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Humanities

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.


Chris Minson has been appointed to the first-ever endowed professorship in the human physiology ...
Chris Minson
They are activists and economists, teachers, volunteers, athletes, musicians and peace-makers. In ...
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The UO’s own John Schmor has adapted Virginia Woolf’s final novel for the stage.
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CAS majors Sofia Hager (pictured) and Marlou Kluiving–both of the women’s tennis ...
Sofia Hager, serving