Humanities and Philosophy

While it's not a major, Humanities & Philosophy provide support for the language and philosophy portion of the core curriculum.

You'll learn about other cultures and their beliefs, traditions, and literary expression. Explore the glories of ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Medieval World, and the Modern Age.

Experience the Barbarian Invasions, the Carolingian Renaissance, and the Enlightenment. Engage in active learning about literature, architecture, painting, sculpture, philosophy, music, and more.

Discover what the various religions of the world believe. Delve into the philosophic ideas of Socrates, Plato, and Mill and investigate the various approaches to ethical reasoning.

Humanities Courses

  • Introduction to the Humanities I (HUMA 1301) - an interdisciplinary, multi-perspective assessment of human artistic expression and cultural values from the beginning of civilization to the Renaissance.
  • Introduction to the Humanities II (HUMA 1302) - an interdisciplinary, multi-perspective assessment of human artistic expression and cultural values from the Renaissance to present day. (Elective)
  • American Minority Studies (HUMA 2319) - an exploration of the cultural, historical, economic, political, and social issues affecting American subordinate groups, specifically African Americans. (Elective)

Philosophy Courses

  • Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL 1301) - an introduction to the study of ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena; includes an introduction to the history, theories, and methods of reasoning.
  • Introduction to World Religions (PHIL 1304) - a comparative study of various world religions, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and more. (Elective)
  • Introduction to Ethics (PHIL 2306) - classical and contemporary theories concerning the good life, human conduct in society, and moral and ethical standards.
  • Introduction to Formal Logic (PHIL 2303): An excellent option for STEM majors, the purpose of the course is to introduce the student to symbolic logic, including syllogisms, propositional and predicate logic, and logical proofs in a system of rules.