Global Humanities

The GHR major and minor are currently unavailable for current or incoming students to declare.

In Global Humanities we examine how people, books and ideas have circulated over time between West and East, and how cultures connect with and influence one another. Adopting a comparative approach to Western and Asian Humanities (literature, history and philosophy), we study European, American and Asian texts, such as novels, drama, poetry and films, from various perspectives, including those of comparative literature, gender and sexuality studies, and cultural studies. Most of our courses fulfill General Education requirements.

All Global Humanities courses for 2017-18, including Hindi Language, are listed under Liberal Studies and Humanities in course search and the suffix is GH.

Requirements for Global Humanities

Lower-Division Requirements (21 credits)

  • Global Humanities 151L(W) (3 credits) and 152L(W) (3 credits) - Introduction to the Humanities. Prerequisite or corequisite WRIT 101 or equivalent.
  • Literary Studies: Any LIT or MCLL literature content course, or any lower-division course with an L designation
  • Historical Studies: Any course in the History department or any course with an H designation
  • Introduction to Asian Humanities LS161(H)
  • Asian Studies, 3 credits
  • Religious Studies, 3 credits

Upper-Division Requirements (21 credits)

  • 6 credits in History/Philosophy/Literature
  • Women’s and Gender Studies, or Native American Studies, or African-American Studies, 3 credits
  • Religious Studies, 6 credits
  • Global Humanities (excluding Religious Studies) 3 credits
  • Global Humanities capstone senior seminar 3 credits

The upper-division writing expectation must be met by successfully completing an upper-division writing course from the approved list in the General University Requirements section of the UM Catalog. In addition, students must complete the University of Montana general education requirements according to the governing UM catalog.

Please visit the University of Montana Course Catalog for more information.

Substitutions must be approved by the Program Director.