The applied and public humanities minor is great for students who want to study the humanities in a way that is interdisciplinary, engages the community, and is career-focused.
No matter your field, if you enjoy reading and writing, this minor will help you improve your critical thinking and writing skills. The APH minor features a broad curriculum that connects community concerns with life after college. Explore human values and cultures — with an added focus on your career and public engagement.
The APH minor pairs well with any major, especially the sciences, health sciences, business, social sciences, and sustainability studies. But even humanities majors will find that an APH minor offers a broader context and a professional grounding for your degree.
As a Lynchburg applied and public humanities student, you’ll:
- Complete a broad, introductory course about the humanities.
- Work on three different areas of competency (digital, career, and intercultural).
- Develop a portfolio of blogs, podcasts, and other multimedia elements.
- Finish your minor by working on a final, community-based project.
Robin Bates, PhD
Professor of English
John M. Turner Chair in the Humanities