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Humanities, A.A.

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The discipline of humanities is the study of human intellectual and artistic creativity and what the resulting artistic forms reveal about the human experience. This field of study draws on other disciplines such as history, fine arts, literature, intellectual history, music, foreign languages, theology, and philosophy to see how the several artistic forms communicate and work together to give an in-depth record of the meaning of human life in the past and present. The discipline also emphasizes the relationship between the arts, culture, and society. A background in humanities is helpful in preparing for employment in education, business, government, civil and foreign service, tourism, and in preparation for graduate studies.

Total Program Credits: 60

General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5.0)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3.0)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6.0)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3.0)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5.0)   
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4.0)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5.0)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business  (3.0)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
or PHIL 205H Ethics and Values (3.0)  
or PHIL 205G Ethics and Values (3.0)  
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or EXSC 1097 Fitness for Life (2.0)  
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities Distribution 3
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 12 Credits
Any additional Humanities and Social Sciences Course 1000 or 2000 level with the following prefix: AIST, AMST, ANTH, ASL, BESC, CHIN, CHST, CINE,CLST, CNST, COMM, ENGL, FAMS, FREN, GER, GRK, HIST, HUM, IS, LANG, LATN, PHIL, POLS, PORT, PSY, RUS, SOC, SOSC, SPAN, SW 12
Elective Requirements:    13 Credits
  Same Foreign Language  8
  Any course 1000 or higher 5

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 60 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above. (Departments may require a higher GPA.)
  3. Residency hours-- minimum of 20 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  5. For the AA degree, completion of 8 credit hours of course work from one language.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010  Introduction to Academic Writing  3
MAT 1030/MAT 1035/STAT 1040/STAT 1045/MATH 1050/MATH 1055/MATH 1090 Quantitative Reasoning or Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra or Introduction to Statistics or Introduction to Statistics with Algebra or College Algebra or College Algebra with Preliminaries or College Algebra for Business 3
HLTH 1100/EXSC 1097 Personal Health & Wellness/Fitness for Life 2
Language 1010   4
Humanities and Social Science Course 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
Physical Science Distribution   3
Biological Science Distribution   3
Humanities and Social Science Course 3
Language 1020    4
  Semester total: 16
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 2050/205G/205H Ethics and Values** 3
Third Science Distribution   3
Physical Science   3
Humanities and Social Science Courses 3
General Elective Course (1000 or higher) 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Fine Arts   3
Humanities   3
HIST 1700, HIST 1740, HIST 2700, HIST 2710, POLS 1000, or POLS 1100 3
Humanities and Social Science Course 3
General Elective Course Any course 1000 or higher 2
  Semester total: 14
  Degree total: 60


Philosophy and Humanities

The Philosophy and Humanities department is in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences . To find the most up-to-date information, including Program Learning Outcomes for degree programs offered by the Philosophy and Humanities department, visit their website.

Philosophy and Humanities department