Illinois Wesleyan
Humanities
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Humanities courses expose students to major artistic, literary, and philosophical works and familiarize them with the methods of inquiry used in the humanities disciplines. Studies of the humanities enable students to understand, appreciate, examine, and respond to intellectual, moral, and artistic traditions. Minors are particularly encouraged to meet regularly with their designated Humanities mentor (assigned by the coordinator of the Humanities program) to discuss values and skills acquired in the minor, how courses overlap and differ within the minor, how they relate to the student’s major, and how the skills and knowledge acquired in the minor can enhance opportunities as a student prepares for graduate school and/or the job market.

 

Humanities Departments
 
English
English
Studying English prepares students for graduate study and a wide range of careers, including public relations, law, journalism, teaching, editing and publishing, business, government, library science, advertising, marketing, and professional writing.
Hispanic Studies
Hispanic Studies
The Hispanic Studies program strives to develop effective communication, critical thinking, imaginative inquiry, and community engagement in student’s preparation for life in a global society.
Japanese Studies
Japanese Studies
The courses of Japanese Studies introduce language use of the Japanese people as well as customs and manners in Japan.
Philosophy
Philosophy
The study of philosophy involves asking questions about the nature of knowledge, reality, and values, and formulating and evaluating answers to these questions.

 

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