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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.


University Theatre presents “Comedy of Errors,” a hectic tale of violent cross-purposes, ...
Comedy of Errors
Poli Sci alum (’02) and former Portland mayor focuses on addressing climate change.
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Paul Slovic—renowned for his work on psychic numbing—joins 15 other UO faculty who have earned ...
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Professors from biology and physics team-teach a course exploring the science and culture of bread. ...
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