The humanities are a cornerstone of the liberal arts education that is at the core of Augusta University's mission. The Humanities Program:
The Augusta University Humanities Program consists of three components:
The heart of the Humanities Program is the two-course sequence World Humanities I and II (HUMN 2001 and 2002), which are taken by every student as part of Augusta University's core curriculum.
This two-class sequence emphasizes critical thinking about and engagement with primary documents (texts, artworks, and musical works) to examine distinguishing characteristics of world cultures.
The course sequence holds a unique position within the Augusta University core curriculum. Its innovative combination of two-professor teaching teams, its emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches, and its commitment to active-learning, lab periods, and expanded class contact hours encourage an atmosphere of intensive inquiry. It is the only class sequence of its kind in the University System of Georgia.
The Humanities core classes are rewarding and challenging both for students and professors. They require active engagement as we continually challenge ourselves to expand and revise our thinking, refine our ability to articulate complex ideas, engage in respectful scholarly discourse, and use critical thinking and creativity to engage major cultural works and practice scholarly habits of mind.
The Humanities Minor builds on the World Humanities I and II courses and is supported by a number of additional Humanities classes, cross-listed classes, and study-abroad offerings. The 15-credit-hour Humanities Minor is designed for students who wish to study art, literature, music, history, philosophy, and related fields beyond the two required World Humanities courses. It allows students to explore arts and culture from an interdisciplinary perspective.
The Humanities Program also provides cultural programming open to the entire campus as well as the wider community.