Welcome to the Humanities page of the Educational Opportunity Program at Marquette University. While saluting specializations, we recognize the dangers inherent in a too narrow education. As Oliver Wendell Homes once said, “To be master of any branch of knowledge, you must master those which lie next to it; and thus to know anything you must know all.” Without dwelling too much on the impossibility of knowing it all, we welcome the invitation to broaden our minds. In a world that is daily becoming more interconnected, education in the humanities not only helps produce students schooled in critical thinking, cultural literacy, moral discernment, and writing skills, but also generates well-rounded individuals better fitted to meet the needs of modern society.


Introduction to Inquiry

The Introduction to Inquiry course prepares students for Marquette’s core of common studies and Philosophy 1000, Logic. In this class (using texts, videos, music, and participation), students refine the higher order thinking skills needed for success in college: analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. The goal of the course is to provide the student with an understanding of correct reasoning as it is employed in ordinary discourse. This course is intended for students in the College of Arts & Sciences or Communication who want to improve the set of academic skills necessary for success at Marquette.


Humanities Support

In conjunction with the Introduction to Inquiry class, the Humanities Specialist provides help to students in the following courses:

Theology: THEO 101 (Intro to Theology), THEO 2000 Hebrew Scriptures: Old Testament, THEO 2200 (The Bible through the Ages), THEO 2300 (Quest for God, Paths of Revelation), THEO 4200/5320 (Theology in the Early Church), THEO 2400 (Christian Faith in Cultural Context), THEO 2000-2210, 2410, 9305, THEO 4000-4997.

Philosophy: PHIL 1000 (Logic), Phil 1001 (Philosophy of Human Nature), PHIL 2310 (Theory of Ethics), PHIL 3780 (Africana Philosophy), PHIL 6640 (St. Thomas Aquinas).

History: HIST 1001 (Growth of West Civ. 1), HIST 1002 (Growth of Western Civ. 11), HIST 3106 (Gilded Age to the Progressive Era, 1876-1920), HIST 4212/5212 (The Crusades), HIST 6525 (Studies in European History: Medieval Monasticism), HIST 6250 (Europe: 1919 ­­– Present: Europe in the 20th Century), HIST 1401 (Africa).

Sociology: SOCI 1001 (Principles of Sociology), SOWJ 1001 (Social Welfare & Justice).

Criminology: CRLS 1001 (Intro to Criminology)

English: ENG 1001 (Rhetoric & Composition 1), COMM 1100 (Contemporary Presentation)





Educational Opportunity Program

EOP is an academic program that motivates and enables low-income and first generation students, whose parents do not have a baccalaureate degree, to enter and succeed in higher education. See all the programs that Educational Opportunity Programs include.