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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.


Sociology alumna’s gift creates scholarship, study abroad opportunities in global health.
Aisha Almana
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies singer Steve Perry discusses his rise to fame and his biology degree ...
Steve Perry
UO costumes selected for an international exhibit will come home for “First Folio” ...
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Alum Elin McIIhattan shares stories about her fieldwork with the Antarctic Meteorological Research ...
In Helicopter in Antarctica