The major has a clear relationship to the University’s mission. It builds an appreciation for the place of human being in society, the ability to think for oneself, and communication skills.
The Humanities Major at Muskingum University is a self-designed interdisciplinary major in which a student takes a minimum of 40 credit hours from 4 departments in the Arts and Humanities Division (Art; Communication, Media, and Theatre; English; Music; Religion and Philosophy; and World Languages). It is for self-starting and self-sustaining students who want to create their own area of study. Regardless of the specific courses chosen to complete the major, the mission of the major is to encourage a student’s thinking skills, develop the ability to write, and to explore some aspect of the human condition, especially through the senior project.