Interdisciplinary Humanities Major

Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2015-2016, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on October 1, 2015. Access the catalog of record at http://catalogs.sandiego.edu.

Humanities

Lower-Division Preparation

Select 6 units of lower-division history courses from the following:
HIST 102The Ancient World3
HIST 103The Medieval World3
HIST 108The Atlantic World 1500-18003
HIST 109The Pacific World, 1500-18003
HIST 110World History Topics3-4
HIST 116War and Peace in the Modern World3
HIST 117U.S. History to 18703
HIST 118U.S. History, 1877 to the Present3
HIST 120U.S. History Topics3
HIST 125DRace and Ethnicity in the American Experience3-4
HIST 126DAmerican Women in History3
HIST 130Introduction to East Asia3
HIST 140Modern Europe3
HIST 170World History I3
HIST 171World History II3
HIST 200Historians' Methods3
HIST 210Topics in History, Literature, and Film3
HIST 220Topics in War and Peace in Historical Perspective3
HIST 230Topics in the History of Culture and Identity3
HIST 240Topics in Urban History3
HIST 250Topics in Comparative History3-4
HIST 260Topics in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine3
HIST 280Great Moments in Time3

Major Requirements

40 Upper-Division Units in the Humanities disciplines, as follows:

Choose an emphasis from among the following Humanities disciplines. You must take at least 12 units but no more than 18 units in this emphasis:
Art
Art History
English
History
Languages and Literatures
Music
Philosophy
Theatre Arts
Theology and Religious Studies

You must take between 18-24 units in any or all of the humanities disciplines listed above. No more than 9 units may be taken in any one discipline outside your emphasis. Coursework must include a

  1. Classical studies course
  2. Medieval and/or Renaissance studies course as approved by the program director

Coursework must include a two-semester, upper division senior seminar HUMN 490 and HUMN 495W

European Studies

Lower-Division Preparation

Select 6 units of lower-division history from the following:
HIST 102The Ancient World
HIST 103The Medieval World
HIST 108The Atlantic World 1500-1800
HIST 110World History Topics
HIST 140Modern Europe
HIST 170World History I
HIST 171World History II
Select 1 fourth-semester language course (or its equivalent) in French, German, Italian, or Spanish (depending on the upper division linguistic focus chosen below)3
Two semesters (second-semester or its equivalent) in a second European language (may include Classical Greek or Latin)6

Major Requirements

Select 9 Upper-Division Units in French, German, Italian, or Spanish, chosen from the following courses:9
French
FREN 300Advanced Conversation
FREN 301Advanced Grammar and Composition
FREN 302Introduction to the Analysis of French Literary Texts
FREN 303Cultural Backgrounds of French Civilization
FREN 310French Phonetics
FREN 317Business French
FREN 320Survey of French Literature I: Middle Ages to 18th Century
FREN 321Survey of French Literarture II: 19th to 21st Centuries
FREN 394Topics in Language, Literature, or Culture
FREN 403Contemporary French Civilization
FREN 410French Theater
FREN 411French Prose
FREN 412French Novel
FREN 413French Poetry
FREN 414French Women Writers
FREN 493Tutoring or Field Experience in French
FREN 494Topics in French Literature, Language or Culture
FREN 499Independent Study
German
GERM 301Advanced Composition
GERM 302Readings in German Literature
GERM 303Cultural Backgrounds of German Civilization
GERM 304Commercial Correspondence and Advanced Business German
GERM 312German Literature from 1900 to the Present
GERM 394Topics in Language, Literature, or Culture
GERM 493Language Tutoring or Field Experience in German
GERM 494Topics in German Literature
GERM 499Independent Study
Italian
ITAL 301Advanced Composition and Grammer
ITAL 302Contemporary Italy: Culture, Politics and Society
ITAL 303Introduction to Italian Civilization and Culture
ITAL 304Survey of Italian Literature
ITAL 320Introduction to Italian Literature and Culture I: From the Middle Ages to the 17th Century
ITAL 321Introduction to Italian Literature and Culture II: From the Enlightenment to Today
ITAL 394Topics in Language, Literature, or Culture
ITAL 403Italian Culture through Film
ITAL 410Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Italy
ITAL 411Studies in Modern Italian Literature and Culture
ITAL 412Studies in Contemporary Italian Literature and Culture
ITAL 420Dante and His Times
ITAL 493Language Tutoring or Field Experience in Italian
ITAL 494Topics in Literature, Language, or Culture
ITAL 499Independent Study
Spanish
SPAN 300Conversation
SPAN 301Advanced Grammar and Composition
SPAN 302Cultural History of Spain
SPAN 303Introduction To Cultural Analysis
SPAN 304Cultural History of Latin America
SPAN 305Spanish for Business and Social Innovation
SPAN 306Studies in Spanish Linguistics
SPAN 307Spanish Applied Linguistics
SPAN 320Survey of Spanish Literature
SPAN 360Survey of Latin American Literature
SPAN 361Spanish American Literature II - 188 to the Present
SPAN 370Writers of Spain
SPAN 394Topics in Language, Literature, or Culture
SPAN 411Spanish Applied Linguistics
SPAN 422Studies in Medieval Spanish Literature
SPAN 423Studies in Spanish Literature of the Golden Age
SPAN 424Don Quijote de la Mancha
SPAN 425Spanish Theater of the Golden Age
SPAN 426Studies in 18th and 19th Century Pennisular Literature and Culture
SPAN 427Studies in 20th and 21st Century Peninsular Literature and Culture
SPAN 429Cinema of Spain
SPAN 430Studies in Hispanic Film
SPAN 434The "New" World
SPAN 435Phonetics & Phonolog
SPAN 448Latin American Short Story
SPAN 449Latin American Novel
SPAN 451Latin American Poetry
SPAN 453Mexican Literature and Culture
SPAN 457Latin American Cinema
SPAN 458Jewish Latin America
SPAN 493Language Tutoring or Field Experience in Spanish
SPAN 494Topics in Language, Literature, or Culture
SPAN 499Independent Study
History and/or Political Science
Select 9 units in History and/or Political Science, chosen from the following courses:9
HIST 311Greek Civilization
HIST 312Roman Civilization
HIST 321The Fall of the Roman Empire
HIST 322Castles and Crusades: Medieval Europe, 1050-1450
HIST 323Medieval Woman
HIST 324Christians, Muslims and Jews in Medieval Spain
HIST 331Renaissance Europe
HIST 334European Art and Architecture in Context
HIST 340World War I
HIST 341World War II
HIST 342Birth of Two Nations: France and India
HIST 343Germany Since 1945
HIST 344Eastern Europe Since 1815
HIST 346Topics in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
HIST 347Topics in Modern Europe
HIST 348Modern France
HIST 350History of the British Isles
HIST 353Spain to 1820
HIST 354Modern Spain
HIST 357Topics in Russian and East European History
POLS 355Politics in Europe
POLS 362Politics in the United Kingdom
POLS 363Politics in France
POLS 364Politics in Germany
POLS 365Politics in Russia
English, Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies and/or Fine Arts
9 units in English, Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies, and/or Fine Arts, chosen from the following courses:9
ARTH 333Modern Art: 1780-1920
ARTH 334Art of the Twentieth and Twenty First Centuries in Europe and the Americas
ARTH 336History and Theory of Photography
ARTH 345The Avant-Garde and Mass Culture: Art and Politics
ARTH 355The City in Art and Film
ENGL 312Medieval Studies
ENGL 366Modern European Literature
MUSC 330Music History I: Antiquity-1600 (Eurpidies-Monteverdi)
MUSC 331Music History II: 1600-1830 (Monteverdi-Beethoven)
MUSC 332Music History III: 1830-Present (Schubert to Philip Glass)
PHIL 467Studies in Renaissance Philosophy
PHIL 470Studies in Ancient Philosophy
PHIL 471Studies in Medieval Philosophy
PHIL 472Studies in Modern European Philosophy
PHIL 473Contemporary Anglo-American Philosophy
PHIL 474Studies in Contemporary Continental Philosophy
PHIL 480Philosophy of Art
PHIL 485Philosophy of History
THRS 354The Medieval Church
THRS 355The Reformation Era
THRS 390Holocaust: Death or God or Death of Humanity?
Humanities
9 upper-division elective units in the humanities disciplines 9
Upper Division Units
HUMN 490Thesis Preparation Seminar1
HUMN 495WSenior Research Seminar3

Asian Studies

Lower-Division Preparation

HIST 130Introduction to East Asia3
PHIL 175Asian Philosophy3-4
THRS 112 Introduction to World Religions
Intermediate Mandarin or Intermediate Japanese, or equivalent; or fourth-semester or equivalent in another Asian language

Major Requirements

12 units of Asian civilizations courses chosen from the following courses:12
ECON 337Economic Development of Asia
HIST 364Topics in Asian History
HIST 365History of China
HIST 366History of Japan
HIST 367Women in East Asia
HIST 372United States-East Asia Relations
POLS 358Politics in South Asia
POLS 367Politics in Japan
POLS 368Politics in China
And/or Asian civilizations courses offered by the languages and literatures department
And/or appropriate upper-division topics courses in these disciplines.
Select 12 units of Asian cultures courses from the following:12
ENGL 364Postcolonial Studies
ENGL 494Special Topics (Sanskrit)
MUSC 340Topics in World Music
MUSC 357Gamelan Ensemble
PHIL 476Studies in Asian Philosophy
THRS 312The Hindu Tradition
THRS 314Buddhist Thought and Culture
THRS 315Islamic Faith and Practice
THRS 316The Daoist Tradition
THRS 317Religions of China
And/or Asian civilizations courses offered by the languages and literatures department
And/or appropriate upper-division topics courses in these disciplines.
Select 12 Upper-Division Units of electives in the Humanities disciplines12
HUMN 490Thesis Preparation Seminar1
HUMN 495WSenior Research Seminar3

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