The Humanities major is distinctive in several ways. Our historical orientation emphasizes the ancient and medieval traditions across the primary disciplines comprising the major. The interdisciplinarity of the major, conjoined with additional emphases in Economics, Politics, and Religion, provides students with a robust conception of the world, and helps them to integrate more fully their reflections on character and relationship to the world beyond their intellects alone.
The broad scope of the Humanities major ensures that graduates will study many of the classic texts within the western tradition and the key questions that both originally inspired and continue to animate them.
Plus five electives from a list of history, humanities, Latin, literature, philosophy, and politics courses, including two in history and one each in literature and philosophy. Please see the College Catalog for the full list of eligible electives.