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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.


CAS mourns the passing of Don Tykeson, a great benefactor of the College and the UO at large.
A new play by UO alumna Heidi Schreck (English & theatre arts) has strong connections to her ...
These curious kindergartners got as close to bees as a person can without getting stung.
Latino Roots, an intensive, two-term course that pulls from several CAS disciplines, is all about ...