Interdisciplinary Humanities

Professor Elaine WiseAdvisor

Elaine Wise

Concentration in Interdisciplinary Humanities: thesis or non-thesis
The Minimum Credit Load for the MA Program is 30.

Students in this track can combine the study of two disciplines or focus on the culture of a particular historical period. The cultural periods included are: Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance, Early Modern, and Modern.

Students without one of the Humanities 591-596 sequence in their undergraduate coursework may be required to take on of these as part of their electives.


(Minimum of 30 credit hours with a minimum of 15 credit hours at the 600 level—excluding HUM 655, the Directed Study Project, or HUM 645, the Thesis.)

  1. First Core Area:
    12-15 credit hours in one of the following areas:
    Art history, literature, classical and modern languages, music history, philosophy, theatre arts, religious studies, ancient studies, medieval-renaissance studies, early modern (17th and 18th century) studies, or modern studies;

  2. Second Core Area: 9-12 credit hours in second discipline/area

  3. 3 credit hours in Methodology: HUM 609 or HUM 610 or appropriate substitute approved by advisor;

  4. Foreign Language Competency

  5. 6 credit hours in Thesis Guidance (HUM 645 A-F) or 3 credit hours in Directed Study Project: HUM 655

  6. Final Oral Defense of thesis or Directed Study Project


Humanities MA/Interdisciplinary Thesis Option

  • 12 credit hours in Philosophy
  • 9 credit hours in Art History
  • 3 credit hours in Methods (HUM 609/610)
  • 6 credit hours in Thesis (HUM 645)

Humanities MA/Interdisciplinary Directed Study Project Option

  • 15 credit hours in Philosophy
  • 9 credit hours in Literature
  • 3 credit hours in Methods (HUM 609/610)
  • 3 credit hours of DSP (HUM 655)