Skip to Content

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.


Don Corson attended the UO in the late 1970s to work on his PhD in urban geography. He’s spent ...
Don Corson
Robert Wah, ’79 (chemistry), has been selected as president-elect of the American Medical ...
Robert Wah
William Sullivan, MA ’79 (German), is a hugely popular hiking author. But there were plenty of ...
Hikers along a hillside and river
Katie Meehan will be studying the challenges of implementing water supply alternatives, like ...
meehan-mexico-450x338