 credits
  • HUM STUD 321 Language and Society, 3 credits
  • HUM STUD 497 Internship in Teaching English as a Second Language,  3 credits

Cross-Cultural Course or Experience, 3 credits
Another appropriate course or study abroad/internship experience may be substituted by adviser.

  • FNS 301               Oneida Language I, 3 credits
  • FRENCH 497      Internship, 1-12 credits
  • GERMAN 497     Internship, 1-12 credits
  • HUM DEV 342   Cross Cultural Human Development, 3 credits
  • HUM STUD 499 Travel Course, 1-6 credits
  • SPANISH 497     Internship, 1-12 credits

Elective, 3 credits
Another appropriate course may be substituted by adviser.

  • COMM 326         Modern Semantics, 3 credits
  • COMM 445         Human Communication Theory, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 340     History of the English Language, 3 credits
  • HUM STUD 318 Topics in Linguistics/TESL, 3 credits
Humanistic Studies Program
Humanistic Studies Minor Requirements
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