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    Jul 25, 2024  
Lee University Catalog 2019-2020 
Lee University Catalog 2019-2020 [Archived Catalog]

Humanities (HUMNS.BA)

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The Humanities major offers a multi-disciplinary foundation for understanding and appreciating the western cultural tradition. All humanities students explore various expressions of Western Literature, Philosophy, music, and the fine arts within their original historical contexts, in relation to one another, and in relation to modern institutions and cultures. The major offers its students the opportunity to specialize in one of three concentrations: Classical Studies, Modern and Contemporary Studies, and Philosophy.

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HUMNS_BA 19-20  

General Education Requirements - Total Hours: 53

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This program requires six hours of foreign language at the intermediate level.  Nine hours in the category of Exploring the Humanities are fulfilled by HUMN 202, HUMN 301, and PHIL 241.


Subtotal Specialty Area Requirements - Total Hours: 15


Subtotal Collateral Requirements-3


Emphasis in Classical Studies - 21 Total Hours

The Classical Studies concentration will prepare students for careers in law, teaching, and curatorship, as well as for graduate study in classics, Ancient History, and Medieval Studies. The Foundation of the program is a sequence of courses offering introductory and intermediate level instruction in Latin. LATN 211 and LATN 212 are required of all Humanities Majors with the Classical Studies emphasis. LATN 311 and LATN 312 are offered upon demand and may be used to satisfy the intermediate language requirement for the BA.

In Addition

Additionally, the Classical Studies concentration will require 15 hours chosen from the following, 12 of which must have the designation HUMN:

Emphasis in Modern and Contemporary Studies - 21 Total Hours

The Emphasis in Modern and Contemporary Studies will allow students to focus on the relationship between literature, film, philosophy, popular Culture, and art in the contexts of the later Nineteenth, Twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. The concentration may serve students who wish to apply to graduate programs in Cultural Studies, Critical Theory, or in more traditional programs in Modern and Contemporary Literature


HUMN 381 and HUMN 382 will be required of all Humanities majors with the Modern and Contemporary Studies Emphasis

In Addition

Additionally, the Modern and Contemporary Studies emphasis will require 15 hours chosen from the following, 6 of which must have the designation HUMN:

Emphasis in Philosophy - 21 Total Hours

Two separate enrollments in 493 covering different topics.

Electives - Total Hours: 26-34

Total Hours in Program: 120

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