The Philosophy and Theory Track in the Master of Humanities Program offers students an interdisciplinary approach to studying philosophy, critical theory, and related theories of criticism and analysis in various Humanities disciplines. Students who pursue this concentration may focus their coursework variously in philosophy, social theory, literary theory and criticism, cultural criticism, intellectual history, and political theory. In this track, students develop analytic skills that allow them to integrate knowledge and modes of thinking that reflect the demands of critical inquiry.

Target Audience
By combining philosophical theory and critical thinking in one interdisciplinary track, students will be prepared to pursue advanced academic or professional degrees, secondary and higher education teaching, careers in art and literature, criticism, law, media and other careers with demand for critical thinking.

Suggested Advisors:
English: Dr. Gillian Silverman
English: Dr. Michelle Comstock
MH:  Dr. Margaret Woodhull
MSS: Dr. Omar Swartz
Philosophy: Dr. Robert Metcalf
WGST: Dr. Lorna Hutchison

Master of Humanities Core Requirements
HUMN 5025 Foundations and Theories in Interdisciplinary Humanities (every fall)
HUMN 5013 Methods and Practices of Graduate Interdisciplinary Humanities (every spring)
HUMN 5924 Directed Research and Readings in Interdisciplinary Humanities (every spring)

Philosophy and Theory Track Requirements
In addition to the program’s core required courses, the following are required:
One 3-credit Philosophy or theory course approved by program director (see below),
A minimum of 15-credit hours of Philosophy- or Theory-related elective courses, and
A final project (3-credit hours) or thesis (6-credit hours) on Philosophy- or Theory-related topic.

Suggested Elective Courses for the Track
Below is a list of pre-approved courses for the track. Be aware that it is not comprehensive and that departments change their offerings regularly. Always check with the department to see when a given course might be scheduled. Also check with your MHMSS Program advisor to discuss additional course oppurtunities.

ANTH 6103 Current Theory in Ethnography
ENGL 5420 Film Theory and Criticism
HUMN 5013 Methods and Practices of Gradute Interdisciplinary Humanities
HUMN 5020 Foundations and Theories in Interdisciplinary Social Science
PHIL 5550 Paris 1910: Art, Philosophy, and Psychology
HUMN 5720 Sexuality, Gender and Visual Representations
PHIL 4755 Philosophical Psychology
HUMN 5984 Topics Interdisciplinary Humanitites
PHIL 5101 Pragmatism: Classical American Philosophy
PHIL 5220 Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art
PHIL 5242 Bioethics
PHIL 5250 Environmental Ethics
PHIL 5260 Philosophy of Law
PHIL 5300 Philosophy of Mind
PHIL 5600 Philosophy of Religion
PHIL 5730 Philosophy and Literature
PHIL 5750 Introduction to Phenomenology
PHIL 5780 Heidegger
PHIL 5790 Nietzsche
PHIL 5795 Marx & Marxism
PHIL 5800 Plato
PHIL 5810 Aristotle
PHIL 5833 Existentialism
PHIL 5900 John Dewey
PHIL 5920 Philosophy of Media and Technology
PSCI 5206 Social Movements, Democracy, and Global Politics
PSCI 5457 American Political Thought
RLST 5060 Philosophy of Religion
SOCY 5016 Social Theory
WGST 5306 Survey of Feminist Thought
WGST 6010 Methods and Theories of Feminism and Gender Studies

For more information about this or any track within the Master of Humanities or Social Science degrees, contact:
Margaret Woodhull, MH Director: margaret.woodhull@ucdenver.edu or
Omar Swartz, MSS Director: omar.swartz@ucdenver.edu
E-mail: masterhs@ucdenver.edu
Website: https://clas.ucdenver.edu/mhmss
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Phone: 303-315-3565