The Humanities major provides insight into the complexity of humanity and human achievement in the arts, literature, philosophy, religion, history, and politics.
The Humanities major provides insight into the complexity of humanity and human achievement in the arts, literature, philosophy, religion, history, and politics. Students obtain a broad vision of the history and culture of Western civilization, which is integral to a liberal arts education. Combined with a minor in Business Administration, the Humanities major provides students with an excellent background for a business career.
Twelve courses must be completed for the major; however, since there is no rigid sequence of requirements, students may design an individual program within the course offerings. Students must complete at least two of the Humanities core courses (HUM 303, 304,305, and 306) at Rollins College to fulfill the requirements of the Humanities Major or Minor.
HUM 303 Humanities: Ancient
HUM 304 Humanities: Medieval and Renaissance
HUM 305 Humanities: Classicism and Romanticism
HUM 306 Humanities: Modern Period
Plus two designated courses (one of which must be at the 300-400 level) in each of the following areas presenting the topic in its historical context:
Literature studied in any language
Each student is required to keep a portfolio of critical essays, research papers, essay examinations, and other material from different courses that contains material from each year the student has been a major. The student will collect the material to demonstrate the growth of his or her intellectual skills and an understanding of the interdisciplinary relationships of the disciplines within the Humanities major.
Requirements for the Minor
Students minoring in Humanities will take the four core humanities courses plus one in each of the areas specified above. Students completing the minor in Humanities must fulfill the same requirement for the portfolio and final project as majors.