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Bachelor of Arts in Humanities Online

Complete Coursework: as little as 16 months Credit Hours: 120 Tuition: $288 per credit hour

The Bachelor of Arts in Humanities degree is designed for self-motivated students who desire a broad arts and sciences degree with an interdisciplinary perspective. Instead of a pursuing a traditional major, the Humanities student creates, with the consent of a faculty advisor, an individualized plan of study with an interdisciplinary theme, period, set of problems, specialization, or perspective unavailable through the combining of a traditional major and minor.

No minor is required for the Humanities degree. The total credit hours required for a B.A. in Humanities is 120.

Concentration Area Courses — 24 Credit Hours

Students must choose at least two concentration areas.

Art

The expression of one's insights through visual media, from paper, ceramics, painting, and sculpture to metalwork, photography, and computer graphics. Art history includes how art has changed over time, and how and why some works especially inspire us.

Communication

The study of how people share and shape information, ideas, and values, ranging from the art of persuasion to studies of how people understand and process information.

English

The ability to understand and discuss the stories and verse of British, Irish, and American literature, and the ability to create one's own stories and verse, and the understanding of how these literatures reflect their societies.

History

The study and discovery of patterns of human experience and thoughts, from everyday life to nations to civilizations, and of understanding how those legacies helped to shape and inspire subsequent generations.

Music

The study and appreciation of music and its interactions with its historical, technical, social, and especially cultural contexts.

Online Courses


For the Bachelor of Arts in Humanities online program, students must complete 120 credit hours, including 42 hours of general education courses, 30 hours of humanities core courses (with capstone), 24 hours of concentration area courses, and 24 hours of electives. View a list of available general education courses.

No courses used to complete the general education requirements may also be used to complete the requirements for tracks within the humanities core curriculum. The program requires a minimum of 30 hours of general studies core courses.

General Studies Core Courses: History (6 hours)

Students must complete two 2000-level courses, including HIST 2321 and/or HIST 2322. Other 2000-level courses may be substituted if they cover non-U.S. history.

A survey of the world's major civilizations and of their mutual influences through 1500.
A survey of the world's major civilizations and of their cultural, political, and economic interactions from roughly 1500 to modern globalization.

General Studies Core Courses: English (6 hours)

Two courses must be chosen from the following:

Chronological survey of major works in British Literature from Anglo-Saxon times, through the restoration and late 18th century. Prerequisites: ENGL 1302 Composition II or its equivalent.
Chronological survey of major works of British Literature from the late 18th century (about 1800) to the Modern Period. Prerequisites: ENGL 1302 Composition II or its equivalent.
Chronological examination of writers, works and movements in fiction, nonfiction and poetry through 1865. Prerequisites: ENGL 1302 Composition II or its equivalent.
Chronological examination of writers, works and movements in fiction, nonfiction and poetry from 1865 to the present. Prerequisites: ENGL 1302 Composition II or its equivalent.
The study of art within the context of British Literature, American Literature or Comparative Literature, with special emphasis on gender constructs.
The study of mythology within the context of British Literature, American Literature or Comparative Literature.

General Studies Core Courses: Communication or Foreign Language (6 hours)

Two courses must be taken in either communication or a foreign language.

General Studies Core Courses: Fine Arts (12 hours)

Four lower division courses must be taken in art, drama, music or humanities.

Interdisciplinary Area of Concentration (24 hours)

These courses should be dispersed across 2 to 4 fields among history, English, Spanish, communication, drama, art or music. Students must enroll in at least two courses in each chosen field. Courses counted toward the 30 hours of the General Studies Core may not count toward the interdisciplinary area of concentration.

Capstone Senior Project

Students must complete a senior thesis to be fulfilled with a senior project or contract-study course with a faculty member in a humanities-related field. Such courses would include DRAM 4379, ARTS 4392, ARTS 4393, ARTS 4394, HIST 4391, HIST 4399, HUMA 4301 or a contract-study course in English.

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