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Division of Arts and Humanities

Departments and Programs

Degree Programs

B.A. in Studio Art
B.A. in Art History
B.A. in Art Education (K-12 licensure)
Minors in Studio Art, Art History

B.A. in Classical Studies
B.A. in Classical Archaeology
B.A. in Classical Foundations
Minors in Classical Studies, Latin

Communication and Digital Media
B.A. in Communication
B.A. in Graphic Design
B.A. in Public Relations
Minors in Communication, Public Relations

B.A. in English
B.A. in English with an Emphasis in Creative Writing
B.A. in English with a Secondary Education Minor
Elementary Education Major with an English Minor
Minor in English, Creative Writing

B.A. in History
B.A. in History with Secondary Education Licensure
Minor in History

Modern Languages
B.A. in Chinese
B.A. in French
B.A. in German
B.A. in Japanese
B.A. in Spanish
Teacher Education Licensure in French Education, German Education, and Spanish Education (Secondary Education; additional coursework required)
Minors in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish

B.A. in Music
B.A. in Music Education (Vocal/General K-12, Instrumental/General K-12)
B.A. in Music with an Emphasis in Music Performance
B.A. in Music with an Emphasis in Music Theatre
B.A. in Music with an Emphasis in Piano Pedagogy
Minor in Music

B.A. in Philosophy
Minor in Philosophy

B.A. in Religion
Minor in Religion

B.A. in Theatre
B.A. in Theatre Performance
B.A. in Technical Production and Design
Minors in Theatre, Dance

Contributions to the General Education Curriculum

Prof. Kimberly Greene teaches an ceramics course at Carthage.Students seeking to satisfy distribution requirements toward their Carthage degree will find regular offerings of courses with the HUM and FAR designation to meet their general education requirement. These courses are designed to engage students intellectually and creatively in particular areas of the arts and humanities by introducing students to aesthetic activity as an essential dimension of the human condition, of human cultures, and of their own capacities and callings.

Courses fulfilling the HUM and FAR designation generally fall into two categories:

  • Survey courses designed to cultivate appreciation of the arts and humanities by exposing students to a significant body of literature or area of creative activity within its cultural context.
  • Application courses designed to engage students in the direct experience of aesthetic and creative work.

Information on specific general education courses can be found on their department websites.

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Experiential learning is a core component of a Carthage education and each department in the division supports a range of opportunities. From field placements to internships, performance tours, and excavations, students in the Division of Arts and Humanities engage in experiential learning. Local, regional, and international partnerships provide opportunities for students to translate theory into practice.

A flagship program for the College is the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE). Students who earn a SURE grant are competitively selected to conduct research and creative projects with faculty mentors. Students present their research and creative projects at conferences and events around the world.

Cocurricular and Extracurricular Learning Opportunities

Students in the Division of Arts and Humanities develop strong relationships with their faculty mentors, largely through cocurricular and extracurricular learning opportunities. From studio to classroom, students and faculty engage in collaborative projects that help prepare them to be engaged, informed citizens. More than 2,000 students participate in music ensembles, art clubs, theatre productions, poetry readings, and historical enactments.

From lecture series such as the Hannibal Lectures to our New Play Initiative, the Division provides opportunities for students and community to gather together to engage with the critical questions and creative ideas of our past, present, and future. Our music concerts showcase the creative work of students and faculty alongside world-class invited guest artists. The H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art brings established and innovative artists to the Carthage campus, and the annual Graphic Design and Art Department “Art Crawl” showcases the work of our emerging student artists and designers.