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/FNS 225   Introduction to First Nations Studies: The Tribal World, 3 credits
  • HUM STUD/FNS 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/FNS 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.
  • A maximum of 3 credits of HUM STUD 497 Internship may be used to satisfy this requirement.

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 420   Topics in Ancient History (variable content), 3 credits

One of these: Ancient and Medieval Religion and Philosophy

  • HUM STUD 323   The Hebrew Bible (Old Testament), 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

  • 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          Early 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
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