By Kat Palczewski | August 2013

An Ideal Major

Minori Wisti, double majoring in Interdisciplinary Humanities and Studio Art, jokes that she chose "the major for people who can't pick a major." With too many interests to choose a specific major, Minori began by taking any classes that interested her. After meeting with College of Arts & Letters advisor Sue Webster, she found that Interdisciplinary Humanities was a perfect fit.

Variety of Perspectives

"What I like about my major is the variety of perspectives. Taking classes from three different areas of study challenges me to look at the world in different ways, which is something that will be helpful in the future."

Interdisciplinary Humanities majors choose two focus areas within the College of Arts & Letters and one outside of the College. With focus areas in English, Studio Art, and Horticulture, Minori is able to pursue all of her interests within one degree.

Putting it All Together

Minori's Summer internship represented how all of her areas of interest can fit together. As the Social Media Intern for the Ingham County Land Bank Garden Program, she wrote, painted, and gardened. Minori spent her summer internship sharing the stories of local farmers and designing and painting a mural on one of the garden sheds.

She explained, "I was able to ask local farmers relevant questions because of my experience in horticulture, use my background in English to share their stories, and then illustrate them in the mural."

Looking Forward

Entering her senior year at Michigan State University, Minori has done a little bit of everything including writing and performing an original monologue with Lansing Art Works, working for the Student Organic Farm, and joining MSU's Dance Club.

Minori plans on continuing to build her portfolio and eventually apply for graduate school. Inspired by the teaching styles of her College of Arts & Letters professors, her ultimate goal is to become an art professor who is able to help students connect their studies with real life issues and experiences.