Students must complete a total of 12 credit hours in The Fine Arts and Humanities category. There are four (4) subcategories in this overarching category: Historical Understanding; Literature; Thought, Values and Beliefs; and Visual and Performing Arts. Some of The Fine Arts and Humanities courses may fulfill the requirements for more than one subcategory. A student must take at least one course in each subcategory.
The purpose of this category is to develop skills in the analysis and interpretation of products of human thought and imagination in the realms of visual and performing arts, history, literature, philosophy, ethics, and religion.
Upon completion of the required credit hours in this category, students will be able to:
- Describe the forms and limits of knowledge in the arts and the humanities.
- Identify the relationships among ideas, text, and artistic works and their cultural and historical contexts.
- Recognize and evaluate competing interpretations of texts broadly defined.
- Compare the differences and commonalities among the various disciplines in the Fine Arts and Humanities.
- Apply the techniques of interpretation and analysis characteristic of disciplines in the Fine Arts and Humanities to explore significant issues, texts, and artistic works.
- Communicate the results of their inquiries and analyses in writing.