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ARCHIVED 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Humanities, B.A.

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Through the Humanities major, students encounter some of the most awe-inspiring figures in intellectual and artistic history. Plato. Aristotle. Homer. Confucius. Shakespeare. Michelangelo. Picasso. Bach. Mozart. Saint Augustine. Maimonides. Descartes. Locke. Nietzsche. Hurston. Achebe. They represent just a sampling of the authors and artists whose work is grounded in complex intellectual and ethical issues that remain vital to the ways in which we understand ourselves, our communities and our potential contributions to a meaningful future. The disciplines of philosophy, literature, theology, fine arts and criticism and their intersections make up the Humanities.

For additional programs and courses in this school, see Shimer Great Books School .

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 120 credit hours: 78 credit hours from the Shimer School Core and 42 credit hours of elective courses. Requirements for the B.A. degree , in addition to the major, include study of a foreign language.

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