Aspiring documentarian Cassandra Castillo sums up her double major in communication and humanities at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga like this. “Communication answers the question of how I become a journalist. And humanities answers the question of why I should become a journalist,” said Castillo, who is minoring in Spanish.
The humanities are an interdisciplinary field of study that explores the human experience through the lens of history, literature, philosophy, art, languages and other disciplines. The undergraduate humanities program at UTC is customizable, allowing students to choose almost any classes for their nine hours of electives.
“Violence and Sentiment in Human History: Trojans, Greeks, Stormtroopers, and Mafiosi” is the title of the 2013 UTC Lecture in the Humanities to be delivered by Kenneth R. Jones on Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m. in Grote Hall, Room 129. Admission is free and this event is open to the public.
Jewel Spears Brooker, Professor of Literature, Eckerd College, presents the 2012 UTC Lecture in the Humanities “The Discordant Self: Mind and Body in T.S. Eliot’s Poetry” on Tuesday, March 20, 7:30 p.m., Grote Hall, Room 131. Admission is free and the lecture is open to the public.