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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.


Social media and news outlets are abuzz over a research paper co-authored by economics professor Ben ...
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Economics professor Bill Harbaugh traveled to the Oregon State Capitol recently to participate in an ...
Oregon State Capitol
The Chronicle of Higher Education covers Ian McNeely’s innovative teaching method, during ...
Ian McNeely
Chris Minson has been appointed to the first-ever endowed professorship in the human physiology ...
Chris Minson