Mar 17, 2018  
2015 - 2017 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog 
2015 - 2017 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Humanities, General Studies Track, Bachelor's Accelerated Completion (BAC), BA

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The Humanities degree is designed for self-motivated students who desire a broad arts and sciences degree with an interdisciplinary perspective. Instead of 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.

Humanities students must select one of two tracks: General Studies emphasis, Visual and Performing Arts. The Bachelor’s Accelerated Completion program also offers an online Humanities major using the General Studies track. Each track has its own degree requirements, beyond those required of all Humanities students. No minor is required for the Humanities degree. The total credit hours required for a B.A. in Humanities is 120.

With Suggested Courses Based on Current Availability of BAC Online Courses

General Education Requirements (42 sch)

No courses used to complete the General Education requirements may also be used to complete the requirements for the tracks within the Humanities major.

C average required.

Communication (6 sch)

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 sch)

* UNIV courses are open to students in the Honors Program only.

Political Science (U.S., State of Texas and Local Government) (6 sch)

Creative Arts (3 sch)

* UNIV courses are open to students in the Honors Program only.

Component Area (3 sch)

Computer Use

All majors must demonstrate a basic use of the computer as an academic instrument, either by taking a proficiency test or a computer-based course.

Humanities Core (30 sch)

No courses used for the General Education core can be used here. Up to six units of study of a foreign language may substitute for Communication courses.

Humanities (BAC) Concentration (24 sch)

24 sch required to be distributed across at least two of the following areas with at least two courses in each chosen area. No General Education Core or Humanities core courses can be used. Courses listed are suggested for each discipline, based on the availability eight-week accelerated online courses from UTPB, UT El Paso, and UT Arlington as this catalog went to press. Other appropriate courses not listed here, either face-to-face or online in semester-length format, may be used to fulfill requirements for each area. Likewise, other Humanities-related fields may be selected in lieu of the fields shown here.


Other Humanities Courses

(Philosophy, Religion, Foreign Language, etc.)

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