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B.A. in Humanities Portfolio

The portfolio course for the BA in Humanities at UHD is a non-credit course that students are required to complete prior to graduation. Not to worry: there are no new books to read, and no new assignments to prepare. The purpose of the class is to help us in identifying strengths and weaknesses in our current programs, and in planning our curricula and future degree requirements.

There are four things you need to complete HUM 4098, and you will upload all four via your UHD Canvas account:

  1. an electronic copy of a research paper from a senior level Humanities course showcasing your research skills
  2. an electronic copy of one other substantial (i.e., at least 10 pages) writing assignment from one of your upper-level courses;
  3. a one-page cover letter to review committee wherein you briefly summarize the papers that you are submitting and state why you believe your they represent your best work
  4. a completed humanities exit survey.

Uploading Papers

To upload your papers, simply log on to your Canvas account and access your HUM 4098 course. Under the Assignments Tab you will see a prompt to upload Writing sample 1.  Next, go to the folder labeled Writing sample 2, and upload another term paper of your choice.  Finally, upload your cover letter.  You're finished with the writing samples.  You can upload your papers in .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .odt format.

Exit Survey 

Next, you have to complete your exit survey in the humanities. Although there is no passing or failing score, it is required of all graduating students enrolled in the Humanities portfolio course. It should take you about 45 minutes to complete. A link will be provided under the Assignments tab within Canvas.