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Majoring in humanities focus on the study of human culture

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Students majoring in humanities focus on the study of human culture. Some of these areas, such as art, history, language, literature, music, philosophy, and religion, date back to ancient times.

Of the colleges that do offer a humanities major, the most common method of organizing it is as an interdisciplinary degree program consisting of courses drawn from a number of academic disciplines. Here are some course requirements you might expect to find if you major in humanities.

Introduction to Humanities
Literature and the Arts
Music and the Visual Arts
Cross-Cultural Encounters
Humanities in America
Cultural Expression of Gender
Medieval Heritage
The Renaissance
Modern European Heritage
French Civilization
German Civilization
Russian Civilization
Italian Civilization
Modernization and Modernism

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