The core of the humanities program consists of a sequence of six special courses called the "Great Works Courses" and are devoted to studying certain principal works in the tradition of Western thought. The Great Works Courses are: Great Works of the Ancient World, Great Works of the Middle Ages, Great Works of the Renaissance and Baroque, and Great Works of the Modern World
In support of the core, customize the remainder of your program around either one or two concentrations (15-18 credit hours), or one or two periods (15-18 credit hours), and related courses (6-9 credit hours). See below for more information.
Several courses can be completed online, including all of the Great Works Courses.
The thought and art of Greece and Rome from 800 B.C. to 400 A.D. Assigned works may range from those of Homer and the Greek tragedians to those of Vergil and the Roman historians.
The thought and art of the Middle Ages from the fifth to the 15th century. Assigned works may range from those of Augustine to Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur.
The thought and art of Europe from the 14th to the late 18th century. Assigned works may range from those of Petrarch, Dürer, and Montaigne to those of Diderot and Voltaire.
The thought and art of the West from the late 18th century to the present. Assigned works may range from those of Beethoven, Kant, Goethe, and Goya to those of Solzhenitsyn, Foucault, Achebe, and García Márquez.
American Studies, Classics, Classical Education, History, Literature, Philosophy, Politics, Theology, Psychology, and Theology.
Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Modern, and Recent
Draw from such fields as Art History, Drama, Economics, Education, and Foreign Languages (Greek, Latin, French, German, Italian, Spanish).