Degrees and Requirements

Humanities

Requirements: 21 credits

3 academic years are estimated for humanities minor completion with respect to fall/spring course rotation and prerequisites. The following course work is required:

Summary of Requirements

Humanities Minor Required Courses: 15 credits-ENGL2021 or 2022 & ENGL2036 or 2039; Select any 2000 or 3000 level ENGL (Literature) and PHIL courses

  • ENGL2021
    WORLD LITERATURE I(SLLT1002) |

    ENGL2021
    WORLD LITERATURE I(SLLT1002) |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course emphasizes the careful reading of works of world literature from the Ancient period to the Early Modern era (c. 1600). Issues to be covered include the oral-performative origins of ancient literature; the cultural values and social roles embodied in the literature; and the nature of literary language, genres, and traditions. The course serves as an introduction to the study of literature for all majors, as well as an opportunity for English majors to expand their knowledge of important works of world literature. Cross-listed with SLLT1002|

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  • ENGL2022
    WORLD LITERATURE II(SLLT1010) |

    ENGL2022
    WORLD LITERATURE II(SLLT1010) |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course emphasizes the careful reading of works of world literature from the Early Modern era (c. 1600) to the present. Issues to be covered include the relationship of global imperialism to World literary traditions; the rise of literatures of resistance; and the major schools of contemporary literary theory. The course serves as an introduction to the study of literature for all majors, as well as an opportunity for English majors to expand their knowledge of important works of world literature. Cross-listed with SLLT1010 |

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  • ENGL2036
    ISSUES IN AMERICAN LIT I (SLLT1013) |

    ENGL2036
    ISSUES IN AMERICAN LIT I (SLLT1013) |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course emphasizes the careful reading of works of American literature from the close of the Civil War to the present. Issues to be covered include the diversity of voices represented in the American literary tradition; the cultural, political, economic, ethnic, and regional contexts within which these literatures were forged; and the transformation of American literary traditions after the Civil War, as represented by such major developments as Realism, Modernism, the New Negro Renaissance, and the growth of ethnic literatures. The course serves as an introduction to the study of literature for all majors, as well as an opportunity for English majors to expand their knowledge of important works of American literature. Cross-listed with SLLT1013|

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  • ENGL2039
    ISSUES IN AMERICAN LIT II (SLLT1011) |

    ENGL2039
    ISSUES IN AMERICAN LIT II (SLLT1011) |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course emphasizes the careful reading of works of American literature from the close of the Civil War to the present. Issues to be covered include the diversity of voices represented in the American literary tradition; the cultural, political, economic, ethnic, and regional contexts within which these literatures were forged; and the transformation of American literary traditions after the Civil War, as represented by such major developments as Realism, Modernism, the New Negro Renaissance, and the growth of ethnic literatures. The course serves as an introduction to the study of literature for all majors, as well as an opportunity for English majors to expand their knowledge of important works of American literature. Cross-listed with SLLT1011 |

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  • ENGL2XXX

    ENGL2XXX

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  • ENGL3XXX

    ENGL3XXX

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  • PHIL1021
    INTRO TO PHILOSOPHY(SLRS1012) |

    PHIL1021
    INTRO TO PHILOSOPHY(SLRS1012) |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This is a survey course that presents the principal philosophical problems, questions, and systems. Consideration is given to representative schools of philosophy, especially the foundational teachings in Plato and Aristotle. The relationship of philosophy to other disciplines, arts and sciences is examined.Cross-listed with SLRS1012|

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  • PHIL2XXX

    PHIL2XXX

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  • PHIL3XXX

    PHIL3XXX

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Must take at least 3 credits of the following:

  • RELS1001
    OLD TESTAMENT(SLRS1006) |

    RELS1001
    OLD TESTAMENT(SLRS1006) |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A general overview of the Old Testament in light of present historical, literary, theological, and archeological research.Cross listed with SLRS1006 |

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  • RELS1002
    NEW TESTAMENT(SLRS1011) |

    RELS1002
    NEW TESTAMENT(SLRS1011) |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A general introduction to the New Testament and overview of the historical, religious and cultural milieu in which these Scriptures originated. Cross-listed with SLRS1011|

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  • RELS1003
    WORLD RELIGIONS(SLRS1003) |

    RELS1003
    WORLD RELIGIONS(SLRS1003) |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course examines the historical development together with the religious beliefs and practices of the major religions of the world including Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism Sikhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Zoroastrianism. The teachings of each religion regarding the Absolute, the world, the nature of humans, the problem facing humans, the solution of the problem for humans, Community and Ethics, Rituals and Symbols, and what happens after death will be studied. The course also includes an examination of the beginnings of religion in human history as well as the characteristics of tribal and national religions. Cross-listed with SLRS1003. Class starts the week of 09/10/2018|

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Select at least 3 credits of the following:

  • PHIL2026
    ETHICS(SLRS1013) |

    PHIL2026
    ETHICS(SLRS1013) |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A survey of historical and contemporary responses to significant moral problems encountered in the Christian life. Topics include conscience, racism, peace and war, ecology, population control, economic justice and capital punishment. Cross-listed with SLRS1013|

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  • RELS2014
    CHRISTOLOGY(SLRS1005) |

    RELS2014
    CHRISTOLOGY(SLRS1005) |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A systematic study of the beliefs of the church in the person of Jesus as reflected in Scripture and the early church councils and a survey of contemporary Christological teaching. Cross-listed with SLRS1005|

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  • RELS2020
    WOMEN & RELIGION(SLRS1014) |

    RELS2020
    WOMEN & RELIGION(SLRS1014) |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A survey of woman's place in society, past and present, as it has been and is affected by religious teachings, laws and customs and examination of the attitudes toward women in the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures, in the writing of the early church fathers, the Protestant Reformers, and in the current religious structures of Catholics, Protestants, and Jews. Cross-listed with SLRS1014 |

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