Humanities

p: 704-894-2228

Mailing Address

Box 7154
Davidson, NC 28035

Shipping Address

209 Ridge Road
Davidson, NC 28035

Share

Humanities

The Humanities program currently offers one track—Cultures and Civilizations (Humanities 160, 161W). The course combines lectures and discussions; pays particular attention to careful reading and writing. Each course of the sequence is taught by a staff of faculty members representing several departments or disciplines, with the staff changing each semester. Lectures provide guidance for discussions in groups of about 16 students each.

Cultures and Civilizations is a two-semester (two-credit) interdisciplinary course for first-year students only. This track offers an approach more thematic than chronological and a scope broader than the traditional West. Cultures and Civilizations undertakes a comparative, interdisciplinary study of Western and non-Western texts and contexts. Class meetings in Cultures and Civilizations usually involve discussions with two professors and up to 32 students.

Students who complete both courses satisfy the requirements in liberal studies and cultural diversity. Students who complete both courses also satisfy the WRI requirement.