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The departments and programs of the Humanities Division are committed to the study of human meaning as it is expressed in diverse languages, explained in diverse literatures, and reflected upon from diverse philosophical and religious perspectives.

Beyond describing human life, social practices and complex systems, students of the humanities seek to understand the values and purposes that make practices and systems worthwhile. In an increasingly interconnected world, the ability to critically consider how individuals and communities make sense of their world is an essential skill.

UO psychology professor Paul Slovic is featured in a National Public Radio story on Americans’ ...
Paul Slovic
Tschetter, with grant officials
Don Corson attended the UO in the late 1970s to work on his PhD in urban geography. He’s spent ...
Don Corson
Robert Wah, ’79 (chemistry), has been selected as president-elect of the American Medical ...
Robert Wah