Humanities Minors

Area of Emphasis

Students must complete one of the following areas of emphasis:

  • Ancient and Medieval Studies
  • Environmental Humanities
  • Film and Cinema Studies
  • Linguistics/Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Religious Studies
  • World Cultures

Ancient and Medieval Studies 

Supporting Courses6
Choose one of the following:
Foundations of Western Culture I
World Civilizations I
Choose one of the following:
Foundations of Western Culture II
World Civilizations II
Upper Level Courses (Four courses from at least two different prefixes)12
Choose a minimum of one course with an Ancient topic from the following:
The Ancient World
Interdisciplinary Study of Great Works (with Ancient topic)
Interdisciplinary Themes in Humanities (with Ancient topic)
Ancient Greece
Ancient Rome
Topics in Ancient History
The Hebrew Bible (Old Testament)
The New Testament
Plato and Aristotle
Topics in Philosophy (with Ancient topic)
Literary Themes (with Ancient topic)
Literary Eras (with Ancient topic)
Choose a minimum of one course with a Medieval or Renaissance topic from the following:
The Medieval World
The Renaissance
Interdisciplinary Study of Great Works (with Medieval or Renaissance topic)
Interdisciplinary Themes in Humanities (with Medieval or Renaissance topic)
The Middle Ages
Topics in Medieval History
Religion and Medieval Philosophy
Topics in Philosophy (with Medieval or Renaissance topic)
Literary Themes (with Medieval or Renaissance topic)
Literary Eras (with Medieval or Renaissance topic)
Total Credits18

Environmental Humanities 

Supporting Courses:12
Introduction to Digital and Public Humanities
Choose two of the following courses:
First Nations and The Sacred
American Environmental History
Living the Humanities (Topic: Humans and Nature)
Choose one of the following courses:
Introduction to Philosophy
Contemporary Ethical Issues
Philosophy, Religion, and Science
Early Modern Philosophy
Introduction to Asian Philosophy
Environmental Ethics
Upper-Level Courses12
Sustainability through the Humanities
Choose three of the following courses:
Literary Themes (Topic: Environmental Literature)
Women and Gender in First Nations Communities
Problems in American Thought (Topic: Wilderness)
Intermediate Digital and Public Humanities
Philosophy and the Sciences
Environmental Politics and Policy
Conservation Psychology
Total Credits24

Film and Cinema Studies  

Supporting Courses12
Choose 4 courses:
Arts in the Community
American Indians In Film
Introduction to Film
Film and Society
Acting I
Acting II
Upper Level Courses15
Choose 6 credits:
German Cinema
International Cinema
Topics in World Cultures (with film related topic)
Spanish and Latin American Cinema
Indigenous Nations Oral and Storytelling Traditions
Choose 9 credits:
Video Production
Advanced Studio
Topics in Creative Writing
Directing I
Internship (Approved Film Studies related internship)
Internship (Approved Film Studies related internship)
Internship (Approved Film Studies related internship)
Total Credits27

Linguistincs/Teaching English as a Second Language

Supporting Courses9
Introduction to Language
One year of a non-English language or equivalent proficiency
Upper-Level Courses12
Teaching English as a Second Language 2
Second Language Acquisition & Assessment 2
Language and Identity 2
Sociolinguistics 2
Requirement for licensure candidates
Cross-Cultural Elective (choose 3 credits): 1
Oneida Language I
Internship
Internship
Internship
Travel Course
Internship
Requirement for non-licensure candidates
Internship
Total Credits21

Religious Studies 

Lower-level requirements:6
Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion
Choose one elective:
First Nations and The Sacred *
Philosophy, Religion, and Science
Ancient Philosophy
Introduction to Asian Philosophy *
Upper-level requirements:12
Choose one biblical literature:
The Hebrew Bible (Old Testament)
The New Testament
Choose three electives:
Literary Themes
The Rise of Islamic Civilization to 1800 *
The Hebrew Bible (Old Testament)
The New Testament
Non-Western Religions *
Interdisciplinary Themes in Humanities
Topics in World Cultures (Topic: Contemporary Middle East in Lit and Film)
Religion and Medieval Philosophy
Total Credits18

World Cultures 

Supporting Courses12
Research and Rhetoric
Choose one of the following courses:
Living the Humanities
Introduction to the Humanities
Choose one of the following courses:
World Literatures
World Literatures II
Foundations of Western Culture I
Foundations of Western Culture II
World Civilizations I
World Civilizations II
Introduction to Philosophy
Ancient Philosophy
Choose one of the following courses:
Women in Literature
Introduction to First Nations Studies: The Tribal World
Introduction to First Nations Studies: Social Justice
Introduction to African-American History
Ethnic Diversity and Human Values
Introduction to Asian Philosophy
Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion
Upper-Level Courses (At least one course must be a HUM STUD course)12
Category 1: Global Encounters (3 credits)
World Literatures
Indigenous Nations Oral and Storytelling Traditions
First Nations Intellectual Traditions
Le Monde Francophone
United States Immigration History
Studies in Comparative History
Contemporary Cultural Issues
Globalization and Cultural Conflict
Cultura Latina
Representative Spanish and Latin American Authors
Major Spanish and Latin American Fiction
Spanish and Latin American Cinema
Category II: Western Cultures (3 credits)
The Hebrew Bible (Old Testament)
The New Testament
Utopia and Dystopia
The Ancient World
The Medieval World
The Renaissance
The Age of Reason
Interdisciplinary Study of Great Works (Dante)
Interdisciplinary Themes in Humanities (Western Topic)
German Culture
German Cinema
Representative German Authors
Spain Today
The Cultures of Spain
Representative French Authors
France Today
Topics in Early Modern European History (Crime & Mentalities Topic)
African American Literature
Shakespeare
Major American Prose Fiction
Major Poetry
Category III: Cultures Outside the West (3 credits)
Topics in Democracy and Justice (South Africa Topic)
First Nations Intellectual Traditions
History of Modern Africa
Topics in World Cultures
Non-Western Religions
International Cinema
Literatures in Translation
Happiness and the Good Life
Elective Course (choose 3 credits)
Choose any course listed above that does not fulfill another requirement OR
Internship (with advisor permission)
Travel Course
Travel Course
Travel Course
Travel Course
Travel Course
Travel Course
Travel Course
Total Credits24