Mar 21, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Humanities Minor

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Philosophy and Humanities

Humanities Minor Program Information

Box 70656
Phone: (423) 439-4425
Web Address:

Dr. Leslie MacAvoy

The Humanities Minor seeks to provide a base for students to construct a better understanding of the spirit and meaning of their civilization. It draws fully on other departments within the university and attempts to show the interdependence of the various disciplines. By the consideration of the vast storehouse of historical, philosophical, religious, and artistic expressions, students are better able to understand and cope with the many issues that beset humankind, and they are better able to find meaning for themselves as individuals. It is designed for the student desiring a firm background in the humanistic disciplines, and it should be of special interest to students planning to enter such professions as the ministry, law, or college teaching.

Humanities Minor: 24 Credit Hours

The Humanities Minor requires 24 credit hours, twelve (12) of which must be upper division (3000 level or above).


*The specific electives for this program must be approved by the Humanities advisor, including courses in the following disciplines:

  • History
  • English (literature courses)
  • Art History
  • Introduction to Music or Music History
  • Philosophy and Humanities

No courses counting toward the student’s major field or Service-Learning or General Education Core courses (with the exception of HUMT 2310  and HUMT 2320 ) may be counted toward satisfying the Humanities Minor.