The mission of the Humanities department is to provide students with scholarly and practical opportunities for learning about the discrete disciplines of Communications, Drama, English, the Fine Arts, History, and Philosophy. Students are also offered the opportunity to ground their undergraduate experience in an American Studies major, a History and Social Studies major, or a Liberal Studies major, as well as the Humanities Core curriculum courses. All Humanities courses seek to enact the general goal of the Humanities department to instill in the student the significance of and the means by which discrete disciplines within the Humanities interact not only with each other, but also with fields of study outside the traditional purview of the Humanities. Learning is done with a conscious awareness of how the study of the Humanities relates to a Christian worldview.
Part 1: General Education Core
(See Core Studies Requirements)
Part 2: English Major
Prerequisite: EN 200 36 credits (minimum): 18 credits in residence, 21 credits upper division. Required:
|COMM 125/325||Art and Literary Journal Production||3|
|EN/DR 220||Introduction to Drama||3|
|or EN/DR 250/349||Understanding Film and its Forms||3|
|or EN 245/345||Urban Literature||3|
|or EN 215/315||Global Literature||3|
|EN 335||Epic Literature and Mythology||3|
|EN 336||Sagas, Saints, and Sonnets: Survey of Literature in English ca 700-1600||3|
|EN 235||Rogues and Rebels: Survey of Literature in English 1600-1815||3|
|EN 236||Romantics and Realists: Survey of Literature in English 1815- present||3|
|EN/FA/COMM 350||Creative Writing: Poetry and Fiction||3|
|or EN/FA/COMM 351||Creative Writing: Creative Non-Fiction||3|
|EN 370||Nature and Structure of English Language||3|
|EN 385||Introduction to Critical Strategies||3|
|EN 450||Critical and Ethical Theory for Literature and Media||3|
|EN 495||Senior Research||3|
|HUM 391/392||Humanities Internship||2-5|
Teacher Licensure, Language Arts (ML and/or HS):
- Apply their knowledge and skills in a variety of careers such as teaching, publishing, journalism, new media, literary, and research positions, and public advocacy in areas such as the arts, literacy, community service, church relations, and law.
- Understand, analyze, and evaluate the aesthetic qualities of well-crafted literature in the full spectrum of genres available for literary study.
- Create their own written analyses and evaluations of literary and critical texts, observing the conventions of academic English.
- Apply their knowledge of literary craft to the act of creating their own literary texts in the genres of fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry.
- Transform culture by engaging aesthetic urban contexts and communities.