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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.


Jessica Green, associate professor of biology and co-director of the UO’s Institute of Ecology and ...
Jessica Green
As predicted by most of the experts—and all Duck fans—Marcus Mariota has been awarded this ...
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Video: UO biologist Brendan Bohannan leads efforts to learn how converting the world’s largest ...
Brendan Bohannan
Chemistry alum Rodger Voelker, PhD ’96, hopes to improve safety for medical marijuana users.
Scientist tests marijuana