2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Humanities (Online)

The Humanities Major allows students to situate themselves richly and confidently in the present by engaging them with the ideas, works, and cultural and historical movements which shaped it.   In allowing students to develop broader cultural and personal knowledge, this major also cultivates those capacities and skills so important to any future profession:  the ability to respond critically to the written word; to be resourceful in fact-finding; to evaluate data critically and to formulate theories about them; to gain facility with writing different kinds and lengths of papers; to communicate clearly and persuasively in written form; to approach situations and tasks drawing on a broad-based cultural competency.

Requirements

Choose NINE courses

At least 3 different prefixes must be represented;

5 of the 9 courses must be at the 3000-level or above;

3 of those 3000-level or above courses must have the same prefix

CLITR 2120American Literature

3

CLITR 2330Introduction to Mythology

3

CLITR 3028Modern American Drama

3

CLITR 3250World Drama from the 18th Centuryto the Present

3

CLITR 3312The Plays of Shakespeare

3

CLITR 3329Contemporary Ethnic Literature

3

CLITR 3337Short Fiction and Novella

3

CMUSC 1401Introduction to Form in Classical Music

3

CMUSC 3339World Music: Folk and Popular

3

CCRWT 1400Introduction to Creative Writing

3

CCRWT 2300The Art and Craft of the Short Story

3

CCRWT 2310The Art and Craft of Poetry

3

CCRWT 3201Advanced Short Fiction

3

CCRWT 3300Autobiographical Writing

3

CHIST 1502World History II

3

CHIST 2330American History from the Civil War to the Present

3

CHIST 3200Human Rights, Social Justice, and the Constitution in America

3

CHIST 3450History of International Humanitarian Organizations

3

CHUMS 3500Postcolonial History and Literature

3

CHUMS 3600Medieval History and Literature

3

CRELS 2330World Religions

3

Required Core (31 Credits)

The following list of requirements assumes that students have completed the following courses or their equivalents as part of their general education requirements: CWRIT 1101 (English Composition); CLITR 1100 (Writing and the Literary Arts).

Within the General Education Math requirement, students must choose CMATH 1522 Intro to Statistics.

Foreign language competency requirement: in addition to the eleven courses required for the major, students must show foreign language competency by EITHER completing 6 credits of study in Spanish or French at Lesley OR transferring in the equivalent of a second semester foreign language class.

CHUMS 2200Internship Planning and Preparation

1

AINTD 4002Research Capstone

3