Social Science and Humanities Department

A student seeking to become a liberally educated person needs exposure, in breadth and in depth, to the humanities.

These studies, concerned not merely with information but with values, help the student’s development as a total person. This implies not only intellectual and social development, but also maturity in assessing the values essential to a sound philosophy of life. The Humanities department offers degrees in English, History, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Spanish. Requirements for these programs are listed in the courses of instruction section of this catalog. Courses are also offered in a variety of world languages, fine arts, and political science.

Students within the department must maintain a minimum 2.00 grade point average in courses taken at D’Youville in their major subject area.