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Divisions 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.


If you’ve lived in Oregon for more than the past year, you’ve lived through a magnitude 6.0 ...
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Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening is a rock musical about the ...
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Biologist Joe Thornton is among 178 scholars, artists and scientists named as winners of 2014 John ...
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Andrew Lubash already knew he wanted a career helping others, but he didn’t expect to get so ...
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