The Humanities Program addresses general education requirements, providing a body of knowledge around literature, rhetoric, philosophy, art, music, architecture, history and world cultures which all students are expected to acquire upon graduation. Successful students in the Humanities, through a holistic approach, develop competencies in written and oral communication, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and the use of technology and scientific methods in social and individual problem solving.
The Humanities program is designed to meet the SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) accreditation benchmark for the University Goal 2. “Demonstrate knowledge of aspirations, fears, and joys as expressed in literature, philosophy, religion, history and the arts”. Its primary outcome is that students, particularly those preparing for scientific or professional careers, will know characteristics of cultures from prehistory to Modern time that will help them build their awareness of the global community and its traditions.