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Humanities Minor

Department of English and Foreign Languages

Department of English and Foreign Languages Humanities Minor

Our Humanities courses offer students a tremendous opportunity to study literature and film in novel ways. Students can create a graphic novel memoir (The Graphic Novel as Literature), understand what it means to be an antagonist in a literary tale (The Villain), explore the psychology of exile and return (The Journey), examine the pain and ramifications of being a soldier (War in Literature and Film), experience the life of a contemporary Native American (Native American Culture and Literature), explore dystopian futures (Science Fiction), recognize power in relationship to gender (Gendered Images), and feel terror (The Horror Story).

Studies in the humanities challenge students to creatively engage issues and to devise innovative answers. It’s also quite fun.

Verbal and nonverbal texts are situated historically, socially, intellectually, produced, and consumed at particular times, with particular cultural, personal, gender, racial, class, and other perspectives. The following interdisciplinary categories available for special topics therefore indicate pedagogical perspectives rather than fixed categories.


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