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Explore our programs in Liberal Arts and Humanities

Choose a Major

  • English Examine and interpret literature from a variety of viewpoints. Understand the role of literature as a central expression of human cultures.

  • English Teaching Learn to teach writing, reading, literature, speech communication, and media literacy to students in grades 5-12.

  • Ethnic Studies Engage in the study of people of color and their experience in all dimensions of life—social, political, economic, cultural, spiritual, and educational.

  • Gender Studies Examine feminist and social concerns, while preparing for a career in human services, the media, community organizing, and education.

  • History Gain skills in reading comprehension, analysis, cross-cultural comparison, and written argumentation, all useful in a range of careers and avocations.

  • Liberal Arts Customize a major based on your unique interests, drawing from the various programs in the College of Arts and Sciences.

  • Literature Examine and interpret literature in English from a variety of viewpoints, while you understand the role of literature as a central expression of human cultures.

  • Philosophy Gain the skills and intellectual foundations for well-informed, reflective, and effective participation in political and community life, while you prepare for graduate studies in philosophy, law, political science, and economics.

  • Screenwriting Build a creative and practical foundation for a career in film and television writing, while you prepare for graduate studies.

  • Theater Gain skills in acting, directing, and playwriting, while you create original works and develop your original voice.

Choose a Minor

  • English Enhance your written and oral communication skills. You can accomplish these goals with a minor in English.

  • Experimental Intermedia Arts Explore traditional artistic disciplines—music, dance, theater, and visual arts—combined with creative writing and emerging media art forms, such as video, film, and electronic arts.

  • Gender Studies Examine feminist and social concerns, while preparing for a career in human services, the media, community organizing, and education.

  • Practical Ethics Explore the nature and varieties of moral reasoning that are applied to areas of everyday experience.

  • Religious Studies Gain powerful insights into human behavior and cultures, while you expand both your personal perspectives, analytical skills, and critical thinking skills.

  • Research and Information Studies Study the way information touches on many current issues, including first amendment rights, privacy, censorship, ethical issues in communication, the evaluation of arguments, the publishing industry, and the joy of intellectual curiosity.

  • Studio Arts Examine the history of art and craft, sharpen your critical thinking skills, and explore the possibilities of the creative process.

  • Theater Gain skills in acting, directing, and playwriting, while you create original works and develop your original voice.


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