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Humanities Minor


The humanities are more than one thing; they include many ways of expressing and understanding human values. Thus, the Humanities program is designed for innovative, integrative, and interdisciplinary study, including some of the sciences and many of the social sciences.

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    Humainities Minor (20 Credits)

    A humanities minor is designed for students who wish to broaden and deepen their understanding and skills in selected areas of the traditional liberal arts.
    Required Courses (20 credits)

    20 credits in addition to courses used for GECRs

    Select in at least two of the following three areas:

    Select five elective credits in one of the three areas listed above or in another area of study (e.g., social sciences)

    At least 10 credits must be at the 300-level or above.

    No more than 10 credits may be counted from any one department except HUMN.

    Students should seek prior approval of the program coordinator for course selections.

    Humanities courses emphasize analysis, history and theory of a subject.

    Practicums, workshops, internships, studio and applied courses are usually not applicable.

    What will I study?

    The Minor in Religious Studies:

    Students usually acquire an interest in the religious studies minor after enrolling in HUMN 215, "Introduction to Religion," to fulfill other requirements. HUMN 215 is designed to show the student differing ways of understanding religion and to encourage its serious study. The minor in religious studies includes selected courses from other departments and from a series of specialized seminars.

    Contact Information

    Grant W. Smith, Humanities Coordinator
    229 Patterson Hall
    Cheney, WA 99004

    phone: 509.359.6023

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