The Division of Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies is the home of the arts at Thomas University. The faculty consists of a group of talented and diverse members whose strengths in their respective disciplines allow them to serve both Thomas University as well as the community of Thomasville and the surrounding areas. Our faculty are not only active in the teaching of their discipline, but also engage in the applied practice of their discipline.
Community outreach is exemplified by Arts for the Community (ACTU), whose mission is to combine the gifts and energies of Thomas University personnel and students with those of community members to provide excellent arts events for the community. ACTU events include:
- Sundays at Four, a monthly concert series;
- Fridays a Noon, a bimonthly lunch concert featuring regional and national performing artists;
- the Thomasville Singers, a community chorus;
- the TU Book Club, with monthly meetings held on our campus or in the community;
- Art exhibitions;
- the Creative Writing Club and its annual publication NIGHT HAWK REVIEW, showcasing art, photography, poetry, fiction and essays from the Thomas University community and beyond; and
- annual Theatre productions.
Students from all majors can participate in fine arts activities. In addition to those listed above, TU offers students the opportunity to participate in:
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Students pursing the Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities have the opportunity to concentrate their studies in Art, English, Music or Film while also gaining experience in the other disciplines.
The degree requires 12 hours of Foreign Language/Language Alternative courses, with release for one elective option per year of high school foreign language credit. All majors must take lower-division Humanities courses and the Senior Thesis.
Open electives in the upper division of 18 hours can be selected to achieve a minor in various disciplines or to continue advanced study in the concentration area. Concentrations require 27 credits in Art, English, Film or Music. CIP Code 24.0103
The IDS degree requires an Interdisciplinary Core of 21 credit hours, in addition to a focus of study that must include at least five courses and 15 credit hours with same prefix, or an approved minor, and the Senior Thesis.
Open electives of 21 hours can be selected to achieve a minor in various disciplines or to continue advanced study in the focus of study area. The IDS degree provides students an opportunity to pursue a wide range of intellectual interests through largely self-determined areas of study.
Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies are required to take a foreign language. Foreign language is not required for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. CIP Code 30.000
Students take a wide range of courses in many different fields. Upper division courses include history, political science, psychology, sociology, statistics, archaeology and cultural anthropology. The program is designed for those seeking a broad background in the social and behavioral sciences.
Students have the opportunity to create solutions to social, business, personal, governmental and environmental problems and learn to utilize Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping.
The Social Sciences degree requires an Interdisciplinary Core of 12 credit hours, in addition to a concentration of 21 credit hours in History, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Rehabilitation Studies or Social Work (typically with same prefix or focus of study), two courses in quantitative and qualitative statistics and the Senior Thesis. Open electives of 18 hours can be selected to achieve a minor in various disciplines or to continue advanced study in the concentration area. CIP Code 45.0101