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Colgate University    
2017-2018 University Catalogue 
  Feb 23, 2018
2017-2018 University Catalogue

Division of Arts and Humanities

Director D. McCabe

Students who wish to focus their studies in disciplinary or interdisciplinary areas not encompassed by a single department in the arts and humanities may pursue a topical major in the division.

In order to qualify for this major, a student must provide the division director with a proposed program of study and a rationale for this program during the spring term of the sophomore year. No proposal for a topical major will receive approval after the second month of the student’s fifth term. Customarily, the major is available for students who wish to devote special attention to studies such as comparative literature or some combination of creative arts, such as music and fine arts, or drama, literature, and stage design.

Students majoring in this topical area will, in the last term, write a substantial integrating paper as an independent study; one course credit is earned for this senior project. Students interested in such a major program are strongly urged to discuss their proposed plans of study with appropriate academic advisers and with the division director well in advance of the deadline specified above.

The Division of Arts and Humanities houses the departments/programs listed below:


Art and Art History

Go to information for Art and Art History.

The Classics

Go to information for The Classics.

East Asian Languages and Literatures

Go to information for East Asian Languages and Literatures.


Go to information for English.


Go to information for German.


Go to information for Music.


Go to information for Philosophy.


Go to information for Religion.

Romance Languages and Literatures

Go to information for Romance Languages and Literatures.


Go to information for Theater.