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Humanities

The Humanities curriculum provides each student with a solid foundation for a variety of careers ranging from writing and teaching to computer software design and for career success in graduate school, law, politics, and human services. Classroom study combined with practica, including a Practicum Abroad for Spanish majors, equips students for a variety of career and life-enriching experiences.

The Humanities Division sponsors a wide variety of clubs, opportunities for showcasing student writing, and student organizations, including The Broadcast, Open 24 Hours, the Ichabod Society, and the Spanish Club.

The Broadcast, a weekly student newspaper written “By Students, For Students,” provides experience in the journalism field by reporting campus news, athletics, and events. Student columns, editorials, and satires also grace the pages to add a forum for students to voice opinions and a medium for humorists to perform. The After Hours page publishes student creative writing—poems, short stories, and excerpts—providing an avenue for students to display their literary creations.

Open 24 Hours, an annual literary journal, features the work of students, alumni, and other area writers.

The Ichabod Society is a student organization that promotes reading and the arts. Each semester, Ichabod Society members sponsor visits by writers and provide a venue for poetry readings and other literary performances.

The Spanish Club sponsors a variety of activities that promote awareness of the Spanish language and Hispanic/Latino culture. Past activities included inviting a guest speaker from La Plaza Immigrant Community Center, helping to host the Brescia University Foreign Language Conference, cooking for and hosting the Día de la Raza Forum and Celebration, and designing and implementing the National Mix it Up Day. Recent activities include an Hispanic/Latino community-university forum and the organization of a Latin dance open to students and community with the participation of Spanish high school students. The Spanish club is strengthening its bonds to the immigrant community by participating in Catholic-related activities sponsored by a local church. The Spanish Club is open to all Brescia students, whatever their experience with Spanish language and Hispanic culture.

The student in humanities may earn any one of the following degrees from the Division of Humanities:

Bachelor of Arts Degree

  • English
  • English with an Emphasis in Professional Writing
  • History
  • Spanish
  • Spanish with P-12 Teacher Certification
  • Theology
  • Theology with an Emphasis in Pastoral Studies (online and on campus degree completion)

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Law

Humanities Minors

  • Catholic Studies
  • English
  • Professional Writing
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Spanish
  • Theology
  • Women’s Studies

View complete course descriptions from the University Catalog.

Meet Division of Humanities faculty.

Read our Theology articulation agreements.

View the most recent and past issues of Open 24 Hours.

For additional information, please contact the Division of Humanities at [email protected].