Director D. McCabe
Students who wish to focus their studies in disciplinary or interdisciplinary areas not encompassed by a single department in the arts and humanities may pursue a topical major in the division. Normally a minimum of 9 courses are required for the topical major, at least 7 of which must be from departments within the Division of Arts and Humanities. In order to qualify for this major, a student must provide the division director with a proposed program of study and a rationale for this program during the spring term of the sophomore year. No proposal for a topical major will receive approval after the second month of the student’s fifth term. Customarily, the major is available for students who wish to devote special attention to studies such as comparative literature or some combination of creative arts, such as music and fine arts, or drama, literature, and stage design. Students majoring in this topical area will, in the last term, write a substantial integrating paper as an independent study; one course credit is earned for this senior project. Students interested in such a major program are strongly urged to discuss their proposed plans of study with appropriate academic advisers and with the division director well in advance of the deadline specified above.
All courses in the Division of Arts and Humanities and count towards the Human Thought and Expression area of inquiry requirement.
For more information about the division, honors/high honors, transfer credit, etc., visit the Division of Arts and Humanities page.