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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.


Junior Kellan Kadooka, a humanities-psychology double-major, aims to help disadvantaged children.
Kellan Kadooka
Freshman profile: AP Scholar Mickey Swartz is interested in the earth sciences, history and ...
Mickey Swartz
TEDxUOregon, held earlier this year, showcased electric presentations by faculty and students ...
Alex Dang
The Internet was still a research project when Joe Sventek realized that moving electrons through ...
Joe Sventek