Humanistic Studies: Requirements for the Major

Interdisciplinary Major

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.

Area of Emphasis: Western Cultures Emphasis

Supporting Courses, (12 credits):

One (1) of These:

HUM STUD 101: Foundations of Western Culture I (3 credits)

HUM STUD 103: World Civilizations I (3 credits)

HUM STUD 201: Introduction to the Humanities I (3 credits)

One (1) of These:

HUM STUD 102: Foundations of Western Culture II (3 credits)

HUM STUD 104: World Civilizations II (3 credits)

HUM STUD 202: Introduction to the Humanities II (3 credits)

One (1) 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: Perspectives on Human Values, (12 credits):

Classical/Medieval, (choose one):

HUM STUD 334: Perspectives on Human Values: The Classical World (3 credits)

HUM STUD 335: Perspectives on Human Values: The Medieval World (3 credits)

Renaissance/Age of Reason, (choose one):

HUM STUD 336: Perspectives on Human Values: The Renaissance (3 credits)

HUM STUD 337: Perspectives on Human Values: The Age of Reason (3 credits)

Romanticism-Modern/Contemporary, (choose one):

HUM STUD 382: Perspective on Human Values: Romanticism to Modernism (3 credits)

HUM STUD 383: Perspectives on Human Values: The 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)

Upper-Level Courses, (12 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.

Area of Emphasis: Ancient and Medieval Studies

Supporting Courses, (9 credits):

One (1) of These:

HUM STUD 101: Foundations of Western Culture I (3 credits)

HUM STUD 103: World Civilizations I (3 credits)

HUM STUD 201: Introduction to the Humanities I (3 credits)

One (1) of These:

HUM STUD 102: Foundations of Western Culture II (3 credits)

HUM STUD 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 (1) of These:

HUM STUD 334: Perspectives on Human Values: The Classical World (3 credits)

HUM STUD 335: Perspectives on Human Values: The Medieval World (3 credits)

Ancient History, (One (1) of These):

HISTORY 360: Ancient Greece (3 credits)

HISTORY 361: Ancient Rome (3 credits)

HISTORY 420: Topics in Ancient History (3 credits)

Ancient and Medieval Religion and Philosophy, (One (1) of These):

Note: PHILOS 403 should have ancient/medieval topic.

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 (3 credits)

Medieval History, (One (1) of These):

Other upper-level history course with medieval content OR

HISTORY 301: The Middle Ages (3 credits)

Medieval Literature, (One (1) of These):

Note: ENGLISH 333 and ENGLISH 335 should have ancient/medieval topic.

ENGLISH 333: Literary Themes (3 credits)

ENGLISH 335: Literary Eras (3 credits)

Capstone Seminar, (Required):

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.

Area of Emphasis: Religious Studies

Supporting Courses, (9 credits):

Required:

ENG COMP 105: Expository Writing (3 credits)

PHILOS 217: Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion (3 credits)

One (1) 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, (One (1) of These):

HUM STUD 335: Perspectives on Human Values: The Medieval World (3 credits)

HUM STUD 336: Perspectives on Human Values: The Renaissance (3 credits)

HUM STUD 337: Perspectives on Human Values: The Age of Reason (3 credits)

HUM STUD 382: Perspective on Human Values: Romanticism to Modernism (3 credits)

Perspectives on Human Values, (One (1) of These):

HUM STUD 334: Perspectives on Human Values: The Classical World (3 credits)

HUM STUD 383: Perspectives on Human Values: The 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: The Bible, (One (1) of These):

HUM STUD 323: The Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) (3 credits)

HUM STUD 324: The New Testament (3 credits)

Religious Studies Courses: Medieval World, (Required):

HUM STUD 335: Perspectives on Human Values: The Medieval World (3 credits)

Religious Studies Courses: Non-Western Religions, (Required):

HUM STUD 326: Non-Western Religions (3 credits)

Religious Studies Courses: Religion and Social Order, (Required):

HUM STUD 327: Religion and the Social Order (3 credits)

Internship, (3 credits):

Note: HUM STUD 497 requires consultation with Religious Studies adviser.

HUM STUD 497: Internship (1-12 credits)

Capstone Seminar, (3 credits):

HUM STUD 480: Humanities Seminar (3 credits)

Area of Emphasis: American Cultures

Supporting Courses, (18 credits):

Required:

ENG COMP 105: Expository Writing (3 credits)

One (1) of These:

HUM STUD 101: Foundations of Western Culture I (3 credits)

HUM STUD 102: Foundations of Western Culture II (3 credits)

HUM STUD 103: World Civilizations I (3 credits)

HUM STUD 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 (1) of These:

ENGLISH 216: Introduction to American Literature I (3 credits)

ENGLISH 217: Introduction to American Literature II (3 credits)

One (1) 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 (1) 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 (1) 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 (3) Courses:

Note: HUM STUD 351 should cover American Cultures.

HISTORY 302: Problems in American Thought (3 credits)

HUM STUD 351: Interdisciplinary Themes in Humanistic Studies (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)

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)