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/HISTORY 103    World Civilizations 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/HISTORY 104    World Civilizations II, 3 credits
  • HUM STUD 202       Introduction to the Humanities II, 3 credits

One of these:

  • FNS 225               Introduction to First Nations Studies: The Tribal World, 3 credits
  • FNS 226               Introduction to First Nations Studies: Social Justice, 3 credits
  • HUM STUD 213   Ethnic Diversity and Human Values, 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
  • 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 Courses, 6 credits:

  • Select any HUM STUD 3XX or 4XX or FNS 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/HISTORY 103    World Civilizations 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/HISTORY 104    World Civilizations 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         Topics in Philosophy (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 in Humanistic Studies, 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          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

Medieval World, required:

  • HUM STUD 335 Perspectives on Human Values: The Medieval World, 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

American Cultures Emphasis

Supporting Courses, 18 credits

Required:

  • ENG COMP 105    Expository Writing, 3 credits

One of these:

  • HUM STUD 101         Foundations of Western Culture I, 3 credits
  • HUM STUD 102         Foundations of Western Culture II, 3 credits
  • HUM STUD/HISTORY 103    World Civilizations I, 3 credits
  • HUM STUD/HISTORY 104    World Civilizations II, 3 credits
  • HUM STUD 201         Introduction to the Humanities I, 3 credits
  • HUM STUD 202         Introduction to the Humanities II, 3 credits

One of these:

  • ENGLISH 216    Introduction to American Literature I, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 217    Introduction to American Literature II, 3 credits

One of these:

  • HISTORY 205    History of the United States from 1600 to 1865, 3 credits
  • HISTORY 206    History of the United States from 1865 to the Present, 3 credits

One of these:

  • FNS 225      Introduction to First Nations Studies: The Tribal World, 3 credits
  • FNS 226      Introduction to First Nations Studies: Social Justice, 3 credits

One of these:

  • HISTORY 207      Introduction to African-American History, 3 credits
  • HUM STUD 213   Ethnic Diversity and Human Values, 3 credits

Upper-Level Courses, 24 credits

Minimum of three courses:

  • HISTORY 302      Problems in American Thought, 3 credits
  • HUM STUD 351    Interdisciplinary Themes in Humanistic Studies: American Cultures, 3 credits
  • HUM STUD 480    Humanities Seminar, 3 credits

Five upper-level courses from the categories below, with at least one course from each category. One of the two elective courses could also be PHILOS 326 Philosophy, Politics and Law. The Humanistic Studies adviser may also approve appropriate experimental courses or variable content courses on an ad hoc basis.

American History:

  • HISTORY 310    American Colonial History, 3 credits
  • HISTORY 312    The Early American Republic, 3 credits
  • HISTORY 380    U.S. Women's History, 3 credits
  • HISTORY 402    America in the Twentieth Century, 3 credits
  • SPANISH 359    The Cultures of the Americas, 3 credits

American Ethnic Diversity:

  • ENGLISH 336         American Ethnic Literature, 3 credits
  • ENGLISH 344         African American Literature, 3 credits
  • FNS/HUM STUD 385    Perspectives on Human Values: First Nations, 3 credits
  • HISTORY 340         Topics in African American History, 3 credits

American Literatures:

  • ENGLISH 331    Major American Prose Fiction, 3 credits
  • FNS 372             Indigenous Nations Oral and Storytelling Traditions, 3 credits
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