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Humanities

Humanities students build critical thinking, communication and creative skills through an integrated study of liberal arts subjects.

Support Area Director: Fr. Kevin Scalf, C.PP.S., M.A.T., M.A.B, M.Div.

Program Details


Minor in Humanities (24 credit hours)

The Humanities minor is intended primarily for the student who desires the broadening experience of liberal arts study across a variety of disciplines. Students select 24 credit hours from 200-level and upper-level courses from the following disciplines--English, Digital and Studio Arts, Philosophy, History or Theology, with ARTS 280 (Art History) required.

Humanities students build critical thinking, communication and creative skills through an integrated study of liberal arts subjects.

Program Outcome Objectives

  1. To build critical thinking and communication skills through an integrated study of the Humanities;
  2. To examine the enduring questions of the human life in their historical context;
  3. To examine critically the enduring questions of human life from the perspectives of philosophy, religious studies, literature and the arts; and
  4. To utilize information technology appropriately with regard to studying the Humanities.

HUM 110. Foundations of Western Civilization
3 hours
This course introduces students to the major artistic and intellectual movements in our culture. The course introduces the arc of history though the humanities, tracing the foundation of Western civilization from the earliest Judeo-Christian tradition, through the Greco-Roman period, Medieval Europe, the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, and the Romantic era, to the age of globalization. The course provides an introductory framework for the Calumet College core curriculum.
(This course is a CCSJ General Education requirement.)

HUM 112H. Honors Foundations of Western Culture
3 hours
This course introduces students to the humanities through encounters with great works of Western philosophy, literature, history, religion, and art. A rigorous general education course, it surveys the major artistic and intellectual movements in Western culture from its Judeo-Christian and Greco-Roman roots to the age of globalization. Built on the close examination of Western classics and seminar-style class discussion, the reading and writing assignments in this class are closely linked to English 106, Honors English Composition.
(This course is a CCSJ General Education requirement for students in the St. Gaspar’s Honors Learning Community.)
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the CCSJ Honors Learning Community

HUM 499. Integrative Project
3 hours
This is a capstone course where students will prepare a traditional research paper or a multimedia project (with a written description) and an oral presentation on a topic that is designed to integrate the knowledge and skills from two or more subject areas (i.e. literature, history, philosophy, religion and the arts) in the curriculum. The project and oral presentation will be evaluated by the program director and another faculty member from an appropriate discipline.

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