Requirements


Requirements for the Humanistic Studies Major

The student may begin the major in her sophomore or junior year. If she is planning to study abroad her junior year, she must begin the major as a sophomore. The major consists of 24 credit hours, four courses of cultural history, each taken in conjunction with a corresponding literature colloquium (eight courses total). Students normally take these required courses in the sequence outlined below.

Sophomore or Junior Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
HUST 321: Cultural History I: Ancient and Medieval Culture   (3 credits) HUST 322: Cultural History II: Medieval and Renaissance Culture
(3 credits)
HUST 323: Colloquium I: Ancient and Medieval Literature 
(3 credits)
HUST 324: Colloquium II: Medieval and Renaissance Literature
(3 credits)

Junior or Senior Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
HUST 461: Cultural History III:
Early-Modern Culture (3 credits)
HUST 462: Cultural History IV: Modern Culture 
HUST 463: Colloquium III:
Early-Modern Literature (3 credits)
HUST 464: Colloquium IV: Modern Literature


Four-Year Plans

These plans are for purposes of illustration only; a student’s actual course schedule would depend on her choices of classes in the Sophia Program and the availability of courses in any given semester.


Sample 1: HUST major (sophomore year in Rome)
 

Year 1 Fall Year 2 Fall Year 3 Fall Year 4 Fall
  (Rome)    
       
HUST 103 Sophia HUST 321 HUST 461
Sophia Sophia HUST 323 HUST 463
Sophia Sophia Sophia Elective
Sophia Sophia Sophia Elective
Sophia Elective Elective Elective
      Elective

 

Year 1 Spring Year 2 Spring Year 3 Spring * Year 4 Spring
  (Rome)    
       
HUST 197/212/292 Sophia HUST 322 HUST 462
Sophia Sophia HUST 324 HUST 464
Sophia Sophia Elective Elective
Sophia Elective Elective Elective
Sophia Elective Elective Elective
    Elective  

*Summer between Years 3 & 4:  Study abroad program (optional).  HUST scholarships cover 20-85% of cost. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
    Sample 2: HUST / HISTORY double-major (junior year in Ireland) 

Note: Upper-level cultural history courses in HUST fulfil the History major’s Division II requirements, reducing by three the number of courses needed for the History major. In addition, students may take courses in Ireland that count towards the History major.

Year 1 Fall Year 2 Fall Year 3 Fall Year 4 Fall
 
(Ireland)   
       
HUST 103 HUST 321 Sophia HUST 461
HIST 103 HUST 323 Sophia HUST 463
Sophia HIST 201 Sophia HIST 383
Sophia HIST 312 Sophia Sophia
Sophia Sophia Elective Elective
  Elective   Elective

 

Year 1 Spring Year 2 Spring Year 3 Spring* Year 4 Spring
 
(Ireland)  
       
HUST 197/212/292 HUST 322 Sophia HUST 462
HIST 104 HUST 324 Sophia HUST 464
Sophia HIST 202 Sophia HIST 384
Sophia Elective Elective Elective
Sophia Elective Elective Elective

 

Double Majors

Many students combine a major in Humanistic Studies with a major or minor in another discipline such as English, Economics, Political Science, History, Philosophy, Psychology, or Religious Studies. With careful planning, a few students have double majored in the fine arts, science, or business. Students with a double major are urged to fulfill the requirements in their other major as quickly as possible in order to avoid scheduling conflicts with their required HUST courses.


Requirements for the Humanistic Studies Minor

The minor in Humanistic Studies consists of 15 credit hours. Students may take any five HUST courses with the exception of HUST 497 and HUST 499. In making their course selections, students must take at least one of the following four pairs of courses: HUST 321/323, HUST 322/324, HUST 461/463, HUST 462/464.