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Humanities Concentration

BA Humanities Concentration

Regulations effective September 1, 2010.

Athabasca University has developed program learning outcomes that describe the career options that may be available to you upon graduating. Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.

Students completing the Humanities Concentration will possess:

  • good writing, critical thinking, and library research skills
  • experience in interdisciplinary study within the humanities
  • experience of two or more traditional intellectual disciplines within the humanities, and
  • have taken a reasonable proportion of specialized courses at the senior (300/400) level.

Students who have any doubt about their essay writing, critical thinking, or library research skills are strongly advised to take one or more of the following courses at the outset of their university studies: ENGL 255, PHIL 252, INFS 200.

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Requirements in addition to the general program requirements for the 3-year BA with Concentration:

Sept. 1, 2010 – Feb. 1, 2011 General Program Regulations

Feb. 2, 2011 – Aug. 31, 2011 General Program Regulations

  1. A minimum of 36 credits in concentration courses including a minimum of 24 credits at the senior (300 or 400) level.
  2. A minimum of 24 credits in the following designated Humanities concentration core courses including a minimum of 18 credits at the senior (300 or 400) level.
    ARHI 201/HIST 203 A Survey of Western Art I (3)
    ARHI 202/HIST 204 A Survey of Western Art II (3)
    ENGL 303 A History of Drama Part I: Early Stages (3)
    ENGL 304 A History of Drama Part II: Modernist Theatre (3)
    ENGL 358 Literature of the Americas (6)
    HIST 371 The Medieval World I: The Early Middle Ages (3)
    HIST 372 The Medieval World II (3)
    HIST 373 The Renaissance (3)
    HIST 374 The Northern Renaissance and the Reformation (3)
    HIST 404 Historical Foundations of Modern Science (3)
    HUMN All courses  
    PHIL 371 Ethics, Science, Technology, and the Environment (3)
    RELS 204 Introduction to World Religions (6)
  3. A minimum of 12 credits in the following designated Humanities concentration elective courses:
    ANTH 318 Ancient Civilizations of the Americas (3)
    ENGL All courses (except all preparatory, 100-level English courses)  
    FREN 363 Le roman français du XXe siècle (3)
    HIST All courses  
    MUSI 267 Sound and Sense: Listening to Music (3)






Information effective Sept. 1, 2010 to Aug. 31, 2011.

Updated March 21, 2012