The curriculum of the Humanities Major is designed to allow students maximum flexibility in developing a depth of interdisciplinary understanding in an issue area of academic interest that brings together disciplinary perspectives from the humanities, the arts, social and natural sciences. 

Learning Outcomes

Students successfully completing the Humanities major program will demonstrate:

1. An understanding of the importance of humanities and the arts in society;

2. An understanding of change, continuity and causality;

3. An understanding of the Marianist educational tradition of education for service, justice, and peace; and

4. Outcomes appropriate to a minor in the selected area of concentration (see the specific minor programs in humanities, fine arts, and social sciences).

Pre-Major Requirements ( 33 credits):

All majors must complete the following pre-major requirements:

  • English Literature (3 credits): EN 200-level (3 credits)
  • History (6 credits): Any 100-200 level course
  • Fine and Performing Arts (6 credits)
  • AR 201 or 202; and PAR 100 – 200 level
  • Philosophy (3 credits): PH 100, 103, or 105
  • Religion (3 credits): RE 103, 205, or 211
  • Social Sciences (6 credits): choose two courses from SO 200, AN 200, and PSY 101
  • Environmental Studies (3 credits): ENV 100
  • Political Science (3 credits): POL 111

(Students will concurrently complete 21 credits of General Education.)

Major Requirements (36 credits):

The student is required to complete a minimum of 36 credits of upper division courses in disciplines related to the area of concentration, to include three semester hours of directed research in a topic chosen in consultation with the program advisor. The program shall include:

  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of study in a single discipline organized around a specific theme or concentration articulated in the student’s degree plan,
  • A minimum of 18 credit hours of study in other disciplines that support development of research and knowledge of the specific theme or concentration, and
  • A minimum of six credit hours of senior research and completion of a senior thesis (see HU 494 and HU 498 below) on a related topic in consultation with the student’s research advisor. The senior thesis will be read by the research advisor and one other faculty member. 
Major Requirements for the Education Emphasis:

The student is required to complete a minimum of 36 credits of upper division courses in disciplines related to the area of concentration, to include three semester hours of directed research in a topic chosen in consultation with the program advisor. This program area of concentration shall include:

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours of study in education in the student’s degree plan and
  • A minimum of six credit hours of senior research and completion of a senior thesis (see HU 494 and HU 498 below) on a related topic in consultation with the student’s research advisor. The senior thesis will be read by the research advisor and one other faculty member.

Contact Us

Humanities and Fine Arts Division
Phone: (808) 735-4827
Fax: (808) 739-8328
Email: karen.harp@chaminade.edu
Location: Henry 206
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