Degree Requirements

General Requirements for the Minor

General university degree requirements stipulate that 1) three units of the minor be taken in residence at Puget Sound; 2) students earn a GPA of 2.0 in courses taken for the minor; and 3) all courses taken for a minor must be taken for graded credit. Any exceptions to these stipulations are indicated in the minor degree requirements listed below.

Requirements for the Minor

Completion of six units, distributed as follows:

  1. HUM 200, Homer to Hitchcock: the History of Ideas in the Arts
  2. EITHER three courses in Track I, OR three courses in Track II.
  3. One course in Comparative Studies: Western/Non-Western Interfaces
  4. HUM 400, A Seminar on Critical Theory.

Track I: Antiquity to the Renaissance

  • CLSC 222, The Greco-Roman World (Humanistic Approaches)
  • CLSC 318, Greek and Roman Religion
  • HUM 210, Power and Culture in Periclean Athens and Augustan Rom (Humanistic Approaches)
  • HUM 302, Mystics, Knights, and Pilgrims: The Medieval Quest
  • HUM 303, The Monstrous Middle Ages (Connections)
  • HUM 367, Word and Image: Medieval Manuscript Culture (Artistic Approaches)
  • Only one of the following may count for Track I (because these courses are not completely anchored in Antiquity to Renaissance:
    • HUM 300, Children's Literature (Connections)
    • HUM 304, Ancients and Moderns
    • HUM 355, Early Modern French Theater and Contemporary American Culture (Connections)

Track II: Renaissance to the Present

  • AFAM 375, The Harlem Renaissance (Connections)
  • HUM 201, Art, Ideas, and Society, 1400 - 1900 (Humanistic Approaches)
  • HUM 290, Introduction to Cinema Studies (Artistic Approaches)
  • HUM 301, The Idea of Self, 1650 - 1939 (Connections)
  • HUM 305, Modernization and Modernism (Connections)
  • HUM 309, Nationalism: British and German, 1700 - 1919 (Connections)
  • HUM 315, Drama, Film, and the Musical Stage (Connections)
  • HUM 316, The Lord of the Ring: Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung (Connections)
  • PHIL 243, Aesthetics
  • PHIL 353, Philosophy and Film
  • Only one of the following may count for Track II (because these courses are not completely anchored in Renaissance to the Present:
    • HUM 300, Children's Literature (Connections)
    • HUM 304, Ancients and Moderns
    • HUM 355, Early Modern French Theater and Contemporary American Culture (Connections)

Comparative Studies: Western/Non-Western Interfaces

  • HUM 310, Imperialism and Culture: the British Experience (Connections)
  • HUM 330, Tao and Landscape Art (Connections)
  • HUM 335, Japan and the Dutch: a Cross-Cultural Visual Dialogue 1600 - 2000 (Connections)
  • HUM 370, The Good Life (Connections)