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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.


Political science alums Bret Jacobson, ’03, and Ian Spencer, ’07, are on the leading edge of ...
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Two innovative programs in the College of Arts and Sciences were honored recently for promoting ...
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New York Times reports on the Wyoming Migration Initiative, featuring maps by UO cartographers.
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