The certificate in philosophy, rhetoric and literature is an interdisciplinary humanities program that integrates continental philosophy and religion, critical theory, rhetoric, literary criticism, aesthetics and communication.
The certificate in philosophy, rhetoric and literature is an interdisciplinary humanities program that integrates continental philosophy, literature, art, communication and social critique.
Students explore existential crises and the production of cultural values. Students in the program examine the anxieties and expectations surrounding cultural identity, including the expectation to adhere to sexual, racial, ethnic, social and religious norms. Special attention is given to the roles that art, literature, thought, cultural interaction and communication play in repairing fractured histories and in the creation of better social worlds.
This program prepares students for advanced study in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and the arts, as well as lifelong learning in a variety of fields.
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:
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The certificate in philosophy, rhetoric and literature is open to all ASU undergraduate majors. Students wishing to pursue this certificate should consult an academic advisor in the School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies to ensure the appropriate set of courses is taken and the required paperwork is submitted.
A student pursuing an undergraduate certificate must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at ASU. Undergraduate certificates are not awarded prior to the award of an undergraduate degree. A student already holding an undergraduate degree may pursue an undergraduate certificate as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.