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Humanities, B.A.

Requirements

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: 120

General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Context (5.0)   
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (recommended for Humanities or Arts) (3.0)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6.0)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (recommended for Social Science majors) (3.0)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5.0)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (recommended for Business, Education, Science, and Health Professions majors) (4.0)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5.0)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (recommended for Business majors) (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
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or PES 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: 36 Credits
  HUM 1010 Humanities Through the Arts 3
or HUM 101G Humanities Through the Arts (3.0)  
or HUM 101H Humanities Through the Arts (3.0)  
  HUM 2010 World History Through the Arts I 3
or HUM 201G World History Through the Arts I (3.0)  
or HUM 201H World History Through the Arts I (3.0)  
  HUM 2020 World History Through the Arts II  3
or HUM 202G World History Through the Arts II (3.0)  
or HUM 202H World History Through the Arts II (3.0)  
  HUM 3500 Approaches to Humanities WE 3
  HUM 400R Humanism and Posthumanism  3
  HUM 4910 Humanities Capstone WE  3
Complete 3 credits of the following: 3
  HUM 2100 Adventures of Ideas Through 1500 (3.0)  
  HUM 210H Adventures of Ideas Through 1500 (3.0)  
  HUM 2200 Adventures of Ideas After 1500 (3.0)  
  HUM 220H Adventures of Ideas After 1500 (3.0)  
Complete 9 credits of the following: 9
  HUM 320R Topics in Humanities (1.0)  
  HUM 325R Area Studies in Humanities (3.0)  
  HUM 330R Period Studies in Humanities (3.0)  
  HUM 3800 Aesthetics (3.0)  
Complete 6 credits of the following: 6
  HUM 401R Forms and Genres Across the Arts (may be repeated for up to 6 credits) (3.0)  
  HUM 414R Advanced Topics in Humanities (may be repeated for up to 6 credits) (3.0)  
Elective Requirements:    49 Credits
  One Foreign Language  16
  Any course 1000 or higher (No more than 6 total credit hours from HUM 281R and HUM 481R) 16 credits must be upper-division. 33

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above.
  3. Residency hours--minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.   
  5. Completion of 40 hours of upper-division credit.
  6. Completion of 16 credit hours of course work from one language to include the 1010, 1020, 2010, and 202G levels or transferred equivalents. 
  7. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course. 

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 or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Academic Writing or  Literacies and Composition Across Contexts 3
MAT 1030/ MAT 1035/STAT 1040/STAT 1045/MATH 1050/MATH 1055/MATH 1090 Quantitative Reasoning/Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra/Intro to Statistics/Introduction to Statistics with Algebra/College Algebra/College Algebra with Preliminaries/College Algebra for Business** 3
LANG 1010 GRK, LATN, SPAN, PORT, RUS, ASL, CHIN, JPNS, FREN, GER, or other 4
HLTH 1100/PES 1097 Personal Health & Wellness/Fitness for Life 2
HUM 1010 / 101G / 101H Humanities Through the Arts 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research  3
Biology   3
HUM 2010/201G/201H World History through the Arts I 3
American Institutions   3
LANG 1020 Continued from previous LANG option 4
  Semester total: 16
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 2050 / 205G / 205H Ethics and Values** 3
Physical Science   3
HUM 2020/202G/202H World History through the Arts II 3
HUM 2100/210H Adventures of Ideas through 1500 3
LANG 2010 Continued from previous LANG option 4
  Semester total: 16
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Additional Biology of Physical Science   3
LANG 2020/202G Continued from previous LANG option 4
Fine Art   3
HUM 2200/220H Adventures of Ideas after 1500 3
Social/Behavioral Science   3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
HUM 203G Art Form Focus I 3
Upper Elective Any 3000+ 3
HUM 325R Area Studies in HUM 3
HUM 320R Topics in HUM 3
Lower Elective Any 1000+ 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
HUM 204G Art Form Focus II 3
HUM 3800 Aesthetics 3
HUM 330R Period Studies in HUM  3
Lower Elective Any 1000+ 3
Lower Elective Any 1000+ 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
HUM 3500 Approaches to Humanities WE 3
HUM 320R/325R/330R/3800 Topics in HUM/Area Studies in Humanities/Period Studies in Humanities/Aesthetics 3
HUM 400R Humanism and Posthumanism 3
Upper Elective Any 3000+ 3
Upper Elective Any 3000+ 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
HUM 4910 Capstone 3
HUM 401R Forms & Genres Across the Arts 3
HUM 414R Advanced Topics in Humanities 3
Upper Elective Any 3000+ 3
  Semester total: 12
  Degree total: 120

Department

Philosophy and Humanities

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