Division of Humanities

Overview

From music and drama to philosophy, religion and many more offerings, the Humanities Division opens new worlds. Whether you major in English, music or theatre, you’ll graduate with creative, critical and collaboration skills—essential for careers in education, music production or performance, business, and much more.

Majors & Minors

Majors

  • Develop strong critical thinking and communication skills as you study across multiple literary genres. You’ll also apply a theoretical lens to look at the global, social, cultural and historical context in which major authors wrote.

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  • Prepare for a career in theatre arts with a major that encourages discovery, creativity and scholarship. You’ll study acting, directing, design, theatre history and dramatic literature, and you’ll get hands-on involvement in college theatre productions.

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  • This dynamic program supports three different majors—music, instrumental music education and choral music education—with small classes and hands-on learning opportunities that reflect Miles’s unique philosophical, ethical and spiritual goals.

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Minors

  • English Minor
  • Music Minor
  • Theatre Minor

Opportunities

Clubs & Organizations

Sigma Tau Delta, Alpha Lambda Mu Chapter

This English Honor Society is open to all English majors or minors with a sophomore rank and at least a “B” grade average. The group meets monthly to pursue projects related to literature and language arts.

MENC Collegiate Music Society

Through this chapter of the Music Educators National Conference, you’ll attend state and national conventions to access professional development, connect with practitioners in the field and learn about the latest advancements and innovations in music education.

MISA Collaborative

This collaboration between Miles College and Samford University School of the Arts supports students to interact with artists from across genres, produce and present theatrical productions, participate in workshops and present works that help tell the story of diversity in our community.

National Association for the Preservation of African American Music

Through advocacy, education and performance, NASPAAM provides leadership and motivation for educators, musicians and others interested in fostering the inclusion of African and African American music in education and society.

National Association for Music Educators

The mission of NAFME is to advance music education by encouraging the study and making of music by all.