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Interdisciplinary Humanities

Learning Goals and Outcomes

Program Goals

Goal 1: Knowledge

It is the goal of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Program to introduce our majors to the methodologies used by disciplines within the Humanities (e.g. Art, English History, Languages & Literatures, Music, Philosophy, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, and Theology & Religious Studies.

Goal 2: Skills

The primary objective of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Program is to ensure that students are able to demonstrate the skills of humanistic study, i.e., the ability to analyze, think critically, write clearly and persuasively, and create a work of art.

Goal 3: Performance

The program aims to graduate students who can demonstrate the ability to perform or present a complex body of information in both one-on-one and group contexts.

The Interdisciplinary Humanities Program’s goals are aligned with the University Goals. In particular, the department, like the University, is committed to the goals of  “cultural competence,” “integrated learning experiences,” and giving a “privileged place to the liberal arts” in…[the] undergraduate curriculum.”

Student Learning Outcomes

Knowledge

Majors can engage with current scholarly discourse within the accepted methodology of their area of concentration within the Humanities.

Skills

Majors can demonstrate the skills of humanistic study, i.e., the ability to analyze, think critically, write clearly and persuasively, and create a work of art.

Performance

Majors can demonstrate the ability to perform or present a complex body of information in both one-on-one and group contexts.