Theoretical Humanities

College of Arts and Sciences

Program Description

The micro-credential in Theoretical Humanities introduces graduate students (MA and PhD) as well as advanced undergraduate students (who intend to pursue graduate education) to the interdisciplinary theoretical methods of interpreting culture and literature. Through this program, you will gain familiarity with advanced methods of interpretation in different humanistic disciplines: literary and cultural studies, philosophy, art theory, and film. This program consists of three graduate courses: Introduction to Theory, plus two courses that you select from the regular graduate offerings in comparative literatures.

Program Contact

Krzysztof Ziarek    
638 Clemens Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Phone: 716-645-0858


  • Graduate

Who is Eligible

  • Both UB and Non-UB students

Credit or Non-Credit

  • For Credit

Instruction Method

  • In Person (no courses offered online)

Average Time to Completion

  • Two Semesters

Skills Obtained*

  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Equity and Inclusion