Catalog Year

2020-2021

Degree

Minor

Credits

20

Locations

Mankato

Interdisciplinary Humanities Minor

Program Requirements

Core

Core - Choose 20 Credit(s). Choose 1 course in each of the following categories for a total of 4 credits.

Western - Choose 4 Credit(s).

An introduction to the history of humankind through the lens of the humanities--language and literature, art and architecture, music, philosophy, and religion. Through the study of the humanities, we aim not only to know but also to understand what humans across time have thought about and created from earliest times through the 15th century.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-06

An introduction to the history of humankind through the lens of the humanities--language and literature, art and architecture, music, philosophy, and religion. Through the study of the humanities, we aim not only to know but also to understand what humans across time have thought about and created from High Renaissance through the 21st century.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-06

Global - Choose 4 Credit(s).

An introduction to the cultures and traditions of Asia and Africa through focused interdisciplinary humanities topics--language and literature, art and architecture, music, philosophy, and religion. Through the study of the humanities, we aim not only to know but also to understand how culture has influenced humans to develop and express their ideas, ideals, and their inner selves. May be repeated with different topics.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-06, GE-08

An introduction to the cultures and traditions of the Americas, Australia, and Oceania regions through focused interdisciplinary humanities topics--language and literature, art and architecture, music, philosophy, and religion. Through the study of the humanities, we aim not only to know but also to understand how culture has influenced humans to develop and express their ideas, ideals, and their inner selves. May be repeated with different topics.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-06, GE-08

Diverse Cultures: Purple

Perspectives and Traditions - Choose 4 Credit(s).

Explores the critical analysis of written, visual and/or musical texts; considers these texts from a variety of cultural and historical contexts; and analyzes issues that engage basic questions of human existence, for individuals and societies. May be repeated when topic changes.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-06

Historical or cultural periods, beliefs, or movements within the larger Western traditions of Europe and America and the expressions of these traditions through the visual, literary and performing arts and other forms. May be repeated when topic changes.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-06

Cultural and artistic traditions of groups that have experienced discrimination or exclusion in U.S. society and how these groups express themselves through the visual, literary and performing arts and other forms. May be repeated when topic changes.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-06, GE-07

Diverse Cultures: Purple

Historical or cultural periods, beliefs, or movements of one of more groups outside Europe and America and the expressions of these traditions through the visual, literary and performing arts and other forms. May be repeated when topic changes.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-06, GE-08

Diverse Cultures: Purple

Comparative Studies - Choose 4 Credit(s).

Independent reading in the Humanities. Three options: 1) selected readings in Classical Humanities; 2) selected readings in Environmental Humanities; and 3) student-selected readings in Humanities. Requires permission of Humanities Program Director.

Prerequisites: none

Topics in Humanities will be a variable-title course that explores special topics in common issues, ideas, and themes that run throughout different cultures and throughout human history. May be repeated with different topics.

Prerequisites: none

Capstone - Choose 4 Credit(s).

An individual project by Humanities Majors that will demonstrate an ability to use interdisciplinary methods to draw together different areas of study in focusing on a specific topic, problem or concern. Requires approval of the Humanities Director or designated advisor. Prereq: Admission to college as Humanities major.

Prerequisites: Admission to college as Humanities Major 

An applied work and learning experience in the field of interdisciplinary Humanities.

Prerequisites: HUM 282W, advanced standing in Humanities and consent of instructor.