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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.


Jenna Prandini, a general social sciences alumna, earns a spot on the U.S. Olympic Track and Field ...
Day #2 of the NCAA Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, OR on June 12, 2014 (Eric Evans Photography)
Biology student is first at UO to win one of the most prestigious postgraduate scholarships in the ...
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Philosophy students are teaching elementary schoolers how to disagree–and still stay civil.
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An international studies student is the first to earn the esteemed Presidential Management ...
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