students studyingThe Humanities major provides students a broad, highly individualized, and multidisciplinary curriculum that provides them the essential critical thinking and communication skills they need to succeed in graduate school and the modern workplace.

This major is specifically designed for those students who wish to build a comprehensive liberal arts background; students who have multiple interests in the humanities; students who desire to change majors without extending their graduation timelines; and nontraditional and adult students who have some prior college credit and need a path to degree completion that allows them to maximize the usefulness of previously earned college credits.

Humanities majors are considered highly qualified for employment in a wide range of career fields including arts, design, entertainment, and media; business and financial operations; education; law; management; marketing; advertising; office and administrative support, and public service.

Humanities majors begin their program with Foundations in the Humanities (HUMA 250) and end their program with the Senior Seminar (HUMA 499) in which they reflect on their coursework and consider professional issues.

Students declare this major through the office of English and Foreign Languages. Humanities majors have faculty members from the English and Foreign Language as academic advisors.

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Note: The information below provides convenient links to some of the courses required for this degree; however, it should not be used as a course registration guide. Please refer to the official Lander University Academic Catalog for the most accurate and up-to-date program requirements.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS1  CREDIT
HOURS
A. Core Skills

 

  ENGL 101 Writing and Inquiry I 3
  ENGL 102 Writing and Inquiry II 3
   

Approved Mathematics

3

B. Humanities and Fine Arts
     (6 hours selected from 2 different disciplines)

6
C. Behavioral and Social Perspectives
     
(6 hours selected from 2 different disciplines)
6
D. Scientific and Mathematical Reasoning  
    Approved Science or Mathematics 3
    Approved Lab Science 4
E. Founding Documents of the United States  
  HIST 111

United States History to 1877
OR POLS 101 American National Government

3
F. World Cultures 3
G. LINK 101 1
University Requirement  
  FALS 101 15 FALS-approved events

0

Total General Education Requirements 35

For approved courses see the General Education section

 

MAJOR PROGRAM CORE REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
HUMA 250 Foundations in the Humanities 3
HUMA 499 Senior Seminar 3

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS

30 hours at the 300-level or higher in the following Humanities disciplines:

Art, English, Foreign Languages, History, Media and Communication, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, and Sociology

30
15 hours from a focus discipline 15
15 hours from other Humanities disciplines 15
   
Total Major Program Requirements 36
Additional Electives 49
TOTAL FOR BA DEGREE 120
  • Additional Electives: It is recommended that students devote 18-21 hours to a minor that differs from the focus discipline in the student’s major program additional requirements.
  • Coursework must include at least 30 hours earned in 300 or above level courses, of which 12 hours must be in the major.
  • See the 4-year major guide for recommended order in which to take courses