Humanities Minor

Department of Literature, Language, Writing & Philosophy

The 15-credit Humanities minor takes an interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary approach, drawing from the traditional Humanities disciplines -- Philosophy, History, Literature -- and the theoretical Arts. The student minoring in Humanities will acquire comprehensive knowledge about influential ideas and worldviews, theories, and methodologies; thorough understanding of historical trends; and discernment of overarching connections across viewpoints, cultures, and historical periods. The skills cultivated and reinforced by the Minor include reading comprehension of demanding and intricate texts; critical thinking and problem-solving; ability to locate events and developments in space and time, and to trace historical changes and interconnections of theoretical outlooks; aesthetic appreciation of works of art.

Required Course (3 credits)

Electives (12 credits)

3 credits of any Philosophy course (PHIL Prefix)
3 credits of any History course (HIST prefix)
3 credits of any Literature course (LITS prefix)
3 credits of any Arts course, excluding studio or performance courses (ARTH prefix)



Odysseus Makridis, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Tel: 973-443-8096

Literature, Language, Writing, and Philosophy Department
Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Ave - M-MS3-01
Madison, NJ 07940