Flexibility for Inquiring Minds
The Master of Arts in Humanities (M.A.H.) degree is designed to provide students with an opportunity to enrich their lives through interdisciplinary studies in the humanities. The coursework encourages the development of a broad and varied awareness of several humanities disciplines and combines scholarly competency with intellectual challenges. Two seminars emphasize the interdisciplinary aspect of this program; the HU 500 Introductory Seminar serves as preparation, and a final HU 698 Capstone Seminar serves as integration.
The structure of the program is flexible, allowing for a wide range of experiences in coursework, seminars, independent research, regular classes or tutorials to stimulate the inquiring mind.
Concentrations are grouped in three areas:
b) Fine Arts, Theatre and Music
c) History, Philosophy and Religion
Students may concentrate up to half of their coursework (18 credits) in a single humanities discipline, or opt for greater breadth by choosing from several humanities disciplines. Courses outside the humanities, as the program defines them, will not be accepted in the M.A.H. program. Students may, however, at the time of application to the program, request to take selective courses in relevant disciplines other than the humanities listed above. These requests must be approved by the University prior to the student’s formal admission to the program.
M.A.H. students also are invited to consider graduate-level study abroad (up to 9 credits) as part of their degree work through the Arcadia University College of Global Studies. Students also may do a professional internship in a humanities related field as part of their coursework. Such internships are unpaid, supervised, 3-credit experiences to be arranged in consultation with the director of the M.A.H. program. An internship may be combined with study abroad experience.