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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.


Economics Professor Chris Ellis designs classroom activities such as auctions to better illustrate ...
Chris Ellis
Science students Kyla Martichuski and John Gillies win a prestigious national award that recognizes ...
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University Theatre presents Sila, a play that examines the competing interests shaping the future of ...
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Thanks to the English Department, next year’s national tour of Shakespeare’s first folio ...
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