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Core Courses

The human studies bachelor's degree program centers on six core courses. These classes explore a range of perspectives on the relationships that affect human behavior.

Human Studies Perspectives – Provides an interdisciplinary foundation in literature and philosophy and examines relationships with the self, others, the environment and the transcendent

Relationship with Self – Examines views of "self" from a variety of perspectives to increase awareness and understanding of human development over the life course

Relationship with Others – Enhances awareness of social interaction and its influence on perception, attitudes, interactions and behavior

Relationship with the Environment – Examines how humans relate to the social, physical and natural environments

Relationship with the Transcendent – Explores dimensions of humans' spiritual relationships from psychological, developmental and religious perspectives

Humans Being: Developing a Perspective – Considers the facets of human nature and human existence through a collaborative process

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Jim Davis Presents at National Conference

Dr. Jim Davis, human sciences faculty, presented workshops on senior policy and advocacy at the Aging in America conference in San Diego in March 2014.


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April 27, 2014

Music in the Woods: Melegari String Quartet

Chamber music performed by Melegari String Quartet creates an elegant afternoon of music. The concert takes place in the beautiful Chapel of the Ho...


May 13, 2014

Marylhurst University Day at Mary's Woods

As part of our on-going partnership with Mary's Woods, join us for our monthly Marylhurst Day at Mary's Woods. Activities take place throughout the...


May 17, 2014

Undergraduate Information Session

Learn about bachelor's degree programs, financing your education, earning college credit for life learning, and your career options. Take a campus ...


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