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Larry D. Carver, Director CLA 2.104, Mailcode G6210, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3458

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements for the Major in Humanities

The humanities major comprises 42 credit hours, chosen by the student in consultation with the program adviser and then submitted to the program director for approval. No student should embark on a humanities major without prior approval of the proposed contract.

The student should take four important points into consideration in proposing the contract:

  • 30 hours of the 42 hours in the contract must be in upper-division courses.
  • No course in the humanities contract can be counted towards the University Core or College of Liberal Arts core requirements.
  • Humanities students rarely have special access to restricted courses. Check prerequisites carefully before including a course on a contract.
  • Each course on the contract should clearly contribute to the chosen focus of the contract.

There are two contract formats:

The original humanities contract

  • 9 hours in a single College of Liberal Arts department.
  • 9 hours in one or more other Liberal Arts departments.
  • 9 hours in one or more departments outside the College of Liberal Arts.
  • 9 additional hours in any appropriate courses in any department or college.
  • 6 hours of upper-division Humanities courses, including HMN 679HB or HMN 370.

The alternative humanities contract

  • 12 hours in a single College of Liberal Arts department.
  • 9 hours in one or more Liberal Arts departments.
  • 15 hours in any appropriate courses in any department or college.
  • 6 hours of upper-division Humanities courses, including HMN 679HB or HMN 370.

Additional Degree Information

General (Undeclared) Degree Plan - 2012-2014 Catalog (pdf)

Other Degrees offered within College of Liberal Arts

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