The College of the Humanities was founded in 1996 in order to provide an undergraduate education for students drawing on all the traditional Arts subjects through the Bachelor of Humanities degree program. The interdisciplinary character of the College has since been enhanced by the addition of two further degree programs, a Bachelor of Arts in Greek and Roman Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Religion, and by a Minor in Medieval and Early Modern Studies.
Each program housed within the College has its own interdisciplinary approach. Together, the four programs allow faculty and students within the College of the Humanities to benefit from each other’s study of the various Arts disciplines.
Bachelor of Humanities (Great Books)
The Bachelor of Humanities (Great Books) degree program provides an integrated, interdisciplinary liberal education, combining the disciplines of history, philosophy, literature, political theory, religion, classics, art history, and music history. In addition to the curriculum the B.Hum fosters collegiality among the 70 to 80 students admitted each year through small discussion groups and their own College precinct.
Bachelor of Arts in Greek and Roman Studies
The Bachelor of Arts in Greek and Roman Studies degree program provides an education in the cultures of Ancient Greece and Rome. Students study all aspects of ancient culture: its literature, history, religion, art, and philosophy, with particular attention paid to the acquisition of the Greek and Latin languages.
Bachelor of Arts in Religion
The Bachelor of Arts in Religion degree program provides an education in world religions. Its field of study stretches from ancient times up to the modern day, and has as its purview both Western monotheistic religions and the major religions of the non-Western world. The study of religion seeks not only to understand each religious tradition in itself, but to see each as embedded within an entire culture.
Minor in Medieval and Early Modern Studies
The Minor in Medieval and Early Modern Studies focuses on the literature, history, philosophy, art, and archaeology of Europe and the Near East from the 6th to the 17th century. It can be taken as a 4.0 credit addition to another degree program.
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