The humanities major is designed for the student with some specific interest which cuts across departmental lines. Under the direction of a committee of three faculty members from different departments, the student selects eight upper-level humanities courses and completes an integrative independent study. Some examples might be:
- American studies (drawing on history, English and religion)
- The idea of genius (drawing on history, English and philosophy)
- Drama (drawing on fine arts, English and French)
It is important to note that this major is built around a specific focus chosen by the student. It is not in tended for students with a broad interest in the humanities, but no specific interests.
Wofford has a strong performing arts group which involves the college community in the fine arts as participants and as knowledgeable observers. The foreign language department has a computer-assisted laboratory, as well as its own satellite earth station. The English department produces the Wofford Writers Series, which brings four or five outstanding Southern writers and poets (James Dickey, Bobbie Ann Mason and Peter Taylor) to the campus each year.