Courses

Courses

Be sure to refer to the Recommended Academic Plan and consult with your adviser regarding the proper sequence of courses.

For a B.A. degree in Humanities, a minimum of 120 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

In addition to General Education requirements (45 credits), this major requires the following:

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 0-15 credits

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(3 of these 24 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR, GENERAL EDUCATION, or ELECTIVES and 0-12 credits are included in ELECTIVES if foreign language proficiency is demonstrated by examination.)
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in this bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 51 credits
(At least 36 of the last 60 credits must be earned at Penn State, according to University Policy 83-80.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES: (12 credits)[1]
HUM 100 GH(3), HUM 200 GH(3), HUM 300W(3), HUM 400(3) (Sem: 1-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES: (6 credits) [1]
Select 6 credits from Humanities (HUM) courses: HUM 150(3), HUM 311(3), HUM 410(3), HUM 430(3), HUM 453(3), HUM 460(3), HUM 461(3), HUM 491(3), HUM 494(3), HUM 495(3), HUM 496(3), HUM 497(3), HUM 499(3) (Sem: 3-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS: (33 credits)
(At least 15 credits of supporting courses must be at the 400 level.)
Select 12 credits in one of the four following areas; select 9 credits in a second area: (Sem: 1-8)

  • History and global cultures: select from HIST, CMLIT, SPAN (all courses with those prefixes), CAS 271 US;IL(3), COMM 350 IL(3), ENGL 486 IL(3), ENGL 488 IL(3), INTST 100 GS;IL(3)
  • Performing and visual arts and art history: select from ART, ART H, INART, MUSIC, THEA (all courses with those prefixes), COMM 215(3), COMM 241(3), COMM 242(3), COMM 250 GA(3)
  • Philosophy and religious studies: select from PHIL, RL ST (all courses with those prefixes)
  • Literature and writing: select from ENGL, CMLIT (all courses with those prefixes), COMM 230W(3), COMM 260W(3), COMM 332(3), COMM 346(3), COMM 474(3)

Select 12 credits from AM ST, ART, ART H, CAS, CHNS, CMLIT, COMM, ENGL, FR, HIST, HUM, INART, MUSIC, PHIL, RL ST, SPAN, or THEA and/or 12 credits that can be used toward a minor in an area of the student's interests. (Sem: 5-8)


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