Humanities

Programs

MAJORS
MINORS
  • Media
  • Political Science

*Education majors should also see the Teacher Education department page for additional information about all secondary education degree programs including additional application process and student teaching requirements. 

Outcomes

  • COMMUNICATION

    The student will demonstrate competency in these areas upon completion of the communication course of study:

    1. Messages: Students will create and deliver effective messages for multiple and diverse audiences (i.e., public address / persuasion, multimedia and business).
    2. Technical & Digital Skills: Students will show mastery of technical and digital skills required to create and complete multimedia tasks.
    3. Theories: Students will understand theories of communication in multiple contexts (i.e., public address, mass, interpersonal, small group, intercultural, organizational).
    4. Business Skills: Students will demonstrate professional business skills in a variety of corporate communication settings.
    5. Portfolio: Students will compile and present a professional multimedia portfolio.
    6. Internship: Students will successfully complete an off-campus internship in the field of communication.
    7. Research: Students will learn the process of conducting and presenting original research.
    8. Career/Graduate School: Students will be prepared for a future in various fields of communication (i.e., graduate school, multimedia, organizational communication, and/or business).

     

    COMMUNICATION SENIOR COMPREHENSIVE

    All seniors majoring in communication must take the prescribed comprehensive examination prior to their final semester of study. This examination must be passed satisfactorily the first time or the specific area of deficiency must be made up before graduation in consultation with the members of the communication faculty.

  • ENGLISH

    Upon completion of the departmental course of study, the student will be able to:

    1. enable students to write proficiently, effectively, and creatively for a variety of audiences and purposes.
    2. acquaint students with the history and structure of the English language.
    3. develop creative and critical thinking skills to successfully interpret literary texts.
    4. develop an understanding of different literary techniques, conventions, and methods of analysis while improving critical thinking skills.
    5. perceive literary works as vehicles for inspiration and moral values.
    6. develop skills in interdisciplinary research and inquiry.

     

    ENGLISH SENIOR COMPREHENSIVE

    All seniors majoring in English or English Language Arts Education must take the prescribed comprehensive examination prior to their final semester of study. This examination must be passed satisfactorily the first time or the specific area of deficiency must be made up before graduation in consultation with the members of the English faculty.

  • GRAPHIC DESIGN

    Upon completion of the departmental course of study, the student will be able to:

    1. show an understanding of the visual aesthetic of Graphic Design and its role in communication.
    2. demonstrate understanding of the ways Graphic Design supports and is supported by businesses and organizations.
    3. show mastery of computer and technical skills required to complete Graphic Design tasks.
    4. compile and present a professional quality portfolio.
  • HISTORY

    Upon completion of the departmental course of study, the student will be able:

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of historical themes and chronology.
    2. Effectively analyze and use primary and secondary sources.
    3. Conduct and present original historical research.
    4. Pursue a career in History or a related field (law, politics, graduate school).

     

    HISTORY SENIOR COMPREHENSIVE

    All seniors majoring in history must complete HIST 4802: Senior Seminar and HIST4901: Senior Thesis during their final year of study. Successful completion of the senior research project will count for the History Senior Comprehensive.

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Department of Humanities
2030 E. College Way
Olathe, KS 66062-1899
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