Humanities & Liberal Studies

Humanities & Liberal Studies

Shakespeare in Performance

The Humanities department is home to the productions of Shakespeare in Performance. Find us on Facebook.

Our Program of Study:

Welcome to the study of humanitas.  Our students’ high standards of self-expression, the intellectually significant classroom conversation, and a unique program await you.  Indeed, our students tailor their own path of studies by selecting suitable electives from the best courses that the university offers.  As a result, the major offers a broad liberal arts education through a comprehensive study of the western intellectual tradition as presented especially in philosophy, literature, theology, the arts, and history.  To major in humanities, we seek spirited students who love great books, beautiful language, and powerful ideas.

Required courses:


HUMS 301: Humanities Seminar I 
HUMS 302: Humanities Seminar II 
HUMS 490 Senior Seminar: Thomas More 
PHIL 302: Ancient Philosophy 
PHIL 305: Medieval Philosophy 
LITR 206: Shakespeare 
THEO 309: Christ and His Church or THEO 411: Advanced Scripture 
POLT 402: Modernity and Post-modernity


Electives: Courses from any department with substantial interdisciplinary content or within the Western intellectual tradition are eligible. The following are among the elective courses satisfying these criteria:

HUMS 325 Jane Austen and Samuel Johnson 
HUMS 330 Shakespeare in Performance 
ECON 303: Great Economic Ideas 
GREK 203: Greek Readings 
HST 290: History of Ideas 
HST 366: British Empire 
LATN 204: Golden Age Poetry 
LATN 304: Latin Church Fathers 
LITR 490: Literary Theory 
MATH 201: History of Mathematics 
MUSC 212A/B: Survey of Western Music I / II 
POL 201: Introduction to Political Thought 
POL 302: Catholic Political Thought 
POL 305: Politics and Literature 
PHIL 402: Recent Philosophy 
PHIL 403: Political Philosophy 
PHIL 405: Philosophy of Science 
PHIL 413: Modern Philosophy 
PHIL 414: Contemporary Philosophy