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Athabasca University

BA Humanities Concentration

This program is closed to new admissions, effective April 24, 2018.

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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Program Requirements

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

  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.
    HUMN All courses  
    HUMN/HIST/CLAS 309 Ancient Greece (3)
    HUMN/HIST/RELS 313 Early Christians (3)
    ARHI 201 A Survey of Western Art I: Looking at Art from Ancient Times to the Middle Ages (3)
    ARHI 202 A Survey of Western Art II: Looking at Art from the Renaissance to Present Day (3)
    ENGL 303 A History of Drama Part I: Early Stages (3)
    ENGL 304 A History of Drama Part II: Modernist Theatre (3)
    HIST 371 Early Medieval Europe, 400 – 1000 (3)
    HIST 372 High Medieval Europe (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)
    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 320 Ancient Cities and Civilizations (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, 2017 to Aug. 31, 2018.

Updated May 17 2018 by laurab

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