Core Area C

Core Area C: Humanities, Fine Arts, and Ethics

Core Area C is satisfied by completion of 6 semester hours in courses that carry the HUM (Humanities) attribute. Fine Arts and some ethics related courses are included under Humanities at Georgia Tech. Courses that carry both the HUM and ETHS attribute can serve both purposes.


On March 9, 2016 the Board of Regents approved a revision to Board of Regents policies related to the Core Curriculum.

Effective immediately:

1.  Institutions will not be required to identify or track overlay requirements related to US Perspectives, Global Perspectives, and Critical Thinking.
2.  Students will not be required to complete the overlay requirements from this point forward.
3.  Students who are scheduled to graduate this semester and who have not completed the overlays may graduate without fulfilling this requirement.


  1. Any courses completed that were listed in prior catalogs as satisfying the humanities or ethics requirement and were completed while that catalog was in effect may also be used to satisfy this requirement.
  2. Humanities credit is awarded for Modern Languages 1001 classes upon successful completion of the corresponding 1002 classes. Humanities credit is awarded for SPAN 1101 only upon the successful completion of SPAN 1102. In some instances, students may complete a Modern Languages course at 1001 and then be placed at the second-semester level and complete the 2001 level course. Therefore, the sequence that will warrant HUM credit for Modern Languages courses may be either the 1001-1002 or the 1001-2001 sequence.
  3. Undergraduate Research courses numbered 2698, 2699, 4698, and 4699 cannot be used to fulfill requirements for humanities.
  4. Additional information on Music courses: Students can earn humanities credit for participation in ensembles.
  5. Humanities Credit for Ensemble Participation
    Students can earn Humanities credit for participation in one or more specified School of Music ensembles. Each ensemble course is repeatable for credit and the following ensembles carry the humanities attribute:
    MUSI 3121Concert Band1
    MUSI 3131Symphonic Band1
    MUSI 3231Chamber Choir1
    MUSI 3241Chorale1
    MUSI 3251Glee Club1
    MUSI 3261Women's Choir1
    MUSI 3311Jazz Ensemble1
    MUSI 3511Percussion Ensemble1
    MUSI 3531New Music Ensemble1
    MUSI 3551Rock and Pop Ensemble1
    MUSI 3611Symphony Orchestra1
  6. Transfer Students:

    Please be aware that when you see courses on your GT record that are listed with an "X" in the number (ECON 3XXX or JAPN 10X2, for example) it means that these are transfer courses and although they were not equated exactly with a GT course, they may have been accepted to meet a Core area such as Humanities and Social Science.

    If you review your records in DegreeWorks, you will be able to see how your transfer credit applies to your GT degree program. Refer to your academic advisor for more information.

Humanities Courses

ARBC 1002Elementary Arabic II4
ARBC 1501Understanding Arab Culture3
ARBC 2001Intermediate Arabic I3
ARBC 2002Intermediate Arabic II3
ARBC 2301Arabic Arts, Science and Technology Through History3
ARBC 3001Advanced Arabic I3
ARBC 3002Advanced Arabic II3
ARBC 3501Men-Women In Islam3
ARBC 3691Intensive Advanced Arabic3
ARBC 3692Arabic for Business and Technology I3
ARBC 3693Arabic for Business and Technology II3
ARCH 2111History of Architecture I3
ARCH 2112History of Architecture II3
ARCH 2115Modern Architecture and Art in Europe, America and Australia: Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries3
ARCH 4109Architecture and Minimalism3
ARCH 4110Public Space: Questions and Configurations3
ARCH 4113History of Renaissance and Mannerist Architecture3
ARCH 4114Medieval Architecture3
ARCH 4117Architecture and the Arts and Crafts Movement3
ARCH 4118American Academic Architecture3
ARCH 4119Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright3
ARCH 4120Atlanta Architecture3
ARCH 4124History of Architecture in the United States3
ARCH 4128Barcelona: Architecture, Urban Design, Public Space3
ARCH 4151History of Urban Form3
ARCH 4305Near and Far: Cross-Cultural Practices in Art, Architecture and Design3
CHIN 1002Elementary Chinese II4
CHIN 1012Accelerated Elementary Chinese II4
CHIN 2001Intermediate Chinese I3
CHIN 2002Intermediate Chinese II3
CHIN 2011Accelerated Intermediate Chinese I3
CHIN 2012Accelerated Intermediate Chinese II3
CHIN 3003Intermediate Chinese III3
CHIN 3004Advanced Chinese I3
CHIN 3021Chinese Society and Culture I3
CHIN 3022Chinese Society and Culture II3
CHIN 3691Chinese for Current Events3
CHIN 3692Business Chinese3
CHIN 4003Advanced Chinese II: Contemporary China3
CHIN 4004Advanced Chinese III: Contemporary China3
CHIN 4006Intercultural Communication: Sino-American Interactions3
CHIN 4021Advanced Language, Popular Music and Culture3
CHIN 4031Chinese-Language Cinema: Technological, Cultural, and Urban Transformation in China3
CHIN 4500Advanced Intercultural Seminar3
COA 2241History of Art I3
COA 2242History of Art II3
COA 3114Art and Architecture in Classical Greece3
COA 3115Art and Architecture in Italy I3
COA 3116Art and Architecture in Italy II3
CP 4040The City in Fiction and Film3
CS 4752Philosophical Issues in Computation3
FREN 1002Elementary French II3
FREN 2001Patterns of French Culture I3
FREN 2002Patterns of French Culture II3
FREN 2005LBAT French Culture and Language6
FREN 3000Survey of French Literature3
FREN 3001French Literature from 1800 to 18503
FREN 3002French Literature from 1850 to 19003
FREN 3004Drama Workshop I3
FREN 3011France Today I3
FREN 3012France Today II3
FREN 3014Introduction to Contemporary France3
FREN 3015Social Identities in Contemporary French Culture3
FREN 3017Paris: Modernity Today3
FREN 3030French Phonetics3
FREN 3040Reading and Translation3
FREN 3061France: Culture, Economy, Commerce I3
FREN 3062France: Culture, Economy and Commerce II3
FREN 3110Comics & Graphic Arts3
FREN 3121Advanced Composition3
FREN 3500Field Work Abroad1-3
FREN 3551French for the Professions I3
FREN 3552Fren for Professions II3
FREN 3555French for Engineers I3
FREN 3556French for Engineers II3
FREN 3691Business Communication and Correspondence in France3
FREN 3692French Business and Technology3
FREN 3693French Business and Technology II3
FREN 3694French Business and Technology Abroad3
FREN 4001French Stylistics3
FREN 4011French Art3
FREN 4013French Literature and the Visual Arts3
FREN 4061French Science and Technology I3
FREN 4062French Science and Technology II3
FREN 4101Literature of the Francophone World I3
FREN 4102Literature of the Francophone World II3
FREN 4103Francophone Africa Today3
FREN 4105Francophone Cinema3
FREN 4107The African Diasporas in France3
FREN 4200Introduction to French Philosophy3
FREN 4241French Cinema I: Cinematic Experiences3
FREN 4242French Cinema II: The French New Wave3
FREN 4300France and Globalization3
FREN 4500Advanced Intercultural Seminar3
GRMN 1002Elementary German II3
GRMN 2001Intermediate German I3
GRMN 2002Intermediate German II3
GRMN 3010Introduction to German Literature3
GRMN 3011Germany Today3
GRMN 3024Conversation and Composition3
GRMN 3026German Stylistics3
GRMN 3030Crossing Borders in Literature & Culture3
GRMN 3055German Fairy Tales: From the Grimm Brothers to Disney3
GRMN 3071Introductory Business German I3
GRMN 3110Television & Electronic Culture3
GRMN 3695German Business and Technology: Structure, Communication and Correspondence3
GRMN 3696German Business and Technology: Current Issues3
GRMN 3697German Business and Technology: Communication3
GRMN 4010Perspectives of German Media3
GRMN 4012Typical German Towards a German Identity3
GRMN 4023Selected Readings in German Literature3
GRMN 4024German Film and Literature3
GRMN 4025German Culture & Film3
GRMN 4026German Post-Wall Cinema3
GRMN 4061Advanced Business German I3
GRMN 4065The European Union: History, Institutions and Current Issues and Challenges3
GRMN 4120Literary Representations of German History3
GRMN 4126Advanced Stylistics: Grammar and Discourse3
GRMN 4500Advanced Intercultural Seminar3
GRMN 4693Industrial Transformation and German Society/Economy3
GRMN 4694200 Years of Technology and Industry in Germany: From the Industrial Revolution to Globalization3
ID 2202History of Modern Industrial Design3
ID 4206Culture of Objects: A Seminar on the Design and Culture of Objects3
INTA 4743Japanese Society and Politics3
JAPN 1002Elementary Japanese II4
JAPN 2001Intermediate Japanese I3
JAPN 2002Intermediate Japanese II3
JAPN 3001Advanced Japanese I3
JAPN 3061Technical Japanese I3
JAPN 3691Technical and Scientific Japanese5
JAPN 3692Business Japanese5
JAPN 3693Japan Today5
JAPN 4113Advanced reading and Listening in Japanese3
JAPN 4123Technical and Business Japanese Translation3
JAPN 4143Cultural Relativism: Language and Strategies3
JAPN 4163Introduction to Japanese Linguistics3
JAPN 4165Critical Readings in Japanese Culture and Arts3
JAPN 4173Japanese Culture and Society through Anime3
JAPN 4231Designing Websites in Japanese3
JAPN 4233CALI Pedagogy for Japanese3
JAPN 42353D RPG Development for Japanese Instruction3
JAPN 4500Advanced Intercultural Seminar3
JAPN 4543Advanced Japanese for NLP Development3
JAPN 4743Japanese Society and Politics3
JAPN 4750Japanese Discourse and Grammar3
JAPN 4780Japanese Applied Linguistics3
KOR 1002Elementary Korean II4
KOR 2001Intermediate Korean I3
KOR 2002Intermediate Korean II3
KOR 3001Advanced Korean I3
KOR 3002Advanced Korean II3
KOR 3691Business Korean3
KOR 3692Current Issues and Technology in Korea3
KOR 3693Exploring Modern Korea3
KOR 4001Contemporary Korean3
KOR 4002Selected Readings Of Modern Korean3
LING 2100Introduction to Linguistics3
LING 4780Japanese Applied Linguistics3
LMC 2000Introduction to Literature, Media, and Communication3
LMC 2050Seminar in Literature, Media, and Communication3
LMC 2100Introduction to Science, Technology and Culture3
LMC 2200Introduction to Gender Studies3
LMC 2300Introduction to Biomedicine and Culture3
LMC 2400Introduction to Media Studies3
LMC 2500Introduction to Film3
LMC 2600Introduction to Performance Studies3
LMC 3102Science, Technology, and the Classical Tradition3
LMC 3104The Age of Scientific Discovery3
LMC 3106The Age of Scientific Revolution3
LMC 3108Science, Technology, and Enlightenment3
LMC 3110Science, Technology, and Romanticism3
LMC 3112Evolution and the Industrial Age3
LMC 3114Science, Technology, and Modernism3
LMC 3116Science, Technology, and Postmodernism3
LMC 3118Science, Technology, and the American Empire3
LMC 3202Studies in Fiction3
LMC 3204Poetry and Poetics3
LMC 3206Communication and Culture3
LMC 3208African American Literature and Culture3
LMC 3210Ethnicity in American Culture3
LMC 3212Women, Literature, and Culture3
LMC 3214Science Fiction3
LMC 3215Science Fiction Film and Television3
LMC 3216Theatre I: Classic and Medieval3
LMC 3218Theatre II: Renaissance and Restoration3
LMC 3219Literature and Medicine3
LMC 3220Theatre III: Modern and Contemporary3
LMC 3222Regionalism-American Literature3
LMC 3225Gender Studies in the Disciplines3
LMC 3226Major Authors3
LMC 3228Shakespeare3
LMC 3234Creative Writing3
LMC 3244Critical Approaches to Modern and Contemporary British Poetry3
LMC 3248Poetry and Digital Culture3
LMC 3252Studies in Film and Television3
LMC 3253Animation3
LMC 3254Film History3
LMC 3255Cinema and Digital Culture3
LMC 3256Major Filmmakers3
LMC 3257Global Cinema3
LMC 3258Documentary Film3
LMC 3259Experimental Film3
LMC 3262Performance Studies3
LMC 3302Science, Technology, and Ideology3
LMC 3304Science, Technology, and Gender3
LMC 3306Science, Technology, and Race3
LMC 3308Environmentalism and Ecocriticism3
LMC 3310The Rhetoric of Scientific Inquiry3
LMC 3314Technologies of Representation3
LMC 3316Science, Technology, and Postcolonialism3
LMC 3318Biomedicine and Culture3
LMC 3352Film and/as Technology3
LMC 3362Science, Technology and Performance3
LMC 3502Ancient and Medieval Literature and Culture3
LMC 3504Renaissance Literature and Culture3
LMC 3506Enlightenment and Culture3
LMC 3508Formations of American Culture3
LMC 3510Rearticulations of American Culture3
LMC 3512British and Continental Romanticism3
LMC 3514Victorian Literature and Culture3
LMC 3516Literary and Cultural Modernism3
LMC 3518Literary and Cultural Postmodernism3
LMC 4204Poetry and Poetics II3
MUSI 2010Fundamentals of Musicianship I3
MUSI 2011Fundamentals of Musicianship II3
MUSI 2600Music Theory I2
MUSI 3121Concert Band1
MUSI 3131Symphonic Band1
MUSI 3231Chamber Choir1
MUSI 3241Chorale1
MUSI 3251Glee Club1
MUSI 3261Women's Choir1
MUSI 3311Jazz Ensemble1
MUSI 3450Survey of Music Technology3
MUSI 3500Introduction of Synthesized Computer Music2
MUSI 3511Percussion Ensemble1
MUSI 3531New Music Ensemble1
MUSI 3551Rock and Pop Ensemble1
MUSI 3600Music Theory II2
MUSI 3610Composers and Their Music: 1500-18002
MUSI 3611Symphony Orchestra1
MUSI 3620Composers and Their Music: 1800 to Present2
MUSI 3630The History of Jazz, the Roots and Evolution of an American Musical Art Form3
MUSI 4450Integrating Music Into Multimedia3
MUSI 4455Streaming Media3
PERS 1002Elementary Persian II4
PHIL 2010Introduction to Philosophical Analysis3
PHIL 2025Philosophical Analysis of Policy Choices3
PHIL 3050Political Philosophy3
PHIL 3102Ancient Philosophy3
PHIL 3103Modern Philosophy3
PHIL 3105Ethical Theories3
PHIL 3109Engineering Ethics3
PHIL 3113Logic and Critical Thinking3
PHIL 3115Philosophy of Science3
PHIL 3127Science, Technology, and Human Values3
PHIL 3135Philosophy of Technology3
PHIL 4110Theories of Knowledge3
PHIL 4174Perspectives in Science and Technology3
PHIL 4176Environmental Ethics3
PHIL 4752Philosophical Issues in Computation3
RUSS 1002Elementary Russian II3
RUSS 1250Vampires and Memory of Stalinism in Post-Soviet Russia3
RUSS 1692Intensive Elementary Russian II3
RUSS 2001History and Culture of Russia I3
RUSS 2002History and Culture of Russia II3
RUSS 2691Intensive Intermediate Russian I3
RUSS 2692Intensive Intermediate Russian II3
RUSS 3001Advanced Russian I3
RUSS 3002Advanced Russian II3
RUSS 3222The Russian Twentieth Century in Literature and Film3
RUSS 3691Intensive Advanced Russian3
RUSS 3692Advanced Reading and Composition for Business, Science and Technology3
RUSS 3698Russia Yesterday and Today1
SPAN 1002Elementary Spanish II3
SPAN 1102Patterns of Spanish II3
SPAN 2001Intermediate Spanish I3
SPAN 2002Intermediate Spanish II3
SPAN 2690Intermed Span Abroad3
SPAN 3050Introduction to Reading Hispanic Literature3
SPAN 3061Spanish for Business I: Fundamentals3
SPAN 3062Spanish for Business II: Applications3
SPAN 3064Medical Spanish3
SPAN 3101Spanish Conversation I3
SPAN 3102Spanish Conversation II3
SPAN 3111Composition: Analysis and Development I3
SPAN 3112Composition: Analysis and Development II3
SPAN 3122Cultural History of Spain II: Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Spain3
SPAN 3170Spanish Phonetics and Phonology3
SPAN 3211Spain Today3
SPAN 3235Latin America Today3
SPAN 3241The Individual and the Family in Hispanic Literature3
SPAN 3242Society in Hispanic Literature3
SPAN 3254Hispanic Film3
SPAN 3260Identity in Hispanic American Literature3
SPAN 3500Science Fiction in Latin America3
SPAN 3691Business Communication and Correspondence in the Hispanic5
SPAN 3692Business and Culture in the Hispanic World5
SPAN 3693Hispanic Science and Technology3
SPAN 3694Business and Culture in the Hispanic World: Seminar Abroad3
SPAN 3697Spanish for Health Care Professionals3
SPAN 3698Health Care Industry in Spain3
SPAN 4061Spanish for Science and Technology I: Fundamentals3
SPAN 4062Spanish for Science and Technology II: Applications3
SPAN 4065Spanish Linguistics3
SPAN 4070Introduction to Spanish/English Translation3
SPAN 4071Translation and Interpreting3
SPAN 4101Advanced Communication Workshop3
SPAN 4150Learning in the Hispanic Community3
SPAN 4160U.S. Spanish: Language and Cultures3
SPAN 4165Bilingualism in the Spanish Speaking World3
SPAN 4170Spanish Applied Linguistics3
SPAN 4220Nation and Narration in Latin America3
SPAN 4235Food Culture and Society in the Hispanic World3
SPAN 4236Media, Markets and Advertising in the Hispanic World3
SPAN 4242Latin American Art: Visions and Voices3
SPAN 4251Hispanic Community Internship3
SPAN 4255Hispanic Drama Workshop3
SPAN 4350Ibero-American Cities3
SPAN 4400Immigration Through Film3
SPAN 4500Advanced Intercultural Seminar3

Courses that fulfill both Humanities and Ethics Requirements

LMC 3219Literature and Medicine3
LMC 3318Biomedicine and Culture3
PHIL 3105Ethical Theories3
PHIL 3109Engineering Ethics3
PHIL 3127Science, Technology, and Human Values3
PHIL 4176Environmental Ethics3