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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.


The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology is part of a team behind an innovative robotic sub that does ...
Robotic sub
Lawmakers approve funding for the College and Careers Building, a new home for the College of Arts ...
Tykesons with UO officials
Annika Gustafsson was a standout presenter at a recent symposium on undergraduate research about ...
Annika Gustafsson
Kudos to recent grads Shireen Farahani (Linguistics) and Sarah Martin (German), and PhD student ...
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