MSU offers both major and minor B.A. degrees in humanities for students interested in a broad and deep concentration in humanistic studies—including literature, music, dance, painting, sculpture, architecture, theater, philosophy, and history. The breadth of focus allows students to comprehend widely diverse cultural expressions that extend throughout history and across national borders.
The undergirding emphasis of humanistic studies, which concerns what it means to be human, guides students to a deepened understanding of the relationship between artistic expression and life in time and place while also preparing them to make informed contributions in a complexly international community.
Requirements for Humanities Major
The humanities major requires completion of (1) 48 semester hours of core curriculum courses, (2) 36 semester hours of selected humanities and related interdisciplinary courses (see catalog), and (3) 18-24 hours in a selected field of concentration (see catalog).
Requirements for Humanities Minor
The humanities minor requires completion of 18 semester hours, including 12 in selected humanities courses (see catalog) and 6 in history (History 1333, 1433).