Master of Humanities

Program Emphases

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General Interdisciplinary

You will develop an individualized program of study in consultation with the program director. Although this program of study must conform to the academic requirements specified by the program, it emphasizes your particular areas of interest.

View the Master of Humanities program information and degree requirements in the Academic Catalog.


Discipline-Specific

In addition to the general interdisciplinary program of study, the Master of Humanities program has developed suggested programs of study from which you can choose to emphasize several specific disciplines.

African and African American Studies

You may take graduate courses in African and African American Studies. If your primary interest is in African and African American studies, you may design a specialized program of study in consultation with the director of the African and African American Studies program. If you choose this concentration, you are required to follow the general parameters of the Master of Humanities degree. Wiithin these parameters, you may design a program of study with a focus in such areas as African and/or African American history, politics, and culture.

View the Master of Humanities program information and degree requirements in the Academic Catalog.

For more information, please contact Dr. Marlese Durr, director of the African and African American Studies program, at (937) 775-2275.


Modern Languages

You may take advantage of the resources of the Department of Modern Languages. If your primary interest is in modern languages, you may design a specialized program of study in consultation with the chair of the Department of Modern Languages. If you choose to concentrate in modern languages, you are required to follow the general parameters of the Master of Humanities degree. Within these parameters, you may design a program of study with a focus in French, Spanish, or German language and literature.

The culminating project may be either a traditional thesis on a subject related to a foreign language, culture, or literature, or it may be a translation accompanied by a contextualized introduction.

The Master of Humanities degree with an emphasis in modern languages is offered in conjunction with our foreign partner universities. You are strongly encouraged to study for at least one month at a foreign institution and may, in accordance with the Graduate School policy on transfer credit (Graduate School Policies and Procedures Manual, paragraph 4.71), apply up to 9 semester hours of classes toward your degree requirements for the humanities program.

View the Master of Humanities program information and degree requirements in the Academic Catalog.

For more information, please contact Dr. Ksenia Bonch Reeves, Department of Modern Languages, (937) 775-2641.


Music

You may take advantage of the resources of the School of Music. If your primary interest is in music, you may design a specialized program of study in consultation with the director of Graduate Studies in Music. If you choose to concentrate in music, you are required to follow the general parameters of the Master of Humanities degree. Within these parameters, you may design a program of study with a focus in music history, theory, composition, or other musical specialty.

The culminating project can be either a traditional thesis or a creative project. This project must follow the same general guidelines required of all Humanities projects. As a third option, you may give a recital as your culminating project. Those choosing the recital option must follow the guidelines specified by the Department of Music. A student handbook detailing the policies and requirements of the Master of Humanities degree with an emphasis in music is available in the School of Music office.

View the Master of Humanities program information and degree requirements in the Academic Catalog.

For more information, please contact Dr. Christopher Chaffee, Department of Music, at christopher.chaffee@wright.edu.


Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

You may take graduate courses in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. If your primary interest is in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Sstudies, you may design a specialized program of study in consultation with the director of the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program and the director of the Humanities program. If you choose to concentrate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, you are required to follow the general parameters of the Master of Humanities degree. Within these parameters, you may design a program of study with a focus in such areas as feminist theory, women's history, women's literature, feminist performing arts, and women in particular cultural contexts.

View the Master of Humanities program information and degree requirements in the Academic Catalog.

For more information, please contact Dr. Jessica Barnett, director, Women's Studies program, (937) 775-4818.

 


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