The School of Arts, Humanities and Culture promotes the exploration and expression of culture and the arts, preparing students to grasp the history of human endeavors and tackle the creative and intellectual challenges of a global community.
Whether you’re interested in drawing, painting, photography, film, or design, Hiram’s new Art & Design major will help you explore your passion while challenging you to become a well-rounded creative thinker and visual problem solver. Through a flexible curriculum, intimate class sizes, and close collaboration with their peers and faculty members, students are able to combine creativity with practical skills.
Asian Studies contributes to developing a fuller and more accurate account of world cultures, societies, religious traditions, and national and ethnic identity formation. It also examines the particular ways Asian political, historical, and cultural developments help to articulate their local interests and our interrelated global citizenry. This minor is an excellent springboard from which to launch a meaningful vocation in fields where in-depth knowledge of the socio-historical and cultural contexts of Asian ideas and institutions are essential.
Classical and Medieval Studies is a multidisciplinary minor deeply rooted in the liberal arts tradition. Although based in cultural history, this minor uniquely combines Art History, Latin, English, History, Philosophy, and Political Science into a program predicated upon a comprehensive understanding of Classical civilization as the foundation of Western intellectual culture.
Live out your personal passion for creativity in the rigorous Creative Writing major. It’s one of the few in Ohio to highlight creative nonfiction in addition to fiction, poetry, and screenwriting. Our workshops include graduate-level work, preparing you to enter a Master of Fine Arts program or the workforce.
Reading and writing are at the heart of understanding human culture. Learn to authentically connect with others in your communities and around the world by studying American, British, and world literature, from classics to popular culture.
Students pursuing a minor in ethics focus on ethical theory and moral issues to develop their critical thinking and reflection skills. Most importantly, they learn to apply these skills to their major area of study and to service opportunities beyond the classroom. The ethics minor is designed to enhance each student’s education by enriching their awareness of ethical issues and by connecting their awareness to opportunities for action.
The French minor is perfect for those with a love for French language and culture. It is also helpful for those who are serious about business or world affairs. In today’s increasingly competitive market, international communication is a clear necessity. French is not only the second most widely learned foreign language after English, it is also the sixth most widely spoken language in the world, spoken by more than 300 million people in over 650 countries
Gender studies is a multidisciplinary minor that examines the evolving role of gender in society. It considers both the biological and cultural origins of sex and gender differences and how those differences have structured a multitude of social and political institutions. The minor that can compliment a variety of majors.
The study of history is critical for our understanding of the human experience. Through the study of history, we develop an understanding of who we are, where we came from, how and why our society has changed over time and how humans have interacted with each other and with the natural world. Hiram’s history major prepares students for active citizenship and for informed, thoughtful decision-making throughout their lives.
In our multicultural world, looking at global issues, dynamics, societies, and cultures from an interdisciplinary academic perspective is vital. Hiram’s international studies program gives students an in-depth understanding of our global society, allowing them to devise solutions to urgent challenges through advocacy, diplomacy, defense, and development work. Students majoring or minoring in international studies examine contemporary global issues and also have an opportunity to focus their study on particular regions or topics of international interest.
Looking to lead an exciting and productive career in the theater or music, or cannot imagine a life without them? Hiram’s new Performing Arts major will challenge you to think creatively and collaboratively as you individualize your studies to fit your specific interests and career goals. Through rigorous study and performance-based endeavors, Hiram’s Performing Arts program cultivates future artists and arts leaders by deeply engaging students in the expressive fields of the dramatic arts, music and dance.
Whether you wish to engage in opera and theatre productions, ensembles, or composing; focus your attention on set designs, teaching or digital production; or are more interested in how the performing arts are produced, whatever your goal, Hiram will help you develop the skills and knowledge so you can thrive in the performing arts world.
Philosophy is an engaging, challenging minor that has rigorous standards of writing and argumentation. It raises the most fundamental and enduring questions about ourselves, our obligations, and our world.
At Hiram College, the study and practice of a craft is paired with an interdisciplinary liberal arts education, providing arts students a variety of career and graduate school options. The photography minor complements many major areas of study and gives students a creative outlet for their passions.
The field of law is important and exciting. And while Hiram College does not offer an actual pre-law degree, it does provide students with the guidance and coursework necessary to help them gain acceptance to law school after graduating from Hiram. Students choose a variety of majors, such as political science, history and business, to support their path to law school.
As the United States continues to evolve, the study of Spanish becomes more and more important. Language study helps students to open the way to understanding and communication with various peoples, cultures, civilizations and literature. It involves performance skills in the foreign language (speaking, reading, writing and understanding) and command of the subject matter (literature, history, language).
Hiram College’s liberal arts curriculum values the importance of communicating ones thoughts and ideas through writing. The minor in writing offers non-English majors the opportunity to focus on writing in a way that can augment their Hiram experience. Students can combine the minor with a wide range of other disciplines, including philosophy, math, environmental studies, biomedical humanities, psychology, communication, history and biology.
The Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature views reading and writing as foundations of the liberal arts tradition, of lifelong learning, and of culture in all its forms.