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Our unique multicultural and multidisciplinary program of study combines literature, philosophy, politics, psychology, classics, history, biology, physics and more. Complete the 18 semester-hour minor or choose the 30 semester-hour individualized Multidisciplinary Studies (BA) concentration to read and discuss some of the most interesting and important works of the world — and all in English.
Our faculty teach close reading and critical thinking skills to help prepare you for a wide variety of professions (journalism, editing, teaching, politics, public service, international relations, public relations, and more) or for further study (graduate school in any field in the humanities, law school, medical school, or other professional study).
Our students love our program not only because they get to pursue many of their interests, but because they learn the relationships between them, between disciplines and bodies of thought. In short, they learn to see and examine the web of ideas that comprise our complex social world.
As a student in Transformative Texts & Ideas, you will read many disciplines in many genres from many cultures, all of which would help to make you one well-rounded, thoughtful human being.
A Transformative Texts & Ideas minor will complement any course of study in the sciences and humanities, and many Transformative Texts & Ideas majors double-major with Philosophy, Classics, English, History, Anthropology, and Foreign Languages. It’s much easier to accomplish than you might suspect!
Usually 2 are offered each semester
Minors must take at least three core courses.
Majors must take at least six core courses, with at least one 3000-level and one 4000-level.
- TEXT 2010 – Transformative Texts & Ideas of Modern China
- CLAS 2220 – Great Works of Ancient Literature I: Greece
- CLAS 2230 – Great Works of Ancient Literature II: Rome
- TEXT 2000 – Introduction to Transformative Texts & Ideas
- TEXT 2400 – Transformative Texts & Ideas of the Middle Ages and Renaissance
- TEXT 2500 – Transformative Texts & Ideas of the Enlightenment
- TEXT 3001 – Transformative Texts & Ideas of Science
- TEXT 3601 – Transformative Texts & Ideas of the 19th and 20th Centuries
- TEXT 4000 – Seminar in Transformative Texts & Ideas
- TEXT 4999 – Thesis in Transformative Texts & Ideas
Wide range offered each semester
- ART 2905 – Masterpieces in the Visual Arts and Literature
- CLAS 2000 – Introduction to Classics (Humanities)
- CLAS 2500 – Greek Tragedy in Translation
- CLAS 3300 – Ancient Greek Culture and Civilization
- CLAS 4000 – Seminar in Classics
- CLAS 4521 – Directed Readings in Classics in Translation
- CLAS 4522 – Directed Readings in Classics in Translation
- CLAS 4523 – Directed Readings in Classics in Translation
- ENGL 2630 – The Bible as Literature
- ENGL 3000 – History of British Literature to 1700
- ENGL 3010 – History of British Literature, 1700-1900
- ENGL 3020 – History of American Literature to 1900
- ENGL 3070 – Shakespeare: The Histories
- ENGL 3080 – Shakespeare: The Comedies
- ENGL 3090 – Shakespeare: The Tragedies
- ENGL 3250 – Native American Literatures
- ENGL 3260 – History of African American Literature
- ENGL 3280 – African Literature
- ENGL 3600 – Classics from Homer to Dante
- ENGL 3630 – The Bible as Literature
- ENGL 4010 – Medieval Literature
- GLST 2665 – Don Quixote
- HIST 3405 – History of Ancient Greece to 146 BC
- HIST 3410 – History of Ancient Rome
- HIST 4445 – The European Enlightenments
- ITAL 2220 – Italian Literature in Translation
- MRST 2000 – Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Studies
- MRST 2400 – Introduction to Medieval Studies
- MRST 2500 – Introduction to Renaissance Studies
- PHIL 1311 – Great Philosophers from Antiquity to the Present
- PHIL 3313 – Ancient Philosophy
- PHIL 3321 – Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
- PHIL 3331 – Modern Philosophy
- PHIL 3350 – Great Philosopher
- POLS 2070 – Introduction to Political Theory
- RELI 2691 – Classical Islam
- RELI 2692 – Buddhism
- RELI 2695 – Introduction to the Old Testament
- RELI 2696 – Introduction to the New Testament
- RUSS 3220 – Nineteenth Century Russian Literature in Translation
- RUSS 3221 – Twentieth Century Russian Literature in Translation
- Other courses as approved by the Transformative Texts & Ideas coordinator
Please email John Collins, coordinator of Transformative Texts & Ideas, for more information: email@example.com.