- World literature
Literature courses provide opportunities to study classic and contemporary fiction, drama, and poetry, as well as to explore literature’s historical development and its links to the society that produces it. Today, literary study involves understanding literature as a venue where thoughtful people discuss the urgent public and personal issues of our time. Students consider not only venerated literary classics but also more recent ethnic literature, 由女性文学, 工人阶级的文学, 儿童和青少年文学, 文学产生于特定的地区或历史时代. 课堂上是阅读和写作强化, 教师们强调讨论和互动学习. 除了熟悉著名的文学作品, 学生学习分析书面文本, 发展和支持有效的解释, 口头和书面表达他们的观点.
人文学科课程反映了更广泛的文学研究方法. Humanities courses offer multi-disciplinary explorations of particular eras and topics. 这些课程汇集了思想, art, music, architecture, literature, and learning of the past in order to study texts in their historical and cultural settings. Current approaches to the humanities explore ways in which different kinds of artistic and intellectual works from different eras address some of the same social, political, cultural, and personal issues that are important to everyday people in today’s world. Linguistics is the study of the history and structure of language and its links to society, culture, 和个人生活. 因为语言对人类至关重要, an understanding of language teaches people important things about what people are like and about how society works.
Linguists examine both the historical and theoretical aspects of language and its actual use in day-to-day situations. Traditionally, a liberal arts education has always included the study of at least one world language. 掌握另一种语言提供了一个有价值的, even an essential, 使人有效工作的沟通工具, 无论是工作还是娱乐, 在一个国际化的社会里. At the same time, it also teaches new ways of perceiving and organizing reality. 文学和语言 offers beginning and intermediate level courses in Spanish and sometimes offers introductory courses in the Ojibwe and Dakota languages.
文学和语言 does not give credit for prior learning in world languages.