DRAKE UNIVERSITY


TRANSFER PATHWAYS GUIDE: HUMANITIES MAJORS
Drake offers several BA degrees in the Humanities: Art History; English; History; Philosophy; Religion; Rhetoric, Media and Social Change; Spanish; and Writing. All of these programs are housed in the College of Arts & Sciences. View Drake's catalog for more details on each of these programs.


Students are not required to take any or all of these courses in order to transfer to Drake but may use this as a guide to take applicable coursework for these degree programs.


Art History
Unlike many comparable programs, the study of art history at Drake is fully integrated within the studio and design areas of the department. The Art History major combines studio experience with an introduction to the practices, theories, and debates of the discipline. Students therefore gain experience in making images as well as in interpreting them.
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ART 133 DRAWING LAB (3)
ART 015 OBSERVATIONAL DRAWING (3.000)
09/23/2019 
ART 143 PAINTING (3)
ART 063 PUSHING PAINT (3.000)
09/23/2019 
ART 203 ART HISTORY I (3)
ART 075 THEMES IN ART HISTORY (0.000 OR 4.000)
08/20/2019 
English and Writing
Drake offers two separate but related majors in English and Writing. Students may not double major in both English and Writing. Transfer students majoring in English or Writing must take at least 6 courses in English at Drake, including both ENG 038 and ENG 039.


As part of the major core, students must complete one course each from these Drake numbered bands: ENG 040-059, ENG 060-079, and ENG 080-099. Students may count one additional lower-division elective (numbered 0-- or 020-099) toward the major.

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ENG 108 COMP II: TECHNICAL WRITING (3)
ENG 094 BUSINESS & ADMIN WRITING (3.000)
08/28/2006 
ENG 225 CREATIVE WRITING: POETRY (3)
ENG 091 READING/WRITING POETRY (3.000)
08/28/2006 
ENG 230 CREATIVE WRITING: FICTION (3)
ENG 092 READING/WRITING SHORT STORY (3.000)
08/28/2006 
ENG 235 PLAYWRITING AND SCREENWRITING (3)
ENG 090 READING/WRITING DRAMA (3.000)
08/28/2006 
LIT 110 AMER LITERATURE TO MID 1800S (3)
ENG 040 TOPICS IN LITERARY HISTORY (3.000)
08/31/2015 
LIT 111 AMER LITERATURE SINCE MID 1800 (3)
ENG 060 TOPICS IN CULTURE & IDENTITY (3.000)
08/31/2015 
LIT 130 AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE (3)
ENG 065 INTRO AFRICAN AMERICAN LIT (3.000)
08/26/2013 
LIT 142 MAJOR BRITISH WRITERS (3)
ENG 0-- ENG LOWER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
08/28/2006 
LIT 150 WORLD LITERATURE I (3)
ENG 020 LITERATURE & CULTURE (3.000)
08/25/2014 
LIT 151 WORLD LITERATURE II (3)
ENG 020 LITERATURE & CULTURE (3.000)
08/25/2014 
LIT 166 SCIENCE FICTION (3)
ENG 0-- ENG LOWER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
08/28/2006 
LIT 180 MYTHOLOGY (3)
ENG 0-- ENG LOWER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
05/16/2011 
LIT 185 CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE (3)
ENG 0-- ENG LOWER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
08/28/2006 
LIT 188 DETECTIVE FICTION (3)
ENG 0-- ENG LOWER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
08/28/2006 
LIT 190 WOMEN WRITERS (3)
ENG 0-- ENG LOWER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
08/31/2015 
LIT 193 HUMOR IN LITERATURE (3)
ENG 0-- ENG LOWER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
08/28/2006 
LIT 209 LITERATURE FILM ADAPTATION (3)
ENG 030 GENRES (0.000 TO 3.000)
08/31/2015 
LIT 210 THE GRAPHIC NOVEL (3)
ENG 030 GENRES (0.000 TO 3.000)
08/31/2015 
History
The BA in History requires 39 credit hours. Students can obtain these credits by taking all history courses or by doing the 27+12 option (27 History credits and 12 credits in a related area). See more information on the Drake catalog . Students must take HIST 001 and 002 at Drake. At least 15 hours must be completed at Drake. Because all of DMACC's history coursework transfers as lower-division, a maximum of 15 history transfer credits from DMACC may apply to the major.
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HIS 112 WEST CIV: ANCIENT TO EARLY MOD (4)
HIST 0-- HIST LOWER DIVISION (0.500 TO 10.000)
08/22/2011 
HIS 113 WEST CIV: EARLY MODERN TO PRES (4)
HIST 0-- HIST LOWER DIVISION (0.500 TO 10.000)
01/20/2009 
HIS 150 U.S. HISTORY TO 1877 (4)
HIST 0-- HIST LOWER DIVISION (0.500 TO 10.000)
HIST 075 US HIST TO 1877 (3.000)
08/22/2011 
HIS 153 U.S. HISTORY SINCE 1877 (4)
HIST 0-- HIST LOWER DIVISION (0.500 TO 10.000)
HIST 076 US HIST SINCE 1877 (3.000)
08/22/2011 
HIS 201 IOWA HISTORY (3)
HIST 0-- HIST LOWER DIVISION (0.500 TO 10.000)
08/22/2011 
HIS 211 MODERN ASIAN HISTORY (3)
HIST 022 EAST ASIAN SINCE 1600 (3.000)
08/29/2016 
HIS 216 HISTORY OF MODERN RUSSIA (4)
HIST 0-- HIST LOWER DIVISION (0.500 TO 10.000)
08/22/2011 
HIS 249 STUDY ABROAD: BRIT LIFE & CULTURE (3)
HIST 0-- HIST LOWER DIVISION (0.500 TO 10.000)
08/27/2012 
HIS 257 AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY (3)
HIST 0-- HIST LOWER DIVISION (0.500 TO 10.000)
08/26/2013 
HIS 266 THE CIVIL WAR (3)
HIST 0-- HIST LOWER DIVISION (0.500 TO 10.000)
08/22/2011 
HIS 280 FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH (3)
HIST 0-- HIST LOWER DIVISION (0.500 TO 10.000)
08/27/2012 
Philosophy
The philosophy major is designed to permit broad interdepartmental studies and interdisciplinary syntheses. It provides a desirable background for graduate study and work in human relations, law, literature, the social sciences, religious studies, and theology. The courses listed below fulfill requirements in the major.
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PHI 101 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY (3)
PHIL 021 INTRO TO PHILOSOPHY (3.000)
01/20/2009 
PHI 105 INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS (3)
PHIL 090 ETHICS (0.000 TO 3.000)
08/31/2015 
Religion
The religion major is designed to permit broad interdepartmental studies and interdisciplinary syntheses. It provides a desirable background for professional ministerial training or for graduate school in religious studies or any of its disciplinary perspectives (history, anthropology, theology, philosophy, etc.).


REL 140/108 Religion in the United States fulfills a major requirement. The other courses listed below fulfill electives in the major.

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REL 101 SURVEY OF WORLD RELIGIONS (3)
REL 003 INTRO TO WORLD RELIGIONS (3.000)
01/26/2015 
REL 130 INTRO RELIGIONS OF THE EAST (3)
REL 0 REL LOWER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
09/21/2020 
REL 140 RELIGION IN THE UNITED STATES (3)
REL 108 20TH C AMER RELIG (3.000)
08/16/2019 
REL 150 INTRODUCTION TO THE BIBLE (3)
REL 0 REL LOWER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
08/29/2016 
Rhetoric, Media and Social Change
The Rhetoric, Media and Social Change (RMSC) major prepares students for careers in law and public administration, medicine and public health, activism, social work, advertising and marketing, politics and public policy, business, banking, and consulting, among others. The various courses in the RMSC program examine social groups and processes in a wide diversity of contexts, with an emphasis on language, communicative practices, and social justice.


SPC 122/SCSR 024 is a required course in the major. SPC 101/SCSR 073 fulfills an elective category within the major.

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SPC 101 FUND OF ORAL COMMUNICATION (3)
SCSR 073 PUBLIC SPEAKING (3.000)
01/25/2016 
SPC 122 INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (3)
SCSR 024 RHETORIC & SOCIAL CHANGE (3.000)
09/30/2019 
Spanish
Spanish coursework for the major begins at Intermediate 2. Transfer students will take a language placement test to ensure appropriate placement in coursework. Preparatory coursework at DMACC (FLS) is recommended.
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FLS 242 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II (4)
SPAN 0 SPAN LOWER LEVEL TRANSFER CR (1.000 TO 10.000)
10/22/2018 
Drake's Transfer Policies
Work with a Drake University Admission Counselor to find out exactly how your credits will transfer, keeping the following in mind:

  • Students can transfer a maximum of 66 credit hours from DMACC or other community colleges. A Drake bachelor's degree requires a minimum of 124 credits.
  • A grade of C- or higher is required for all transfer coursework.
  • A minimum of 40 upper level (100-199) credits is required for Drake bachelor's degrees.
  • The last 30 credit hours must be completed at Drake University.
  • Admitted students with an A.A. or A.S. degree from an Iowa community college who have at least 60 semester credits acceptable for transfer and a minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average will enter Drake University having fulfilled the Areas of Inquiry requirements.
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