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Humanities & Social Sciences

General Education Requirements - Humanities and Social Sciences
IIT & BU - Joint Program Agreement (See the current Benedictine University Undergraduate catalog)

  1. WRIT 101 and WRIT 102 – 6 semester hours, or student may pass HNRS 190 and HNRS 191.
  2. SPCH 110 – 3 semester hours, or student may pass HNRS 191, or demonstrate proficiency by examination
  3. Interdisciplinary Seminars – 6 semester hours
    1. Catholic/Benedictine Intellectual Traditions  – 3 semester hours
    2. Human Dignity/Common Good – 3 semester hours
  4. Mode of Inquiry Electives – Courses are designated in the current Benedictine University catalog and course schedule.
      1. Arts and Humanities – 15 semester hours
        1. Theological/Religious Mode of Inquiry – 3 semester hours
          Choose from RELS 120, 130, 280, 285, THEO 225.
        2. Philosophical Mode of Inquiry – 3 semester hours
          Choose any Philosophy course labeled with a “QPL” in the Benedictine University catalog.
        3. Historical Mode of Inquiry – 3 semester hours
          Choose any History course labeled with a “QHT” in the Benedictine University catalog.
        4. Literary and Rhetorical Mode of Inquiry – 3 semester hours
          Choose any Literary course labeled with a “QLR” in the Benedictine University catalog except COMM 200.
        5. Artistic and Creative Mode of Inquiry – 3 semester hours
          Choose from COMM 250, 251, 288, FNAR 100, 203, 204, 205, 206, HNRS 294, MUSI 104, 105, 106.
      2. Life-Scientific Mode of Inquiry – 3 semester hours
      3. Social Sciences – 6 semester hours
        1. Social-Scientific I: Individuals, Organizations, and Societies Mode of Inquiry - 3 semester hours
          Choose any Social Science course labeled with a “QIO” in the Benedictine University catalog except FINA 120 or 220.
        2. Social-Scientific II: Political, Global, and Economic Systems Mode of Inquiry – 3 semester hours
          Choose any Social Science course labeled with a “QPE” in the Benedictine University catalog.

Updated - June 2016