Global Humanities and Critical Thought Major—BA

Minimum of 36 semester course credits and general BA requirements

The global humanities and critical thought major consists of three components, two foundational courses in theory and philosophy, two semesters of language or the equivalent (see explanation below), an independent translation project, five electives, and a senior thesis.

Required
Foundation courses:
Select two of the following:6-8
Ancient Philosophy
Early Modern Philosophy
Inventing the "Other," Policing Differences
Introduction to Critical Theory
Postcolonial Feminist Theory and Literature
Language Other Than English Requirement:
Select at least two Mills College courses (4 semester credits each) beyond the first year of a language other than English 18
Transfer students who demonstrate intermediate proficiency in any language according to the ACTFL scale, as evaluated by the Mills College language program head or affiliated faculty (or faculty from accredited universities for languages not offered at Mills), may have the Mills credit requirement waived and have transfer credit for a language beyond the first year count towards completing the major. 2
Electives
Select five electives representing at least three different theoretical or philosophical disciplines or approaches from the following:15-20
The Art of Mughal India
Seminar: Gender and the Western Visual Tradition
Critical and Theoretical Approaches to the History of Art
Chinese Culture Through Film
Topics in African Literature
The Bible as Literature
Representing Blackness: Film and Literature in Africa and the Diaspora
Theories of Race and Ethnicity
Black Feminist Theory
De-colonizing Algeria: Algerian Women Writers and Filmmakers
Reading Otherness in the French Enlightenment
Aesthetics of the Body in Literature
Francophone Women's Writing from Martinique, Haiti, and Guadeloupe
Debunking Orientalist Stereotypes: Asian Writings in French
Women, Gender and Cultural Production in the Global South
African and Caribbean Literatures
Reading Otherness in the French Enlightenment
Introduction to the History of Emotions in Early Modern Europe.
Cultures and Identities in the Americas and the Caribbean
Post-Colonial Conditions: Contemporary Women's Writings from Africa
Reading War in Post-Colonial Literature from Africa and the Middle East
Latin American Women Writers in Translation
National Literatures of Latin America
Hispanic Cinema
The Music of India: Brahma to Bhangra
Political Philosophy
Aesthetics
Epistemology
Existentialism
Language, Meaning, and Understanding
Philosophy of Mind
19th Century European Philosophy: Hegel, Marx, & Nietzsche
Wittgenstein and Heidegger
Metaphysics
Introduction to the Study of Religions
Intersections of Art and Poetry
Seminar in Iberian, Latin American and U.S. Latina(o) Literatures
Sex, Body, and Gender in Early European Societies
Women in Islam
Transnational Sexualities
Senior Thesis