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  • Objectives
    The Bachelor of Humanities 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.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Humanities
  • Course description
    Year One
    •    1.0 credit in Myth and Symbol  (HUMS 1000)
    •    1.0 credit in Classical Mythology (CLCV 2000)

    •    0.5 credit in Early Human Cultures (HUMS 1005)
    •    0.5 credit in Varieties of Religious Experience      (RELI 1402)

    1.0    Credit from:
    •    Survey of English Literature
            (ENGL 1000 [1.0])
    •    Western Civilization (HIST 1001 [1.0])
    •    History of Philosophy (PHIL 1600 [1.0])
    •    Introduction to Political Science (PSCI 1000 [1.0])

    Language Requirement
    :
    1.0 credit

    Year Two
    •    1.0 credit in Reason and Revelation (HUMS 2000)
    •    1.0 credit in Judaism, Christianity, Islam
           (RELI 2208)
    •    0.5 credit in Art from Antiquity to the Medieval World (HUMS 2101)
    1.0 Credit from:
    •    Greek & Roman Literary Genres
           (CLCV 2009 [1.0])
    •    History of Ancient Greece (CLCV 2900  [1.0])
    •    History of Ancient Rome (CLCV 2901  [1.0] )
    •    British Literature I (ENGL 2300 [1.0]  
    •    England During the Middle Ages
           (HIST 2005) [1.0]
    •    History of Science
            (HIST 3210) [1.0]
    •    History of Political Thought (PSCI 2300) [1.0]
    1.5 credits in electives

    Year Three
    •    1.0 credit in Culture and Imagination
           (HUMS 3000)
    •    1.0 credit in Continental European Literature (HUMS 3200)
    •    0.5 credit in Modern European Art 1527-2000
            (HUMS 3101)
    •    0.5 credit in Western Music 1000-1850 (HUMS 3102)
    •    0.5 credit in Western Music 1850-2000
            (HUMS 3103)
    1.0    Credit from:  
    •    Platonism and Idealism (HUMS 3205 [1.0])
    •    17th Century Philosophy   (PHIL3002[0.5])
    •    18th Century Philosophy (PHIL 3003[0.5])
    •    Shakespeare
             (ENGL 3304[1.0])
    •    Early Modern Europe 1500-1789
           (HIST 2203[1.0])
    0.5 credit elective

    Year Four
    •    1.0 credit in Politics, Modernity and the Common Good
            (HUMS 4000)  
    •    0.5 credit in Science in the Modern World (HUMS 4103)
    •    0.5 credit in  Modern Intellectual History (HUMS 4104)
    1.0    Credit from:
    •    Research Seminar (HUMS 4901[0.5])   
    •    Research Seminar (HUMS 4902 [0.5])
    •    Research Seminar (HUMS 4903[0.5])
    •    Research Seminar
             (HUMS 4904 [0.5])
    1.0 Credit from
    •    Concepts of Political Community I
            (PSCI 4306 [0.5])
    •    Concepts of Political Community II
            (PSCI  4307 [0.5])
    •    Europe 1815-1914
             (HIST 2205 [1.0])
    •    19th Century Philosophy (PHIL 3005[0.5])
    •    The Reshaping of Europe, 1848-1871
            (HIST 3200[1.0])
    •    20th-Century British Poetry (ENGL 3601[0.5])
    •    20th Century British Fiction (ENGL 3603[0.5])
    •    Studies in 20th-Century Literature
            (ENGL 4607[0.5])
    •    Studies in 20th-Century British Literature
            (ENGL 4608 [0.5])
    1.0 credit in electives


    * Language Requirement: Normally GREK 2200[0.5] and GREK 2201[0.5], or LATN 2200[0.5] and LATN 2201[0.5], or FREN 1100[1.0], FREN 2100 [1.0]  or GERM 2105[1.0], or ITAL 2000[1.0] or RUSS 2100[1.0], or SPAN 2105[1.0], OR RELI 2902 [1.0] chosen in consultation with the College Academic Adviser.  Students may need to fulfill a prerequisite before taking these courses. 

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