Discipline-Specific Programs of Study

In addition to the general interdisciplinary program of study, the Master of Humanities program has developed suggested programs of study for students choosing to emphasize several specific disciplines:

African & African-American Studies

Master of Humanities with an Emphasis in African and African-American Studies

All students in the Master of Humanities program may take graduate courses in African and African-American Studies. Students with a primary interest in African and African-American Studies may design a specialized program of study in consultation with the Director of the African and African-American Studies Program. Students choosing to concentrate in African and African-American Studies are required to follow the general parameters of the Master of Humanities degree; within these parameters, they may design a program of study with a focus in such areas as African and/or African-American history, politics, and culture.

Course Credit Hours
HUM 7000 3
HUM 7100 3
AAFS Electives 12
Related Electives 6
HUM 7300/7400 8
Total credit hours 32

For more information, contact Dr. Opolot Okia, Director, African and African-American Studies Program at (937)775-5532.

Music

Master of Humanities with an Emphasis in Music

All students in the Master of Humanities program may take advantage of the resources of the Department of Music. Students with a primary interest in music may design a specialized program of study in consultation with the director of Graduate Studies in Music. Students choosing to concentrate in music are required to follow the general parameters of the Master of Humanities degree; within these parameters they may design a program of study with a focus in music history, theory, composition, or other musical specialty.

Course Credit Hours
HUM 7000 or MUS 6010 3
HUM 7100 3
Music Analysis and History 9
Music History (3-6)
Music Theory (3-6)
Related Electives 9
HUM 7300/7400 8
Total Credit Hours 32

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, students concentrating in music may give a recital as their 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 Department of Music Office.

For more information, please contact Dr. Christopher Chafee, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Music at (937) 775-2755.

Modern Languages

Master of Humanities with an Emphasis in Modern Languages

All students in the Master of Humanities program may take advantage of the resources of the Department of Modern Languages. Students with a primary interest in modern languages may design a specialized program of study in consultation with the chair of the Department of Modern Languages. Students choosing to concentrate in Modern Languages are required to follow the general parameters of the Master of Humanities degree; within these parameters, they may design a program of study with a focus in French, Spanish, or German language and literature.

Course Credit Hours
HUM 7000 3
HUM 7100 3
Modern Languages Electives 12-15
Related Electives 3-6
HUM 7300/7400 8
Total credit hours 32

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. Students 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 their degree requirements for the Humanities program.

For more information, please contact Marie Hertzler, Department of Modern Languages, (937) 775-2641.

Women's Studies

Master of Humanities with an Emphasis in Women's Studies

All students in the Master of Humanities program may take graduate courses in Women's Studies. Students with a primary interest in women's studies may design a specialized program of study in consultation with the Director of the Women's Studies Program and the director of the Humanities program. Students choosing to concentrate in Women's Studies are required to follow the general parameters of the Master of Humanities degree; within these parameters, they 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.

Course Credit Hours
HUM 7000 3
HUM 7100 3
WMS 7000 3
WMS Electives 12
Related Electives 3
HUM 7300/7400 8
Total Credit Hours 32

For more information, please contact Dr. Hope Jennings, Director, Women's Studies Program, (937) 775-4818.