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Tammy Durant

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The humanities minor explores connections among the literature, art, architecture, philosophy, music, and popular culture of a given era or topic. The program supports majors in many disciplines by providing educational breadth or opportunities for personal enrichment.


Study in the humanities minor helps students

  • Gain familiarity with significant works of literature, art, and intellect from several eras and cultures, and with issues those works raise
  • Understand how famous works in literature, art, and other humanities disciplines address important public or personal issues of their time and ours
  • Improve cognitive skills: reasoning, systematic thinking, attentive reading, and active looking
  • Formulate and support reasoned arguments about the meaning, interconnection, or importance of specific works
  • Improve written and oral communication skills
  • Develop an appreciation of human creative endeavor over time and across cultures.

Complementary Majors

A humanities minor is an excellent complement for liberal arts students who are majoring in:

  • English
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Social Science

Professional Programs

The humanities minor is particularly appropriate for students in professional programs such as:

  • Advertising
  • Creative writing
  • Marketing
  • Screenwriting
  • Theater

A minor in humanities is also appropriate for students in specialized or technical majors who would like to broaden their education by pursuing non-vocational interests at the college level.

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