HUM 469. Developing the Capstone Proposal. 1 Hour.
A seminar course required of all Humanities majors in the semester preceding their capstone project. Weekly meetings with the instructor and with library faculty will guide students through the process of developing a detailed capstone proposal for HUM 470. Proposal development will be a group process involving critical discussion and peer review. By the end of the seminar, each student will have a finished proposal to include a preliminary thesis statement, an annotated bibliography, and a brief essay on their proposed project. This is a required prerequisite for HUM 470.
Prerequisite: HUM 260 with a minimum grade of C.
The Humanities major is an interdisciplinary study that combines courses offered in the following disciplines: Art History, English, Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, History, Philosophy, Religion and Theater. It offers students who are interested the opportunity to design their major, but it also requires extra initiative to do so. Students considering this major should understand that it is not intended for those who simply have a broad interest in the humanities; such students should major in one of the humanities departments and take electives in the others. The major is meant to study specific disciplines and then incorporate them into a final capstone/project. Any student interested in this major should see the coordinator, who will discuss the suitability of the major for the student’s interests and will help in selecting faculty members who might appropriately serve as a committee to direct the student’s major.