WSU Tri-Cities College of Arts & Sciences

Humanities & Social Sciences

Undergraduate Program

Catalog description

General Studies — Social Sciences/Humanities Plan A

Plan A consists of a primary and secondary concentration in either the humanities or social sciences.

Primary concentration: a minimum of 24 semester credits, including at least 15 300-400-level credits, must be completed in a single humanities or social sciences department or published program with a minimum 2.00 primary concentration GPA. The degree (Gen H or Gen S) will depend on the primary concentration.

Secondary concentration: a minimum of 15 semester credits, including at least 6 300-400-level credits, must be completed in another academic department, program or area published in the catalog with a minimum 2.00 gpa.

General Studies — Social Sciences/Humanities Plan B

Plan B consists of three areas of interest and major electives in either the humanities or social sciences.

Humanities: A combination of humanities courses totaling at least 39 hours involving three academic areas with a minimum of 9 hours in each of the three areas. At least 21 of the 39 hours must be at the 300-400 level and the gpa for the 39 hours must be a 2.00 minimum. Students declare the General Humanities major (Gen H) and receive a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities.

Social Sciences: A combination of social sciences courses totaling at least 39 hours involving three academic areas with a minimum of 9 hours in each of the three areas. At least 21 of the 39 hours must be at the 300-400 level and the gpa for the 39 hours must be a 2.00 minimum. Students declare the General Social Sciences major (Gen S) and receive a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences.

Approved General Humanities areas include: Comparative Ethnic Studies, English, Fine Arts, and History.

Approved General Social Sciences areas include: Anthropology, Business, Comparative Ethnic Studies, History, Psychology, Sociology, and Women’s Studies.


Courses

Humanities (HUM / HUMANITY)

101 [HUM] [H] Humanities in the Ancient World 3 Integrated humanities: literature, philosophy, history, and art of the ancient world. (Crosslisted course offered as HUMANITY 101, FOR LANG 102).

103 [HUM] [H] Mythology 3 The theory of mythology and use of myths in art, literature, and music; Greco-Roman and one other.

302 [H] [M] Humanities in the Middle Ages and Renaissance 3 Integrated humanities; exploring great works and themes of the European Middle Ages and Renaissance, including art, architecture, music, philosophy, and literature. (Crosslisted course offered as HUMANITY 302, FOR LANG 302).

303 [H] [M] Reason, Romanticism, and Revolution 3 Integrated humanities; literature, philosophy, music, art, 1700 to World War I; revolutionary changes which led to the 20th century. (Crosslisted course offered as HUMANITY 303, FOR LANG 303).

304 [H] Humanities in the Modern World 3 Literature, philosophy, art, architecture, film, music since World War I; major works reflecting influential movements and concerns of the modern world. (Crosslisted course offered as HUMANITY 304, FOR LANG 304).

335 [H] The Bible as Literature 3 Historical and literary approach to texts of the Jewish and Christian scriptures; emphasis on history, interpretation, and influence.

338 Topics in Humanities 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Interdisciplinary, international topics in the humanities (art, architecture, music, literature, philosophy, film).

350 [G] Sacred Texts and Cultures of World Religions 3 Sacred and literary texts, spiritual practices, and cultural origins and values of six world religious traditions from an intercultural perspective.

410 [T] Love in the Arts 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Concepts of love around the world and in history through literature, art, music, dance, and theater.

450 [T] Representations of the Holocaust 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. How the Holocaust is represented and enters public memory through documentaries, memoirs, works of fiction, poetry, film, museums and monuments.

499 Special Problems V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. S, F grading.

Anthropology (ANTH / ANTH)

Business

Comparative Ethnic Studies (CES / CES)

English (ENGL / ENGLISH)

Fine Arts (F A / FINE_ART)

History (HIST / HISTORY)

Psychology (PSYCH / PSYCH)

Sociology (SOC / SOC)

Women's Studies (W ST / WOMEN_ST)

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