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2012 - 2013

BA in Interdisciplinary Humanities
(55–86 hours*)


With faculty advisor approval, students will select one of nine emphases:

The emphasis area does not constitute a major in that particular discipline—e.g., a humanities major who emphasizes art history does not receive the equivalent training in the history of art that an art history major does. The emphasis area is a portion of the course work devoted to a specific discipline that complements the student's interdisciplinary work in the major (see requirement 7 below).

Program Requirements

  1. When possible, honors sections are recommended.
  2. Complete the following:
      IHUM 250 : Introduction to Interdisciplinary Humanities. (3:3:.5)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      IHUM 250 : Introduction to Interdisciplinary Humanities. (3:3:.5)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      DESCRIPTION: Major literary, artistic, and musical forms and their use in the interdisciplinary study of aesthetics and culture and intellectual history. May include International Cinema.

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      IHUM 280R : Sophomore Seminar in Interdisciplinary Humanities. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      IHUM 280R : Sophomore Seminar in Interdisciplinary Humanities. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: Focused topics exploring ethical, moral, and epistemological issues in the study of the humanities.
      NOTE: This course is part of a GE Mosaic. See ge.byu.edu/mosaic-list for more information.

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      : Sophomore Seminar: Humanities and the Sacred.
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      : Sophomore Seminar: Humanities and Law.
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      : Sophomore Seminar: Humanities and Popular Culture.
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      : Sophomore Seminar: Humanities and the Environment.
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      : Sophomore Seminar: Humanities and Science.
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  3. Complete the following historical foundation courses:
  4. Complete one upper-division foreign language course selected from the approved course list available from the advisement center. Majors are strongly encouraged to take a literature course in which works are read in the foreign language. Conversation courses, ASL, and music courses do not meet this requirement. The requirement may be met with European, Asian, or Middle-Eastern languages that have a written literary tradition and that are a language of scholarship. French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese are especially recommended, as are classical Greek and Latin.
  5. Complete the following:
      IHUM 350 : Interpretation of Literature and the Arts. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      IHUM 350 : Interpretation of Literature and the Arts. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: ENGL 311; or PHIL 300; IHum 201 and 202 and 250. At least three of the remaining historical foundation courses (item 3 under major requirements).
      DESCRIPTION: Understanding and writing about literature and at least one of the other arts; critical theory.
      NOTE: Should be taken junior year.

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      IHUM 370 : Contemporary Issues in the Humanities. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      IHUM 370 : Contemporary Issues in the Humanities. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: ENGL 311 & IHUM 201 & IHUM 202 & IHUM 250 & IHUM 350
      DESCRIPTION: Methods and practices of the discipline. Developing and executing research programs. Writing thoughtful, well-informed and sophisticated papers. Introduction to significant and pressing cultural issues such as globalization, media and the arts, memory and history, among others.

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  6. Complete the following:
      IHUM 390R : Junior Seminar in the Interdisciplinary Humanities: Movements, Periods, and Areas. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      IHUM 390R : Junior Seminar in the Interdisciplinary Humanities: Movements, Periods, and Areas. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: IHUM 250 & IHUM 350
      DESCRIPTION: Topics could cover significant movements, periods, areas, and genres in a cultural history of the arts. Obtaining a deep understanding of the arts and the values articulated within a particular historical era. The use of concepts usch as history, context, area, and genre in the study of the arts.

      Course Outcomes


  7. Complete the following or an equivalent type of experiential learning opportunity such as Study Abroad, field studies, ORCA fellowships, or Honors thesis.
      IHUM 399R : Academic Internship. (1-9:0:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      IHUM 399R : Academic Internship. (1-9:0:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: IHUM 350; 12 hours of historical foundation courses in humanities. Humanities major or minor status.
      DESCRIPTION: Combined study-work experience related to the humanities major (museums, government agencies, publishing firms, etc.).

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      Note: Students taking the internship course (IHum 399R) will work with the IHum internship coordinator and a mentoring professor; students choosing one of the other alternatives must gain approval from the section head.
  8. Complete a core of 12 hours in an area of emphasis from the following: classical studies, comparative literature, English, history, art history, foreign literature, media arts (film), philosophy, or theatre (n.b. philosophy or foreign literature courses taken to meet requirement 6 above may not count toward emphases in those disciplines). Students wishing to pursue graduate work in their emphasis area are strongly encouraged to take additional courses within their area of emphasis. Faculty advisors must approve the student's emphasis area. Courses toward the emphasis area are to be selected from the approved course list available from the advisement center. Exceptions must be cleared by the humanities section head. At least 6 of the 12 hours must be in upper-division courses.
  9. Complete six hours of the following capstone course (take twice):

*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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