Academic Departments & the Humanities Commons

In the spirit of the Common Academic Program (CAP), the departments of Religious Studies, Philosophy, History, and English are each a part of a Humanities Commons program, introducing the seven CAP student learning outcomes while meeting appropriate disciplinary objectives. Learn more about each department's Humanities Commons courses from the links below.


Writing

Department of English

Students entering the University of Dayton complete a two-year course of study in composition by enrolling in ENG 100 in their first year and ENG 200 in their second year. University of Dayton Honors Program students complete a one-semester course of study in composition by taking ENG 200H in their first year. ENG100 and ENG 200H are courses in the Humanities Commons.

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Class in the Plaza

Department of History

Students entering the University of Dayton complete HST 103: The West and the World as a part of the Common Academic Program and the Humanities Commons. While this course is taught by many different instructors, all sections will examine key aspects of world history. We will study how patterns of interactions in the past have contributed to the making of our contemporary world.

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St Thomas Aquinas

Department of Philosophy

Students entering the University of Dayton complete PHL 103: Introduction to Philosophy as a part of the Common Academic Program and the Humanities Commons. While this course is taught by many different instructors, all sections will cover the following topics: Philosophical positions that relate to the Catholic intellectual tradition, philosophical conceptions of human flourishing, the use of philosophical conceptions of human flourishing to analyze human problems, perspectives from non-western cultures, social injustice and institutional structures, theoretical tools, and contemporary issues and global dimensions.

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Virgin Mary

Department of Religious Studies

Students entering the University of Dayton complete REL 103: Introduction to Religious and Theological Studies as a part of the Common Academic Program and the Humanities Commons. While this course is taught by many different instructors, all sections will cover topics that will address the course objectives: religious positions relating to the Catholic intellectual tradition,  the use of these religious conceptions to analyze human problems, perspectives from non-western religions, social injustice and institutional structures, theoretical tools, and contemporary issues and global dimensions.

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