What is Humanities?

Humanities is the study of cultures focusing on the philosophical and aesthetic factors in human values with an emphasis on the historical development of people as humans, society and their need to create. Humanities is made up of many disciplines that connect us to the progression of humans and society through art, history, language, philosophy, anthropology and political science, among other fields.

How could Humanities help me?

A concentration in humanities allows you to build upon your interest and explore big ideas by bridging you to an array of disciplines. This design will help develop a range of skills employers look for such as creativity, critical thinking and analysis.

How does it work?

A concentration in humanities with the interdisciplinary studies master’s program allows students to explore and integrate humanities disciplines through individually tailored degree plans. Students are not restricted to three academic disciplines or areas of the university. The component academic fields from which students draw could include: anthropology; communications; creative writing; English; dance; history; journalism; linguistics; music; philosophy and religion; radio/television/film; sociology; theatre; visual arts; and world languages, literatures and cultures. Students will formulate a degree plan that reflects their academic and career goals.

The general requirements for the Humanities concentration are the same as the other Interdisciplinary Studies programs: 30 credit hours required, no more than 18 hours in any one academic area, etc. (see Admissions and Planning). Courses for credit must be approved by the program director before you register each semester.

Required Courses:

Humanities Primary Area – 12 -18 hrs.

Secondary Area: 6-12 hrs

Interdisciplinary – 6 hrs

  • INSD 5110 - Introduction to Interdisciplinary Research
  • INSD 5940 - Interdisciplinary Capstone Experience

For further information about a concentration in Humanities at UNT, please contact the Interdisciplinary Studies program coordinator Eva Ruiz-DuVall at INSD@unt.edu or 940-565-4787.

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