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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.


Computerized robots might soon be able to recreate paintings of the masters, without detection. ...
Richard Taylor
The speaker, a follower of Mahatma Gandhi, delivered to fellow delegates a stirring denunciation of ...
Muslim delegate at event
Political science alums Bret Jacobson, ’03, and Ian Spencer, ’07, are on the leading edge of ...
Red Edge staff
A team including UO anthropologist Frances White (pictured) finds humans aren’t to blame for ...
White, with bonobo