Humanities & Liberal Studies

ENCOUNTER THE GREATEST MINDS IN WESTERN THOUGHT

In Humanities at AMU, you’ll embark on a comprehensive study of Western philosophy, literature, theology, the arts and history. You can also tailor your own path of studies by selecting suitable electives from the best courses that we offer. If you’re a spirited student who loves great books, beautiful language and powerful ideas, you belong here!

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ENCOUNTER THE GREATEST MINDS IN WESTERN THOUGHT

In Humanities at AMU, you’ll embark on a comprehensive study of Western philosophy, literature, theology, the arts and history. You can also tailor your own path of studies by selecting suitable electives from the best courses that we offer. If you’re a spirited student who loves great books, beautiful language and powerful ideas, you belong here!

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Skills You will Gain with a Humanities and Liberal Studies Degree

1. Writing and communication. Learn to write skillfully to express, explain and argue your ideas clearly and thoroughly, and to persuade your listeners.

2. Research and critical thinking. Many of your courses have research papers that challenge you to dig deeper into specific topics and compare and evaluate the insights of different thinkers.

3. Integral perspective. Come to better understand yourself and the world by reading what the best authors have thought about the most important questions.

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Professor of Politics; Director of Honors Program

Email:

john.colman@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 280-1609

Office:

Thomas Student Union 2007B

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Chair of the Humanities Department; Professor of Humanities & Literature; Director of Shakespeare in Performance

Email:

travis.curtright@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 280-1612

Office:

Canizaro Library 219

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Chair of the Theology Department; Fr. Matthew L. Lamb Professor of Catholic Theology; Professor of Theology & Humanities

Email:

michael.dauphinais@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 280-2538

Office:

Henkels 3005

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Associate Professor of Classics

Email:

andrew.dinan@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 280-1619

Office:

Henkels 2050

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REQUIRED COURSES

Required Courses for the Major

HUMS 206/LITR 206 Shakespeare

HUMS 301 The Abolition of Man

HUMS 302 Love, Friendship, and The Future of Being Human

HUMS 370 C.S. Lewis: Theological Apologetics

HUMS 490 Thomas More

POLT 402 Modernity and Post-modernity; POLT 403 Tyranny and Totalitarianism; POLT 404 Technology, Science, andPolitics; or LITR 325 Modern Fantasy

12 credits in Humanities electives. The following courses from the Rome program count as Humanities electives and fall under HUMS 415 Special Topics: Humanities IV Roman Culture: Classical and Christian (4 credits) for HUMS 415 (4 credits);Art & Architecture of Rome (4 credits) for HUMS 415 (4 credits); Poetics (4 credits) for HUMS 415 (4 credits).

DEPARTMENTAL MESSAGE

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.

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