Humanities Pre-Summer 2012

Humanities courses offer ways to understand the development of cultures and how the human experience is expressed in art, music, literature, architecture, drama, and religion. Students are required to take two courses selected from the humanities offerings.

Students must select two humanities courses from the following departments or aforementioned interdisciplinary programs to count toward the humanities requirement. In foreign language departments, only courses at the 3000 level or above will be considered toward the humanities requirement.

  • African Studies
  • African-American Studies
  • American Studies
  • Ethnicity and Race Studies
  • Comparative Literature and Society
  • East Asian Languages and Cultures
  • Hispanic Studies
  • Human Rights
  • Jewish Studies
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Medicine, Literature, and Society
  • Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies
  • Women's and Gender Studies

GS students may elect to take the two-semester course Masterpieces of European Literature and Philosophy, HUMA F1001-HUMA F1002 (commonly known as "Lit Hum"), to fulfill the humanities or literature requirement. This year-long course is highly recommended for students considering a major in English literature or philosophy. 

GS students may also elect to take the two-semester course Contemporary Civilization, COCI F1101-COCI F1102, to fulfill one social science and one humanities requirement. This year-long course is highly recommended for students planning to major in political science.

Interdisciplinary Programs

The following interdisciplinary programs offer courses in both humanities and social sciences. GS advisors must determine the appropriate category for a course when taken to satisfy a core requirement.

  • African Studies
  • African-American Studies
  • American Studies
  • Asian American Studies
  • Comparative Ethnic Studies
  • Comparative Literature and Society
  • East Asian Languages and Cultures
  • Human Rights
  • Latino Studies
  • Middle East, South Asian, and African Studies
  • Women's and Gender Studies