- Investigate topics using interdisciplinary approaches;
- Appreciate, understand and celebrate diversity, while knowing how to identify and bracket one's own cultural bias;
- Think critically and creatively, without fear to question authority and to express rational skepticism;
- Understand creations of the human imagination and intellect;
- Synthesize various forms of knowledge to solve aesthetic, social and cultural problems;
- Read, write and speak as members of the educated public and as citizens unafraid to face controversy;
- Develop and integrate performance and research skills;
- Become concerned and involved citizens, speaking on controversial issues and acting to influence the course of history.
Humanities BA Learning Objectives
- Be able to use interdisciplinary methods for the study of culture(s), involving disciplines as diverse as archeology, art history, comparative religion, literature, music history, philosophy, and political theory.
- Become skilled in the expression (written and verbal) of the results of interpretation, analysis, synthesis, and argument of ideas in the works of major authors and artists.
- Demonstrate knowledge of available and relevant information resources.
- Describe the role, impact and ethical implications of ideas, texts, social movements, contemporary situations, and creations of the human imagination.
- Exhibit a personal critical perspective and a sense of intellectual independence.
- Show one understands the importance of scholarly research and demonstrate appropriate research skills for humanistic studies of culture.
- Describe processes of cultural formation, historical development, and social change for a particular world area (e.g., America, East Asia, or Europe).
- Explain how current events and contemporary issues can be better understood with knowledge of the historical and cultural background of a particular world area (e.g., America, East Asia, or Europe).
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