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Arts and Humanities (B.A.)

Students who complete the major in Arts and Humanities are familiar with the relationships among the liberal disciplines which comprise literary and historical studies and the visual and performing arts.

Since the catalog course descriptions are very general, students are urged to consult the detailed course descriptions available in the Arts and Humanities office each semester.

Bachelor of Arts in Arts and Humanities
Degree Requirements (120 hours)

I. Core Curriculum Requirements1: 42 hours
    A. Communication (6 hours)
        3 hours Communication (RHET 1302)
        3 hours Communication Elective (HUMA 3300)
    B. Social and Behavioral Sciences (15 hours)
        6 hours Government (GOVT 2301 and 2302)
        6 hours American History
        3 hours Social and Behavioral Science Elective
    C. Humanities and Fine Arts (6 hours)
        3 hours Fine Arts (ARTS 1301)
        3 hours Humanities (HUMA 1301)
    D. Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning (6 hours)
        3 hours College Math (recommended MATH 1314)
        3 hours Quantitative Mathematics (STAT 1342)
    E. Science (9 hours including at least one course with a substantial laboratory component)

1 Curriculum Requirements can be fulfilled by other approved courses from accredited institutions of higher education. The courses listed in parentheses are recommended as the most efficient way to satisfy both Core Curriculum and Major Requirements at U.T. Dallas.

II. Major Requirements, Lower Division: 9 hours
    One of the following:
        AHST 2331 Understanding Art
        DRAM 1310 Understanding Theater
        FILM 2332 Understanding Film
        MUSI 1306 Understanding Music
    PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy or equivalent
    LIT 2341 Literary Analysis

III. Major Requirements, Upper Division: 42 hours
    Major Core Courses (15 hours)
        AP 3300 Elements of Art and Performance
        HIST 3301 Historical Inquiry
        HUMA 3300 Reading and Writing Texts2
        LIT 3300 Western Literary Tradition
    Major Distribution and Elective Courses (27 hours)
        Art and Performance (9 hours)
            One upper-division course from Historical Context courses
            Two upper-division courses from Studio and Ensemble courses
        Historical Studies (9 hours)
            One upper-division course from each of the following groups:
                European Historical Studies
                Asian, African, and Latin American Historical Studies
                Studies in Philosophy and Intellectual History
        Literary Studies (9 hours)
            One upper-division course from each of the following groups:
                Literary genres
                Literature before 1850
                LIT elective
        Arts and Humanities Elective (3 hours)
            Any upper-division course from the School of Arts and Humanities

2A required Major course that also fulfills a Core Curriculum requirement. If course is counted in the Core Curriculum, the student takes an additional 3 hours of elective credit.

IV. Elective Requirements: 27 hours
    Advanced Electives (6 hours)
        Students are required to take at least six hours of advanced electives outside their major
        field of study. These must be either upper-division classes or lower-division courses that
        have prerequisites.
    Free Electives (21 hours)
        Both upper- and lower-division courses may be used as electives, but students must
        complete at least 51 hours of upper-division credit to qualify for graduation.


This catalog is a general information publication only. It is not intended to nor does it contain all regulations that relate to students. The provisions of this catalog do not constitute a contract, express or implied, between any applicant, student or faculty member and The University of Texas at Dallas or The University of Texas System. The University of Texas at Dallas reserves the right to withdraw courses at any time, to change fees or tuition, calendar, curriculum, degree requirements, graduation procedures, and any other requirements affecting students. Changes will become effective whenever the proper authorities so determine and will apply to both prospective students and those already enrolled.

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