Curriculum and Program Requirements

General Education Requirements

  • Composition and Rhetoric 3
  • First Year Seminar 3
  • Intermediate Algebra 3
  • Fine Arts 3
  • Humanities 6
  • Natural Sciences 6
  • Social Sciences 6
  • Capstone Seminar 3
  • Liberal Arts Electives 7

Major Program Requirements

Essential Courses in the Humanities (21 credits)

  • English 305 (Shakespeare)
  • English Literature elective
  • History 101 or 102 (World Civilization I or II)
  • History elective
  • Philosophy 205 (History of Western Philosophy)
  • Philosophy Elective
  • Fine Arts Elective (Art & Design 117, Art & Design 118, Music 122, or Theatre Arts 103)

Required Courses in the Major (6 credits)

  • Humanities 300 (Humanities Seminar)
  • Humanities 395 (Senior Thesis)

Area of Concentration (15 credits)

Creative Writing

  • English 201 (Introduction to Creative Writing)
  • English 205 (Poetry Writing)
  • Creative Writing Electives (9 credits)

English

  • English 207 or 208 (Survey of American Literature I or II)
  • English 209 or 210 (Survey of British Literature I or II)
  • English 322 (Understanding English Grammar)
  • English Electives (6 credits)

History

  • History 207 or 208 (Survey of American History I or II)
  • History 233 (Roots of Modern Culture)
  • History electives (9 credits)

Philosophy

  • Philosophy 203 (Ethics)
  • Philosophy electives (12 credits)

Foreign Language

Students must demonstrate proficiency in a modern language other than English at the 104 level.