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Humanities

The Humanities Studies Major is designed to allow students to cross traditional disciplinary boundaries while pursuing a carefully integrated curriculum. Majors may elect to follow either the Liberal Studies Concentration or the Global Peace and Justice Studies Concentration. In consultation with a faculty advisor, an individually designed curriculum of 36 credits may also be selected.

Liberal Studies Concentration

The Humanities Studies Major is designed to allow students to cross traditional disciplinary boundaries while pursuing a carefully integrated curriculum. Majors may elect to follow either the Liberal Studies Concentration or the Global Peace and Justice Studies Concentration. In consultation with a faculty advisor, an individually designed curriculum of 36 credits may also be selected.

English (12 credits) Any four English literature courses selected in consultation with the advisor
History (12 credits) The following four courses are required: Western Civilization course; American History course; Geography course (HIST 110); Any History course selected in consultation with the advisor
Philosophy (12 credits) The following four courses are required: PHIL 101; PHIL 206 or PHIL 207 or PHIL/PSCI 305 or PHIL/PSCI 306; plus two Philosophy electives selected in consultation with the advisor
Religious Studies (12 credits) Any four Religious Studies courses selected in consultation with the advisor

Global Peace and Justice Studies Concentration

Colleges and universities have a responsibility to contribute to world peace and global solidarity. Catholic Social Teaching and the United Nations (see Resolution A/53/243: Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace) call for everyone to assume responsibility in fostering a culture of peace through education. Inherent in this charge is the promotion of human dignity, respect for all human rights, sustainable economic and social development, international peace and security, as well as ensuring equality between men and women, fostering democratic participation by educating responsible citizens, and the advancement of understanding, tolerance, and solidarity.

Felician College, as a Catholic institution of higher education in the Franciscan tradition, acknowledges its responsibility to promote a Culture of Peace. As reflected in its mission and objectives, the College believes that its members have the potential to change the world in significant ways, and that these challenges can best be realized by preparing students in a Concentration in Global Peace and Justice Studies. Students graduating from this program are able to identify the importance of social, racial, economic, and gender equality, and locate concern over these issues within the Catholic and Franciscan traditions of the College. Students also explore basic issues of war, peace, justice, and nonviolence, and apply the necessary skills needed for active involvement in this field, as well as for the integration of a long term commitment to these concerns within their personal lives.

Our program prepares graduates for exciting and challenging careers. Some students continue their education at prestigious graduate programs in the United States and abroad. Many move straight into careers in government, business, international organizations, NGOs and non-profits. A common thread connecting all our graduates is the use of their skills to make a difference. Whether handling issues of commerce, human security, intelligence or peace-making; engaging in international trade or global corporations; or working for a humanitarian organization, our alumni engage in promoting peace and justice, and building a better world at home and abroad. The Department of Religious Studies provides advising for the Global Peace and Justice Concentration.

The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Humanities Studies, Global and Justice Studies Concentrationconsists of 36 credits selected from courses in ten disciplines, with the faculty advisor from the Religious Studies Department

Global Peace and Justice Minor

The minor consists of 15 credits:
HUM 451 United Nations Seminar
HUM 453 United Nations Fellows Program
And three additional courses selected with the faculty advisor

Control Sheets and Four Year Plans

Global Peace and Justice Control Sheet
Global Peace and Justice Four Year Plan

What can I do with a degree in Humanities?

The Humanities Studies Major is designed to allow students to cross traditional disciplinary boundaries while pursuing a carefully integrated curriculum

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For more information regarding HUM please contact the Chairperson of the department

Dr. Sylvia McGeary
Kirby Hall Room 413
201-559-6254