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Minors in Humanities Division

Most students have room for some electives in their schedule. If you’re one of those students, why not put those electives to good use and earn a minor? Choosing a minor in a Humanities discipline is a great way to complement your major, enhance your career preparation, allow you to develop a secondary area of expertise, or give you a chance to explore a passion. Study in the Humanities encourages students to think outside of the box; the Humanities promote creativity, and these skills are highly desirable to employers. Students should work with their advisors early to incorporate a minor into their academic roadmap.

A student cannot declare a minor in the same discipline in which he or she majors.

Communication (5 courses)

  • CM101 – Fundamentals of Communication
  • CM204 – Media Writing

Three other CM courses, at least one at the 300 level or above

Creative Writing (5 courses)

  • CW100 – Introduction to Creative Writing
  • CW200 – Introduction to Creative Writing Workshops
  • or

  • CW/EN215 – Writers’ Lives and Work

Three other CW courses, at least one at the 300 level or above

English (5 courses)

  • EN103 – Introduction to Literature
  • EN304 – Shakespeare

Three other EN courses, at least one at the 300 level or above

Humanities (5 courses)

  • HU300 – The Arts
  • EN304 – Shakespeare

Three courses chosen with the approval of the Division Chair from among AR, CM, CW, EN, HU, PH, at least one at the 300 level or above

Music (5 courses)

Five courses chosen from the following (or other Mu courses that may be offered, at least one at the 300 level or above:

  • MU105 – Guitar
  • MU107 – Music Appreciation
  • MU210 – Rock History
  • MU215 – Introduction to World Music
  • MU216 – Jazz History
  • MU217 – Women in Music
  • MU230 – Band
  • MU315 – Choir
  • MU420 – Topics in Music

Rhetoric  (5 courses)

  • HU250 – Introduction to Rhetoric
  • HU450 – Topics in Rhetoric

Three courses chosen from the following (or other courses with approval of the Division Chair), at least one at the 300 level or above:

  • CM204 – Writing for the Media
  • CM345 – Public and Political Communications
  • CM403 – Media and Culture
  • CM420 – Topics in Communication
  • CW/EN215 – Writers’ Lives and Work
  • CW/EN407 – Theories of Writing
  • EN318 – Literary Criticism
  • MG150 – Marketing Fundamentals
  • MG350 – Consumer Behavior
  • PH420 – Topics in Philosophy

Visual Arts (5 courses)

  • AR201 – Art History I:  Prehistoric to Gothic
  • AR202 – Art History II:  Renaissance to Present

Three courses chosen from the following (or other Ar courses with approval of the Division Chair), at least one at the 300 level or above:

  • AR103 – Basic Painting
  • AR104 – Basic Drawing
  • AR/CM200 – Concepts of Visual Design
  • AR204 – Watercolor Painting
  • AR205 – Painting Landscape
  • AR206 – Life Drawing
  • AR350 – Advanced Visual Arts Studio
  • HU300 – The Arts
  • HU310 – American Visions
  • HU315 – From Romanticism to Realism
  • HU320 – Non-Western Art
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