Humanistic Studies

Building on MICA's outstanding curriculum in the humanities, this integrated major fully combines in-depth coursework in academics with studio practice. The program prepares artists to be public intellectuals who contribute to our cultural life as creators and thinkers--redefining our ideas of what it means to be human in relation to ourselves, others, and the world.

Students take 15 credits (five courses) in art history, including two required courses in their freshman and sophomore year and three electives of their own choosing. An additional 27 credits of core courses in language, literature, and culture are required, and students can tailor their program these courses to meet their particular needs and interests.

MICA also offers a minors program with five fields of study: literary studies, creative writing, gender studies, culture and politics, and critical theory.

Faculty member leads discovery of first gamma-ray binary outside of solar system

An international team of researchers led by Dr. Robin Corbet, part-time faculty member in MICA's Humanistic Studies Department and astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, has discovered the first gamma-ray binary in a galaxy other than our own using data from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope and other facilities. The team's findings, "A Luminous Gamma-ray Binary In the Large Magellanic Cloud," was recently published in the Astrophysical Journal and is available online.

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