The Master of Arts in Humanities is based on the great ideas, works, and thinkers who defined civilization as embodied in the "great books" tradition established at the University of Chicago and now in use at other leading institutions such as the University of Notre Dame, Boston University, and Columbia University. You will evaluate humankind's fundamental topics through courses in humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. You may find this online master’s degree to be excellent preparation for careers in writing, presenting ideas, and creative problem solving.
Degree Program Objectives
In addition to the institutional and degree level learning outcomes objectives, this degree also seeks the following specific learning outcomes of its graduates. With reference to each of the respective areas of humanities, graduates in this degree program will be able to:
Research, Thinking, and Writing
- Critically analyze literary works for their contribution to the body of human knowledge.
- Articulate written positions on ideas that stem from the great works of human thought.
- Apply classical logic to historical and contemporary issues of human behavior, society, and civilization.
Advanced Knowledge of the Great Works
- Examine the human experience from multidimensional perspectives from antiquity to modern times through examining leading authors and works of each age.
- Analyze the origins and implications of the concept of individualism as it applies in concepts of tradition, power, society, and culture.
- Use advanced science and social science knowledge, methods, and logic to inform and influence scientific and/or social processes and structures.