Catalog Year

Years 2019-2020

Degree

Minor

Credits

20

Locations

Mankato

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 interdisciplinary study of the Western Humanities, from ancient times through the Renaissance. Artistic, philosophical and religious forms of cultural expression are considered within their social and historical contexts.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-06

An introduction to the interdisciplinary study of the Western Humanities, from the Renaissance to the present. Artistic, philosophical and religious forms of cultural expression are considered within their social and historical contexts.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-06

Global - Choose 4 Credit(s).

An introduction to the interdisciplinary study of the humanities, as expressed through the cultures and traditions of the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia, and East Asia. Artistic, philosophical and religious forms of cultural expression are considered within their social and historical contexts.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-06, GE-08

An introduction to the interdisciplinary study of the humanities, as expressed through the cultures and traditions of sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and the Pacific region. Artistic, philosophical and religious forms of cultural expression are considered within their social and historical contexts.

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.