Illinois Wesleyan
Humanities
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Humanities courses expose students to major artistic, literary, philosophical, and religious 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.
French & Francophone Studies
French & Francophone Studies
The French & Francophone Studies Program provides an environment where students are encouraged to grow both as individuals and as members of a rapidly expanding global community.
Greek & Roman Studies
Greek & Roman Studies
Greek and Roman Studies is an interdisciplinary program designed to provide students with linguistic skills through the study of the Greek and Latin languages, as well as an in-depth knowledge of the history and culture of Greece and Rome.
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.
Italian Studies
Italian Studies
The Italian Studies program provides an environment where students are exposed to the linguistic and cultural traditions of Italy within a Liberal Arts context, while they are able to customize course options depending on their particular interests.
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.
Religion
Religion
The Religion Department views religion as a significant dimension of all human cultures, past and present.

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