Humanities

Undergraduate Programs

Majors

Program Locations Total Credits
Humanities BA BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • Mankato
120

Minors

Program Locations Total Credits
Interdisciplinary Humanities Minor
  • Mankato
  • Online
20

Policies & Faculty

Policies

Admission to Major is granted by the department. Minimum university admission requirements are:

  • a minimum of 32 earned semester credit hours.
  • a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 (“C”).

Contact the program for application procedures.

GPA Policy. Candidates for a major in Humanities must maintain a 2.5 grade-point average in the major.

P/N Grading Policy. Humanities core courses taken for a major or minor in Humanities may not be taken on a P/N basis.

Contact Information

230 Armstrong Hall
College of Arts & Humanities

www.mnsu.edu/humanity

Faculty

100 Level

Credits: 4

An introduction to Humanities and its themes of study, including an exploration of the diversity of world cultures and multiple forms of creativity and expression. aspects of interactions among peoples across the world. Students will think critically about and increase their understanding of diverse human perspectives and global relationships.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-06, GE-08

Credits: 4

An introduction to the history of humankind through the lens of the humanities--language and literature, art and architecture, music, philosophy, and religion. Through the study of the humanities, we aim not only to know but also to understand what humans across time have thought about and created from earliest times through the 15th century.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-06

Credits: 4

An introduction to the history of humankind through the lens of the humanities--language and literature, art and architecture, music, philosophy, and religion. Through the study of the humanities, we aim not only to know but also to understand what humans across time have thought about and created from High Renaissance through the 21st century.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-06

Credits: 4

An introduction to the cultures and traditions of Asia and Africa through focused interdisciplinary humanities topics--language and literature, art and architecture, music, philosophy, and religion. Through the study of the humanities, we aim not only to know but also to understand how culture has influenced humans to develop and express their ideas, ideals, and their inner selves. May be repeated with different topics.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-06, GE-08

Credits: 4

An introduction to the cultures and traditions of the Americas, Australia, and Oceania regions through focused interdisciplinary humanities topics--language and literature, art and architecture, music, philosophy, and religion. Through the study of the humanities, we aim not only to know but also to understand how culture has influenced humans to develop and express their ideas, ideals, and their inner selves. May be repeated with different topics.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-06, GE-08

Diverse Cultures: Purple

200 Level

Credits: 2-4

Explores the critical analysis of written, visual, and/or msucial 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

Credits: 4

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

Credits: 2-4

Historical or cultural periods, beliefs, or movements within the larger Western traditions of Europe and the Americas 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

Credits: 4

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

Credits: 4

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

Credits: 4

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

300 Level

Credits: 1-4

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

Credits: 4

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

400 Level

Credits: 4

Intensive study of a topic related to the field of Humanities. Topics vary and engage students in issues of cultural and artistic periods, trends, theories, expression, and/or global or historic connections.

Prerequisites: HUM 282W

Credits: 4

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 

Credits: 1-4

An applied work and learning experience in the field of interdisciplinary Humanities.

Prerequisites: HUM 282W, advanced standing in Humanities and consent of instructor.

Credits: 1-4

Interdisciplinary study in an area for which the student has basic preparation.

Prerequisites: Approval of faculty.