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2015 - 2017 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog 
2015 - 2017 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Humanities, General Studies Track, 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.

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)

History (6 sch)

Two 2000-level courses.

Communication or Foreign Language (6 sch)

Two courses to be taken in either Communication or in a foreign language.

Fine Arts (12 sch)

Four lower-division courses to be taken in Art, Drama, Music, or HUMA 4301 .

Interdisciplinary Area of Concentration (24 sch, at least 18 upper-division)

These courses to be dispersed among not less than two but not more than four fields among History, English, Spanish, Communication, Drama, Art, or Music. Students must enroll in at least two courses in each chosen field. Courses counted toward the 30 hours of the General Studies Core may not count toward the 24 hours of the interdisciplinary area of concentration.

Capstone Senior Project (3 sch)

A three-unit senior thesis to be fulfilled with a “senior project” or contract-study course with a faculty member in a Humanities-related field. Such courses would include the following:

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