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Humanities Fine Arts Degree Program|College of Arts and Sciences

Humanities/Fine Arts a Degree Program with Flexibility

          At the University of Wyoming, the College of Arts and Sciences is a leader in creating academic degree programs to meet special needs and interests of students seeking a unique place in the world beyond the University. In professional environments that appreciate intelligence, imagination, independence, and ingenuity, students may find valued positions by earning a bachelor's degree in one of the A&S Distributed majors (Humanities & Fine Arts, Social Sciences, Mathematics & Sciences) or the Self-Designed Major.  These programs meet the complex curricular interests of those who may not achieve their professional desires and goals through study in a single discipline.

           Some students want to explore several areas and to learn about literature, philosophy, languages, art, music, dance, or theatre and how the ideas and issues in the humanities and fine arts fields have shaped human experience and thought. The degree in Humanities & Fine Arts is organized as a multidisciplinary program with a list of appropriate courses approved by participating departments and programs. For this major, students select three areas of focus, but there is enough flexibility to plan a course of study to prepare for a variety of professional and career interests.

                  Students in this major must complete the university studies and A&S core requirements as well as the following:  major content for those who began Fall 2007 or later -OR- major content for those who began between fall 2003 through summer 2007.  See this list of approved courses.

           For this major, for example, if you are interested in studying art history through the Humanities & Fine Arts program, you may choose art as your first area of emphasis.  Possible supporting courses may be from history and theatre & dance departments such as World Civilization, Europe During the Renaissance, Historical Dance, Theatrical Backgrounds of Drama, or 20th Century Theatre Diversity. Another area could be American Indian Studies with courses that explore the culture, religions, and history such as  Plains Indian Culture and History, American Indian Literature, or American Indians in Hollywood Film.

The academic advisor for students majoring in the Humanities/Fine Arts is Dr. Edward Sherline, Head of the Department of Philosophy (307)766-3204, Ross Hall 09, sherline@uwyo.edu .

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