Humanities Program & Faculty
Electives in the Humanities Department provide opportunities for students to explore essential questions about the human experience and to extend and practice the skills and habits central to the department through the lenses of specific disciplines.
Courses in Humanities
INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING
In this course, the class will explore techniques for writing poetry and fiction. Creative assignments will help the students expand their imagination, discover a process of invention, shape an original voice, and tackle the discipline of revision. Through workshops, they will learn to respond critically to the work of others and apply feedback to their own work in a healthy and productive way. Additional coursework will include assigned readings and short responses. A commitment to active and thoughtful participation is essential for success in this course. No previous creative writing experience necessary!
Open to non-WFMA seniors and sophomores and juniors by permission of the Humanities Department.
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
Introduction to Psychology explores the scientific study of thought and behavior. This course is designed to facilitate meaningful experiences for students to develop their own philosophy of psychology that connects to their day-to-day life. This course approaches the history, current status, and promise of scientific and applied psychology through the five main branches of psychology: neurological, developmental, cognitive, social, and clinical.
This course is open to seniors and to juniors with permission of the department.