Director L. Schwarzer
The Arts and Humanities division supervises students considering a topical major if they wish to focus their studies in interdisciplinary areas not encompassed by approved majors. A student must first discuss a possible program of study with an appropriate Arts and Humanities faculty adviser. Then, with guidance from the adviser, the student provides the division director with the proposed program and a rationale for this program at least one month prior to registering for the student’s fifth term at Colgate.
Major Requirements: The major must include a minimum of nine courses that closely relate to a common theme and are complementary; a maximum of two of these courses may be counted toward another major. Please note that five of the nine courses must be departmental courses, taught by members of the Arts and Humanities faculty. Four of the courses counted toward the topical major must be at the 300- or 400- level. Students must produce a capstone 400-level research project; this is normally fulfilled by enrolling in a course offered by an Arts and Humanities department, or as an independent study taken with an Arts and Humanities faculty member and approved by the faculty adviser and division director.
All courses in the Division of Arts and Humanities count towards the Human Thought and Expression area of inquiry requirement.
The Division of Arts and Humanities offers one topical major and houses the departments/programs listed below: