Humanities

Sewanee's team-taught Interdisciplinary Humanities Program introduces students to the cultural products and practices that have informed the development of Western cultures.  Along with critical examination of "the West" and consideration of what it has meant--and means today--to be human, students refine their writing and speaking skills and participate actively in Humanities seminars.  Though students may enroll in individual courses within the program, those who complete the entire complement of three core Humanities courses will be able to conduct interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary critical inquiry, evaluate the implications of historical change over time, and approach the study of cultures--their own and others--in intellectually informed and responsible ways.

Core Requirements (for all students in the Class of 2017 and subsequent years): Those who complete Humanities 103 will receive credit for one Learning Objective 1 course and one Learning Objective 3 course. Those who complete Humanities 104 will receive credit for one Learning Objective 2 course and one Learning Objective 3 course as well as a Foundational Writing Intensive course. It is expected that students who complete Humanities 203 (a new course to be offered first in fall 2014) will receive credit for one Learning Objective 1 course and one Learning Objective 4 course.

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Core Requirements (applies only to the Class of 2016 and earlier): Those who complete the entire humanities sequence receive credit for four core college course requirements: philosophy/religion, History 100, art/music, and English 101, and satisfy one of the two courses requirement for writing-intensive courses. Students who complete only two humanities courses receive one writing-intensive course credit.  Those who complete only part of the humanities sequence receive one elective credit for each course completed, and they must fulfill all college requirements in the usual way. For students who complete the humanities sequence and go on to major in English, art, or history, the equivalent of one full course (four semester hours) is considered part of the major field, and three courses (twelve hours) count as work done outside the major. 

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(for all students:) Those who complete the entire humanities sequence satisfy 100-level prerequisites for upper-level courses in English, history, philosophy, religion, music history, and theatre history, and for the upper-level courses in art for which Art 103 is prerequisite. A student who receives credit for the full Humanities sequence may not receive credit for either English 101 or History 100.

News

"Thinking with Fuels: Toward Postcarbon and Other Futures"
April 3, 2017
All are welcome to attend a lecture by Karen Pinkus, Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature, Cornell University entitled "Thinking with Fuels: Toward Postcarbon and Other Future" on Monday, April 10 at 6:00P.M. at Gailor Auditorium
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Artist Mark Dion to visit campus, give talk in October
September 23, 2015
Internationally recognized artist Mark Dion will visit the Sewanee campus in October. He will give a public talk Oct. 9; in addition, while on campus Dion will work with students in a humanities class, Histories of Science, Vision, and Art, and will have an opportunity to explore the Domain.
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New Publishings from Christopher McDonough
September 15, 2015
Publishings on yszard Kapuściński’s Travels with Herodotus, Reginald Adams' The College Graces of Oxford and Cambridge, and Kai Brodersen's Solinus: New Studies
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