Humanities Major

Language Requirement

All Humanities majors are expected to fulfill the non-English language requirement by completing one of the following:

  • Complete at least two college-level semesters of a non-English language. Students who have taken French, German or Spanish in high school or who have acquired a knowledge of the language elsewhere may receive credit for that preparation by passing an advanced-level UW-Green Bay course with a grade of “C” or better.
  • Demonstrate the equivalent level of proficiency in a non-English language on a proficiency exam. NOTE: Students seeking to fulfill the language requirement through proficiency testing in French, German, or Spanish should contact the appropriate language coordinator. For skill assessment in other languages, students should contact the chair of Modern Languages.

Area of Emphasis

Students must complete one of the following areas of emphasis:

  • Ancient and Medieval Studies
  • Digital and Public Humanities
  • World Cultures

Ancient and Medieval Studies

Language Requirement

All Humanities majors are expected to fulfill the non-English language requirement by completing one of the following:

  • Complete at least two college-level semesters of a non-English language. Students who have taken French, German or Spanish in high school or who have acquired a knowledge of the language elsewhere may receive credit for that preparation by passing an advanced-level UW-Green Bay course with a grade of “C” or better.

  • Demonstrate the equivalent level of proficiency in a non-English language on a proficiency exam. NOTE: Students seeking to fulfill the language requirement through proficiency testing in French, German, or Spanish should contact the appropriate language coordinator. For skill assessment in other languages, students should contact the chair of Modern Languages

Supporting Courses9
Research and Rhetoric
Choose one of the following courses:
Foundations of Western Culture I
World Civilizations I
Choose one course from the following category:
Foundations of Western Culture II
World Civilizations II
Upper-Level Courses27
Perspectives of Human Values (choose one course from the following category)
The Ancient World
The Medieval World
The Renaissance
Ancient History (choose one course from the following category):
Ancient Greece
Ancient Rome
Topics in Ancient History
Ancient and Medieval Religion and Philosophy (choose one course from the following category):
The Hebrew Bible (Old Testament)
The New Testament
Non-Western Religions
Religion and Medieval Philosophy
Plato and Aristotle
Topics in Philosophy (with ancient or medieval topic)
Medieval History:
The Middle Ages 1
Topics in Medieval History
Medieval/Renaissance Literature:
Literary Themes (with ancient/medieval/Renaissance topic for either course)
Literary Eras
Capstone Seminar
Humanities Seminar
Choose 9 credits of elective courses 2
Total Credits36

Digital and Public Humanities

Language Requirement

All Humanistic Studies majors are expected to fulfill the non-English language requirement by completing one of the following:

  • Complete at least two college-level semesters of a non-English language. Students who have taken French, German or Spanish in high school or who have acquired a knowledge of the language elsewhere may receive credit for that preparation by passing an advanced-level UW-Green Bay course with a grade of “C” or better.
  • Demonstrate the equivalent level of proficiency in a non-English language on a proficiency exam. NOTE: Students seeking to fulfill the language requirement through proficiency testing in French, German, or Spanish should contact the appropriate language coordinator. For skill assessment in other languages, students should contact the chair of Modern Languages.
Supporting Courses:9-12
Living the Humanities
Introduction to Digital and Public Humanities
Research and Rhetoric 1
Lower-Level Elective (choose one course): 2
100 or 200-level ENGLISH course
100 or 200-level FNS course
100 or 200-level HISTORY course
100 or 200-level PHILOS course
Arts in the Community
Upper-Level Courses: 324
Community Engagement (choose 6 credits):
Literary Themes (topic: The Literature of Suffering))
English Capstone
Internship
Internship
Internship
Language and Identity
Humanities Practicum
Internship
Internship
Project-based Learning (choose 6 credits):
Sheepshead Review Practicum
English Capstone
Book Editing Practicum
German Translation Studies
Intermediate Digital and Public Humanities
Humanities Practicum
Special Topics
Digital or Public Humanities Inflected courses (choose 6 credits):
Sheepshead Review Practicum
Literary Themes (Topic: The Literature of Suffering)
English Capstone
Book Editing Practicum
Shakespeare
Major Author(s) (Topic: Toni Morrison)
Internship
Internship
The Middle Ages
Problems in American Thought (Topic: Wilderness)
Topics in Medieval History
Topics in Early Modern European History
Studies in Comparative History (Topic: The French and Haitian Revolutions)
Internship
Intermediate Digital and Public Humanities
Sustainability through the Humanities
Humanities Practicum
Internship
Internship
Electives (choose 3 credits):
300 or 400-level ENGLISH course
300 or 400-level GERMAN course
300 or 400-level HISTORY course
300 or 400-level HUM STUD course
300 or 400-level PHILOS course
300 or 400-level SPANISH course
Capstone:
Humanities Practicum
Total Credits33-36

World Cultures 

Language Requirement

All Humanities majors are expected to fulfill the non-English language requirement by completing one of the following:

  • Complete at least two college-level semesters of a non-English language. Students who have taken French, German or Spanish in high school or who have acquired a knowledge of the language elsewhere may receive credit for that preparation by passing an advanced-level UW-Green Bay course with a grade of “C” or better.
  • Demonstrate the equivalent level of proficiency in a non-English language on a proficiency exam. NOTE: Students seeking to fulfill the language requirement through proficiency testing in French, German, or Spanish should contact the appropriate language coordinator. For skill assessment in other languages, students should contact the chair of Modern Languages.
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
Foreign Language Requirement*
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 Courses24
Category 1: Global Encounters (6 credits) (At least one course must be a HUM STUD course)
World Literatures
Indigenous Nations Oral and Storytelling Traditions
First Nations Intellectual Traditions
Le Monde Francophone
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 (6 credits) (At least one course must be a HUM STUD course)
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
Representative German Authors
German Cinema
Spain Today
The Cultures of Spain
Representative French Authors
France Today
Topics in Early Modern European History (Crime and Mentalities)
African American Literature
Major American Prose Fiction
Shakespeare
Major Poetry
Category III: Cultures Outside the West (6 credits) (At least one course must be a HUM STUD course)
Topics in Democracy and Justice (South Africa Topic)
First Nations Intellectual Traditions
History of Modern Africa
Non-Western Religions
International Cinema
Literatures in Translation
Topics in World Cultures
Happiness and the Good Life
Humanities in Action Capstone Experience (3 credits)
Humanities Seminar
Internship (with advisor permission)
Travel Course
Travel Course
Travel Course
Travel Course
Travel Course
Travel Course
Travel Course
Elective Course (choose 3 credits) 1
Total Credits36